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Lead Big Data Developer

Requisition ID: 736

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: London - POST-LON, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Developed Vetting (DV)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time 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.

Are you an experienced Big Data Software Developer who wants to join a leading cyber team within an evolving and dynamic organisation? Due to the success of a number of strategic based programmes, we are growing our Software Development team with creative and ambitious Software Engineers.

For us, innovation is key and we have immediate opportunities for talented software engineers to join our team to help us develop and maintain a suite of applications. We are in a phase of rapid growth and there are various opportunities to develop your career with us to meet your aspirations. You will be helping us to solve our customer's problems within an agile team. You will have opportunities throughout the Software Lifecycle from requirements capture through to R&D (Research & Development), implementation, automation and test in a wide range of technologies.

As a Big Data Software Developer you will have had responsibility for the design and delivery of packages of work; leading teams and working with customers. You will be able to deploy applications in a controlled, repeatable way and be developing technical specialisms in frameworks and/or toolsets. For this role we would like you to have experience of mentoring or line management, to support your team.

Key criteria required...

  • Proven experience in professional Java development, writing well-designed, testable code
  • Proven experience in open source big data technologies such as Hadoop, Cloudera or Elasticsearch
  • Keen to learn a broad range of technologies on the Java stack
  • Experience of DevSecOps automated deployment technologies such as Jenkins, Docker, Ansible
  • Agile Scrum methodologies using tools such as Confluence and Jira Also, we'd love it if you have experience of...
  • Cloud-based architectures; certification is a bonus.
  • Microservice-orientated or serverless architectures
  • Messaging and Routing Technologies such as NiFi or RabbitMQ
  • Supporting business development through contributions to customer proposals and R&D projects


Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.


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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?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.