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Principal / Sr. Principal Site Reliability Engineer/DevOps Engineer – 7772

Requisition ID: R10052058

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal / Sr. Principal Site Reliability Engineer/DevOps Engineer.  This position will be located in Huntsville, AL and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program. 

What You’ll Get To Do: 

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

The successful candidate for this position will design, implement and administer Dev*Ops software factories. Support the design, procurement and instantiation of a Software Factory to operate across a multi-site network.  Monitor and maintain the operation of the software factory to support high reliability program execution. The candidate will develop and maintain automation pipelines. The candidate will also be expected to interact with the other divisions within the company, partner organizations as well as the end customer.

  • Maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with systems and network administrators.
  • Purchases hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery.
  • Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.
  • Ancillary duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocating mass storage space.
  • The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.  


Job Qualifications: 

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Principal Site Reliability Engineer /DevOps Engineer:
    • 5 Years of experience with Bachelor’s in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or other technical degree, 4 additional years of experience may be used in lieu of a degree; 3 Years with Masters, 0 Years with PhD.
  • Sr. Principal Site Reliability Engineer/DevOps Engineer:
    • 9 Years of experience with Bachelor’s in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or other technical degree, 4 additional years of experience may be used in lieu of a dgree, 7 Years with Masters, 4 Years with PhD.
  • Current DoD Secret clearance or higher (adjudicated within the past 5 years) with ability to obtain PAR within 365 days from submission
  • Experience with software development (Java/Javascript, C++, C# or any modern object-oriented language) and its life cycle
  • Experience with build tools (i.e., Maven, Ant, GNU make) and/or continuous integration environments (i.e., Jenkins, GitLab, Bamboo) and/or repositories (i.e. Nexus, JFROG)
  • Experience with Windows and Linux/Unix administration
  • Prior experience with DevOps and/or Software Factory implementation
  • Familiarity with scripting languages (i.e. PERL, Python, Bash, YAML)

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Proficiency with Linux and Linux based software development tools
  • Experience with virtualization (i.e. VMWare)
  • Experience with automation/configuration management using either Ansible, Chef or equivalent
  • Integrate complex systems that facilitate continuous build, continuous integration, continuous test, continuous deployment
  • Direct Experience with build tools (i.e., Make, Gradle) and continuous integration environments (i.e., Jenkins, GitLab, Bamboo)
  • Experience with source code configuration management tools (i.e git)
  • Ability to automate software builds and releases
  • Experience with spacecraft or launch systems software development is highly desired.
  • Certification from VMWare and Cisco
  • Experience using Amazon Web Services, Azure, including using AWS native services (Cloud Formation, S3, etc.) is a plus
  • Experience with concepts such as micro services (including scalability best practices), containers, and container orchestration using Docker or Kubernetes
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management
  • CompTIA Security+ certification or equivalent
  • CISSP certification or equivalent
  • Understanding of HP server configuration/ HpiLO6:Secure boot
  • Experience with Ansible Automation Platform, including Ansible Tower
  • Experience with HashiCorp Packer and Vault
  • Experience with Nexus
  • Experience with Terraform, vCenter, vSphere, or similar Virtual Provisioning
  • Experience with Jira/Confluence in an Agile environment

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: 

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage 
  • 401k 
  • Educational Assistance 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions  
  • Paid Time Off  
  • Health & Wellness Resources  
  • Employee Discounts 

Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $114,300 USD - $171,500 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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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.