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Lead Software Engineer

Requisition ID: 903

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: New Malden - POST-LON, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Security Check (SC)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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 in the UK is the UK-based arm of Northrop Grumman Corporation. We are a diverse group of innovators and pioneers, defining what’s possible in security and defence technology. We are programmers, engineers, data scientists, manufacturers, project managers and more -working together across 10 specialist sites to develop and deploy pioneering, next-generation technologies.

Together, we are helping to transform the defence and national security capabilities for the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and the British Army and wider UK Government.

The work we do here is critical to the future safety and prosperity of the UK and its allies. When you come to Northrop Grumman we give you the opportunity, teams and tools needed to solve uniquely challenging problems.

We are looking for a Lead Software Engineer to work as part of a team developing the web-based geographic visualisation capability for our class leading Command and Control (C2) and Situational Awareness (SA) software.

This software enables our customers to effectively manage military operations, homeland defence, crisis management and conflict resolution. Your primary responsibilities will include:-

  • Capture, interpret and develop customer requirements.
  • Design and develop JavaScript and TypeScript components
  • Unit and Integration testing
  • Code reviews
  • Contribute to Agile planning and management activities

Essential Experience:

  • Proven commercial experience in JavaScript and TypeScript
  • Single Page Application design and development
  • Familiarity with development on Linux operating systems
  • Experience of the full development lifecycle
  • Yarn / NPM

Desirable Skills

  • VueJS, Vuetify or similar reactive, component based front-end library e.g. React or Angular
  • Java 11 + Spring Boot
  • Git/BitBucket
  • Docker
  • Maven / Gradle
  • Web Security e.g OAuth2
  • SDK/API development

Desirable Experience

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Understanding of Service Oriented Oriented Architectures
  • Agile Development
  • Luciad RIA

Additional information:

  • Looking for flexibility? Talk to us at the application stage about what may be possible.
  • This role will require travel to our sites across the UK
  • Clearance requirements: The post-holder must be able hold and maintain UK Government clearance



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.