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Principal / Senior Principal DevOps Engineer

Requisition ID: R10064791

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, 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: 2

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.

The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Advanced Processing Solutions Business pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines the leading edge of exotic new technologies, and drives advances in the sciences. One of our most challenging new fields is Transformational Computing, which combines the unique properties of superconductivity and quantum mechanics to develop radical new energy-efficient computing systems. Our team is chartered with providing the skills to transform computing beyond Moore’s Law, advancing development of computer architectures, processing/memory subsystems, and large-scale high-performance computing systems. You will work in a fast-paced team environment alongside a broad array of scientists and engineers to make these processing solutions a reality and deliver remarkable new advantages to the warfighter.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector (NGMS) is a leading global provider of secure software-defined, hardware enabled mission systems. Our company is pioneering capabilities in a wide variety of sectors that keep our nation and our allies’ safe from undersea to space and cyberspace. NGMS is seeking Engineers with demonstrated ability to lead development of new technologies to support our innovative Transformational Computing team to help develop software in support of emerging supercomputing technologies.

Responsibilities:

Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software. Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Ensures software standards are met.

This candidate must possess the ability to work as a member of a small, highly-skilled team in a dynamic environment, as well as to participate in systems design, code development, debugging, and integration and testing of new capabilities, enhancements and modifications into the operational baseline. The work expands automated, continuous software deliveries from multiple development teams to deployments on-premise systems.

This position requires onsite work at our Linthicum, MD location.

Job Description:

  • Implement various development, testing, automation tools, and IT infrastructure
  • Build and set up new development tools and infrastructure
  • Work on ways to automate and improve development and release processes
  • Implement authentication concepts such as LDAP
  • Implement general infrastructure and application security concepts
  • Work with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes, for both development and deployment.
  • Experience using and managing these DevOps Tools: Ansible and GitLab
  • Experience in one or more of these scripts: shell script, yaml, Python, Batch script
  • Expert in Linux administration, troubleshooting, and performance tuning 
  • Production experience writing and maintaining CI/CD pipelines
  • Candidates must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a US DoD TS/SCI clearance

Basic Qualifications Level 3:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Sciences, Information Technology, or comparable degree
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Experience with various Linux distributions
  • Basic Software Development Skills:  C/C++/Java/Node/NodeJS or Javascript, scripting, python.
  • Experience with Source Control CI/CD: GitLab, Jenkins, GOCD.
  • Code building experience: Maven, Gradle, Gunicorn, etc.
  • Repository management experience: Nexus, Artifactory
  • Experience with Authentication: Keycloak, OpenSSL, PKCS12, X.509, AD/LDAP.
  • Experience with Container Orchestration: Docker-Compose, Kubernates, Openshift.
  • Agile experience with Kanban.
  • Problem solving skills: Divide and conquer strategy, mitigate/record/report/remediate.
  • Eligibility for a TS/SCI Clearance; U.S. Citizenship is a pre-requisite.

Basic Qualifications Level 4:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Sciences, Information Technology, or comparable degree
  • A minimum of 9 years of experience
  • Proficient with various Linux distributions
  • Software Development Skills:  C/C++/Java/Node/NodeJS or Javascript, scripting, python.
  • Proficient with Source Control CI/CD: GitLab, Jenkins, GOCD.
  • Code building experience: Maven, Gradle, Gunicorn, etc.
  • Repository management experience: Nexus, Artifactory
  • Experience with Authentication: Keycloak, OpenSSL, PKCS12, X.509, AD/LDAP.
  • Proficient with Container Orchestration: Docker-Compose, Kubernates, Openshift.
  • Agile experience with Kanban.
  • Problem solving skills: Divide and conquer strategy, mitigate/record/report/remediate.
  • Eligibility for a TS/SCI Clearance; U.S. Citizenship is a pre-requisite.


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.