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Build & Release Engineer – Principal / Senior Principal

Requisition ID: R10035499

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Fort Gordon, Georgia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a DevSecOps Build & Release Engineer team member in to support a Cyber Security program in Ft. Gordon, Augusta, GA.

You will be working with our experienced engineering team developing workflows to support Department of Defense Cyber efforts. These workflows are tailored engineering efforts for Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines integrating current and future cyber systems.

We're looking for a highly motivated individual with an impeccable work ethic and a strong ability to work in a collaborative fast-moving dynamic team environment. The primary team will be located in Tampa, Florida with distributed team members embedded directly with the customer. Our ability to communicate / coordinate highly technical requirements with team members is a priority due to competing priorities and demanding deadlines. Ideally, the candidate should possess a deep understanding and practical experience with the use of various tools to enable a DevSecOps lifecycle, to include build, release and configuration management, and has demonstrated the ability to move DevOps processes from concept to implementation. The candidate should be able to automate and continuously improve the DevOps infrastructure and workflows in close collaboration with software developers, testers, system operators, and other stakeholders through the selection, orchestration, configuration, and scripting of DevOps supporting tools. You must be able to work within a strict change management environment with the ability to document and test all changes prior to implementation. You will perform technical, operational, and security risk analysis for new changes and technologies and articulate risks in a succinct manner. Individual must be able to provide some mentorship and team / project organization skills. You must be able to quickly adapt new technologies to avoid limitations & obsolescence of both tools and systems.

Job role supports government cyber test and evaluation environments through the development of automated build and test workflows in a CI/CD pipeline using enterprise solution products. Candidate will need to have a willingness to dive deep, experiment rapidly, and get things done.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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 with Agile and Scrum

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

  • Experience with Source Control and Version tools (e.g. GitLab, Bitbucket) -

  • Experience with Application Containerization (e.g. Docker)

  • Experience with Automation Deployment Tools (e.g. Ansible, Kubernetes)

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

  • Experience delivering solutions in an air-gapped system

We are looking for experienced DevSecOps Build Engineers that can serve as Subject Matter Experts (SME) in some or all of the following skillsets: 

DevSecOps Development Frameworks: Experience working with multiple development frameworks and methodologies with the ability to identify opportunities for innovation in development teams and address identified problems. Experience working in Scrum and Agile environments highly desired. Experience leading development teams highly desired.

Build and Release Engineering Technical Skills:

  • Source Code Version Control (e.g. Bitbucket, Gitlab)

  • Automation server (e.g. Bamboo, Jenkins)

  • Automated testing (e.g. Selenium, Unit, Coverity)

  • Software Containerization (e.g. Docker)

  • Container Orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes)

  • Configuration Management and Deployment (e.g. Ansible, SaltStack)

  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)

  • Binary Artifact Repository (e.g. A rtifactory, Nexus)

  • Issue and Project Tracking (e.g. Jira)

  • Workflow and Pipeline Monitoring (e.g. Raygun, Nagios, ELK, or Zabbix)

Basic Qualifications for Principal level:

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD: NOTE: Four (4) years of additional experience can be substituted in lieu of degree

  • US Citizenship is required with an active DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance which was active in the last 24 months

  • Must possess or be able to obtain DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level II or higher within two (2) months of starting

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal level:

  • 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD: NOTE: Four (4) years of additional experience can be substituted in lieu of degree

  • US Citizenship is required with an active DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance which was active in the last 24 months

  • Must possess or be able to obtain DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level II or higher within two (2) months of starting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with network design, virtual environments, and cyber systems design is preferred.

  • DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level III (CASP CE or CISSP)

  • Bachelor's or higher degree in a technical field highly desired

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

  • 2+ years of experience in automation applications and frameworks


Salary Range: $96,400 USD - $144,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $119,400 USD - $179,200 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 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.