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Lead DevOps Engineer

Requisition ID: R10076265

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
  • 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: 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.

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. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Lead DevOps Engineer to join our team in San Antonio, Texas. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career. 

The ideal candidate for this opportunity will be well versed with Agile and Scrum methods, hands-on technical experience with relevant industry tools, and a demonstrated ability to identify and solve challenging technical problems.

How you will contribute to the Mission:

  • Identify and solve challenging technical problems

  • Scripting various languages including Ansible, Python, or PowerShell to automate labor intensive repetitive tasks

  • Development of the release cycle, while operating within a continuous integration environment that emphasizes verifiable secure components and processes

  • Utilize Versioning Repository tools, Continuous Integration Frameworks, Application Containerization, Automation Deployment, Code Quality and Code Security Scanning tools


This position is expected to be 100% onsite.  The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at our San Antonio, TX location.


This Position will be filled at the Lead DevOps Engineer level.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline with 14 years of experience, or a Master's degree with 12 years of experience, or a Ph.D. with 9 years of experience; additional years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Experienced with software development and/or scripting

  • Experience implementing DevSecOps for large program using Agile development methods

  • Experience operating in a commercial or private cloud such as AWS or Azure using Helm, Ansible, Terraform, Twistlock, and Docker

  • Active U.S. Secret Level Security Clearance or higher required to start

  • Special program approval required to start

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DOD 8140 certification or technical certification in related technologies 




Salary Range: $161,000 USD - $241,600 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.