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Sentinel Staff Engineer DevOPs – 9815*

Requisition ID: R10105012

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Staff Engineer DevOps.  This position will be located at Roy, UT or Huntsville, AL and will support the Sentinel program. Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.  Final grade level offered will be based on candidate level of experience.

What You’ll Get to Do: 

The Software Development Environment (SDE) Engineer DevOps position will serve the Sentinel program and assist in defining the SDE and its long-term strategy across all software development. The overall team is responsible for the maturation and support of the SW development tools and environments for the life of the Sentinel Program.

The SDE Engineer DevOp role works to mitigate and eliminate issues that impact software development. This role is key in our Digital Transformation and relationship with the customer. Works across the NG Enterprise to help develop priorities for fixes and evolution of the environment. Current priorities/responsibilities impact all other system engineering and software development teams supporting Sentinel to include Northrop Grumman employees, contractors, and government counterparts. 

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plans and evolves processes and infrastructure to execute programs which support rapid maturation and deployment of capability while sustaining a stable security posture and incorporating ongoing stakeholder feedback.

  • Integrates development pipelines leveraging automation with test-driven development tools and continuous integration/test frameworks.

  • Implements provisioning and deployment techniques via packaging, componentizing, or Cloud distribution.

  • Functions with agile principles to execute efficiently in an environment of continuous feedback.

  • Ensures implementation of Software Configuration Management (SCM), code quality, and code coverage with automated testing for Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines. 

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings for distributed teams

  • Hands-on experience building platforms for containerized workloads leveraging Kubernetes and includes cluster provisioning, workload optimization, logging and monitoring, security, and troubleshooting

  • Software configuration management accomplished with Infrastructure as Code (IAC)

  • Troubleshoot issues faced in the working Kubernetes environment and CI/CD pipeline 

  • Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-term perspective, for desired results 

  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives 

  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations

Position Benefits:

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:  

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage  

  • 401k  

  • Educational Assistance  

  • Life Insurance  

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions   

  • Paid Time Off   

  • Health & Wellness Resources   

  • Employee Discounts  

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.   

Job Qualifications: 

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Staff Engineer DevOps:  14 Years with Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD or 4 additional years in lieu of a degree

  • US Citizenship with an Active Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 6 years) with the ability to receive a Special Access Program (SAP) certification

  • Ability to obtain, and maintain, a DoD Top Secret security clearance

  • Experience developing IT and cloud infrastructure

  • Current understanding of best practices regarding system security measures

  • Experience in software engineering and design architecture

  • Advanced understanding of business analysis techniques and processes

  • Professional experience working with and analyzing computer hardware and software

  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • 5+ years’ experience with Docker, Kubernetes, and VMWare

  • Experience operating in and leading multiple project methodologies and approaches (Agile, Scrum, Waterfall)

  • High proficiency in technical problem solving; to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and monitoring

  • Multi-disciplined knowledge in areas related to engineering including systems design, hardware, software and firmware design, integration and test

  • Expert as a solutions, software or enterprise architect role

  • Active Top Secret Clearance

  • Current CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP or CSSLP certification


Salary Range: $139,000 USD - $208,600 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.