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Lead Linux Engineer

Requisition ID: R10052799

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Manchester, UK
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Security Check (SC)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.

Your Opportunity to Define Possible. Our Opportunity to Deliver the Nation’s Security. Together.

Salary: £59,000 - £85,000

Role clearance type: You must be able to gain and maintain UK Government clearance.

Location: Capstan House, Manchester, United Kingdom

About Your Opportunity:

Linux Engineers are critical to the success of our market leading and agile delivery teams across Northrop Grumman.

Collaborating with Architects, Software Developers and Testers, we align complex systems to exacting standards and deliver mission value that transforms client systems, whilst delivering improvement in reliability, cost and organisational agility.

Your Benefits:

  • Flexible working schedules - we offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.
  • Flexible Benefits Package – choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.
  • Employee Incentive Programme – exceptional performance is recogniSed through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel
  • Career Development – opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities

Your Responsibilities:

  • Work with stakeholders to design, build and maintain mission critical systems
  • Administering systems, applications and databases based on Linux operating systems
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting IP networking systems
  • Automating system deployment, operation and maintenance using Infrastructure as Code and Configuration Management tooling
  • Continuously expand your own skills, maintaining and enhancing relevant certifications

Your Experience:

  • Proven experience of designing, deploying and administering Linux or Unix based solutions, using virtualisation, containerisation, Infrastructure as Code and DevOps tools, techniques & procedures.
  • Certified to RHCE equivalent level in one of the appropriate Linux certification bodies, for example GIAC, LPI, Oracle, RedHat or The Linux Foundation;
  • Experience of designing, deploying & troubleshooting IPv4 Networking, including Subnetting, OSPF Routing, VLANs and VPNs;
  • Experience of automating tasks using Ansible, Bash, PowerShell, Puppet or Python;

  • Experience of administering Virtualised or Containerised systems in VMWare or Docker;

Your Future Team:

“As a Lead Linux Engineer I investigate and implement the latest tools to design, build and support Linux based solutions, using Infrastructure as Code and automation tooling to build and deploy environments and applications across containerised and virtualised environments. I mentor the more junior members of the team in Linux and automation, driving code quality and best practice.”

Richard, Lead Linux Engineer, National Security Solutions @ Northrop Grumman UK

Joining the Infrastructure Discipline gives a great variety of opportunity, working with the latest Infrastructure as Code and DevSecOps toolsets to deliver innovative solutions to extremely complex problems.

Our focused and flexible Infrastructure Team consists of industry leading practitioners in engineering and systems administration across all specialisms and experience. We work with multiple customer sets and system classifications, on both public cloud and on premise. Collaboratively we deliver innovative solutions to extremely complex problems, providing our team a broad range of experiences from which to develop new skills and learning across the latest Infrastructure as Code and DevSecOps toolsets.

Diversity is at the heart of our success. Our team share experience, knowledge and new thinking gained from a wide range of backgrounds perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements across several industries. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industry. We treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.

About Our Responsibilities:

Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We’ll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business. 

We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And within a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.

How to Apply:

Interested in our opportunity?

Yes – then simply submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by one of our expert recruiters who’ll then respond advising you of the outcome and next steps for successful candidates.

Possibly, I’d like to find out more – email talentenquiries@uk.ngc.com to connect with one of our Sourcing Specialists who will be happy to support you with any enquires.

Background checks and potentially security clearance form part of the recruitment process, our team will inform you of the procedures when required.

Northrop Grumman UK:

Work with a global brand that makes a real contribution to our nation’s security and future. At Northrop Grumman UK, the brightest minds come together to push the boundaries and Define Possible. As leaders in the digital transformation of Aerospace, Defence and Intelligence we are providing ground-breaking outcomes for our customers.

UK Cyber & Intelligence Business:

Our UK Cyber & Intelligence business combines modern software development approaches with a rich heritage and experience in the defence and security sectors. Our customers have complex and sensitive data and information requirements requiring a mission partner who quickly understands the context, delivering and sustaining a portfolio of challenging technology projects at scale and pace, supporting them through an ambitious digital transformation programme.

Find out more: https://www.northropgrumman.com/careers/job-search-united-kingdom/

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.