Northrop Grumman Principal Computer Systems Architect (DevOps) in Woodlawn, Maryland

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work then the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

A DevOps candidate with extensive work experience is required for establishing the approach to software development and a set of practices that stresses communication, collaboration and close cooperation between the agile development teams and information technology professionals. Maintain and deploy software systems and automated solutions to support a project approach of continuous software delivery issues. He/she will develop, modify, or update applications used by business or infrastructure units. They play a technical role in the development team's efforts and assess high level design issues relating to platform, enterprise software, and interactions with other systems. In addition, the candidate should have experience with a variety of coding languages, technical infrastructure and software deployment.

Job Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Continuous improvement in system visibility and applications with advanced monitoring, metrics and log analytics

  • Identification of root causes on critical problems throughout the platform, incident reports and the organization of the engineering team members in steps to resolve issues

  • Communication across third party services to effectively resolve day-to-day issues and relay updates to the rest of the team

  • Architect and support the building, deployment and manage of product release workflow and live deployments, through a continuous delivery system

  • Providing design leadership in large and complex development projects involving application development, migrations, and additions to existing applications

  • Participation in project meetings with other technical staff and business owners and subject matter experts

  • Guide the programmers/developers on technical issues especially those that impact releases, deployment and delivery.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 7 years of IT related experience, or Master's Degree and 5 years IT related experience, or 11 years of related experience can be substituted in lieu of degree

  • Minimum of 4 years combined experience in:

  • Architecting and designing enterprise software deployments and releases

  • Web-based technologies, Object Oriented Development, and J2EE Development

  • Managing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) tools such as: Jenkins, SonarQube,

  • Automation tools such as Puppet, Ansible, Chef et

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Position of Pubic Trust clearance, U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident status (Green Card Holder) required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior Social Security Administration (SSA) disability experience is a plus

  • Excellent team building skills, including cross-functional team building and ability to analyze metrics, identify dysfunctions, and make recommendations to senior management

  • Strong system-level troubleshooting skills and the ability to identify and resolve performance and scalability bottlenecks

  • Proficiency in MS Office, MS Visio, and SharePoint

  • Experience with tools and technologies such as: Jenkins, SonarQube, Automation tools such as Puppet, Ansible, Chef etc.

  • Previous role as DevOps Engineer

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and nontechnical audiences, as well as interface with the customer on a daily basis

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