Associate Configuration AnalystMelbourne, FL

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an Associate Configuration Analyst to join our Global Surveillance Division supporting a team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.

Responsibilities will include working with internal business partners to gather requirements, prototyping, and creating complex solutions supporting the building and test plan execution, performing quality reviews, and triaging and fixing operational issues. You will have the opportunity to become the subject matter expert for various subsystems of the aircraft and contribute to the overall design of the software.

Plans and coordinates preparation of project documentation, such as engineering drawings, production specifications and schedules, and contract modifications, to ensure customer contract requirements are met. Reviews contract to determine documentation required for each phase of project, applying knowledge of engineering and manufacturing processes. Analyzes proposed changes of product design to determine effect on overall product and system. Coordinates modification records for management control. Establishes change orders and prepares for change authorization and documentation by company and subcontractor. Reviews and analyzes released engineering change data and coordinates changes with engineering, quality, support, manufacturing, and engineering data control activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability to use and/or application of principles, theories, and concepts. Knowledge of industry practices and standards. Demonstrates the skill and ability to perform professional tasks. Problem Solving skills that develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity. Discretion/Latitude to work under only very general supervision. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy. Impact that contributes to the completion of organizational projects and goals. Errors in judgment or failure to achieve results would normally be detected in supervisory oversight. Liaison which has frequent internal company contacts. Contacts are primarily with immediate supervisor, and other personnel in the section or group. Represents section or group on specific projects.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to take ownership of hard problems and drive to a solution, while working in a team environment and provide leadership for its implementation. It is critical that you understand the software development life cycle and have an in-depth knowledge of automated testing to facilitate and analyze large data sets. The analyst will work closely with the software engineers participating in the full life cycle of software development, to include requirements development, modeling and design, application development, unit to CSCI testing, integration, formal system testing, release, installation, and maintenance. The analyst will apply technical expertise in solving complex integration and automation problems. Providing design and implementation solutions that meet the requirements of the program. The analyst will interact with cross discipline teams, program management, and on occasion government customers. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills are required. Experience working with python and other scripting languages within the Linux environment is required.

Essential Functions:

• Understanding of the full software lifecycle. (Design, implementation, and unit testing of software)

• Experience working with continuous integration and continuous development CI/CD.

• Work with various team members to automate and integrate functionality with other software environment.

• Experience with automation of scheduled jobs to reduce labor intensive tasks. (i.e. program and script build and test plans with artifact generation.)

• Experience with Atlassian application suite (Jira, Confluence, Bamboo, Bitbucket)

• Experience with other DevOps pipeline tools (e.g. Jenkins, Synopsis, SonaType)

• Experience in designing and developing release cycle and deployment operations.

• Experience scripting with some or all: YAML, JSON, Python, BASH, PowerShell

Basic Qualifications:

• Associate Configuration Analyst: 0 Years with bachelors. NOTE: Four (4) years of additional relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

• Demonstrated ability to meet tasking deadlines

• Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel

• An understanding of Markdown or other Wiki language

• Familiarity with Windows and Linux, ability to run scripts on Windows and Linux

• Strong communication skills in English, both verbal and written, with the ability to understand and translate technical instructions

• Experience with developing automation solutions supporting the CI/CD pipeline.

• Experience configuring RedHat Linux and Microsoft Windows within a secure environment.

• Experience using python and other scripting languages in a development environment.

• Familiarity with the Atlassian tool suite, and plugins, Git and Confluence.

• The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level security clearance and special program access

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master's degree within a technical field with relevant software experience

• 2+ years of experience in Build & Release principles and technical implementations

• 2+ years of experience in automation applications and frameworks

• Familiarity with git, Jira, and other Atlassian tool suite

• Experience editing modules in DOORs and the writing of requirements

• Familiarity with Nexus or other artifact management programs

• Training with formal test events and the writing of test procedures

• Light scripting in Word/Excel Macros, python, bash or other scripting language to automate and improve efficiency of tasking

• Familiarity with the Agile software development process

Salary Range: $51,400 - $77,200

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.