Staff Engineer Software

Requisition ID: R10037128

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an Automation Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.  The selected candidate will be leading at team working with the latest technologies to automate applications and infrastructure.
Essential Functions:
Improve the software factory to include continuous test and continuous deployment in addition to the continuous build and continuous integration pipeline
Experience using the Agile methodology to plan/assign tasks
Apply knowledge and experience using cloud native technologies
Lead a team of Automation engineers and coordinate across teams
Authoring documentation and presentations to the customer and management
Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees, technical leadership, management and customer
The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments and collaborative/team settings across all levels.  
Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 14 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in STEM with 12 years of related engineering experience, or a PhD in STEM with 9 related engineering experience
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions
  • Ability to demonstrate success in leading and developing multi-discipline team
  • Experience with software development (Java, C++, C# or any modern object-oriented language) and its life cycle
  • Experience with build tools (i.e., Maven, Ant) and continuous integration environments (i.e., Bamboo, Jenkins,TeamCity)
  • Experience with infrastructure automation using three or more of these products: Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Packer and SaltStack
  • Experience developing Bash and Python scripts
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix/Windows Administration
  • Experience with VMware infrastructure and automation
  • Active and in-scope Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain and maintain PAR

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Already cleared to the program
  • Experience with infrastructure automation using all of these products: Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Packer and SaltStack
  • Experience with VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) and vRealize Automation
  • Experience with VMware Codestream
  • Experience leading multi-discipline team of engineers
  • Experience with developing formal builds within the DoD industry
  • System level thinking

Salary Range: $156,000 USD - $234,000 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.