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Senior Cyber Engineer

Requisition ID: R10052679

  • CategoryCategory: Research and Sciences
  • LocationLocation: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Highest Level of Government Clearance
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 10

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.

Your Opportunity to Define Possible. Our Opportunity to Deliver the Nation’s Security. Together.

Salary: £39,000 - £55,000

Role clearance type: Post-holder must hold and maintain UK Government clearances where required. Clearance not required to start

Location:  Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

About Your Opportunity:

As an experienced developer you will be looking to pursue technical leadership opportunities with an aspiration to take on more responsibilities of technical project delivery.

With your technical lead, this role provides software development plans and sprint planning goals which give our customers their competitive edge. Working autonomously on highly assured and documented code, you are able to empower others with clear accountability and set the example for junior engineers.

You will be granted opportunities to lead customer demonstrations and Proof-of-Concept feature development, your contributions will be pivotal to defining possible to our customer’s most intricate problems.

Your Benefits:

  • Flexible working schedules - we offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements and full time and part time roles. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.
  • Flexible Benefits Package – choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.
  • Employee Incentive Programme – exceptional performance is recognized through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel
  • Career Development – opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities

Your Responsibilities:

  • You will deliver well-designed, documented and tested code in Python, C, C++, C# and/or Java.
  • Responsible for design decisions of features to be implemented in complex software projects.
  • Internal team champion and mentor for high assurance development methodologies and robust documentation.
  • Lead Proof of Concept feature development with opportunities to present research to our customers.
  • Stakeholder in defining CICD pipeline processes and testing methodologies for project deliveries.
  • Able to perform autonomously with a high degree of flexibility.

Your Experience:

  • Can demonstrate proficiency across two or more programming / scripting languages; with an aptitude to learn others. Particular emphasis on a native language paired with Python.
  • Experience of designing and developing innovative software solutions whilst remaining up to date on future technologies / trends.
  • Experience of debugging and disassembling third-party tools and libraries.
  • Demonstrable experience leading agile project deliverables through to completion and within agreed timeframes.
  • Ability to communicate confidently with both internal and external stakeholders.

Your Future Team:

“What I find particularly enjoyable about working for Northrop Grumman is the set of unique requirements that apply to our projects. Solving the problems with these considerations requires significant lateral thinking, knowledge of a variety of technologies, and discussion with other engineers; ensuring that the work never gets dull!”

Lewis B, Senior Cyber Engineer @ Northrop Grumman UK

Our most valuable assets are our people, and you will have the opportunity to take part in innovation sessions, helping us identify areas where we can continue to pioneer in our customer’s mission space.

We are an experienced, supportive and truly Agile team. Our organisation promotes collaboration, opportunity, and new experiences - helping you develop your career and build on your capability to lead.

Our environment is energised and supports the need for flexibility. We believe that creating a team that values diversity and fosters inclusion is essential to great performance and we are proud of our quality of work.

We know the best ideas come from diversity of thought, background, perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industry. We treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.

About Our Responsibilities:

Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We’ll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business. 

We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And within a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.

How to Apply:

Interested in our opportunity?

Yes – then simply submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by one of our expert recruiters who’ll then respond advising you of the outcome and next steps for successful candidates.

Possibly, I’d like to find out moreemail to connect with one of our Sourcing Specialists who will be happy to support you with any enquires.

Background checks and potentially security clearance form part of the recruitment process, our team will inform you of the procedures when required.

Northrop Grumman UK:

Work with a global brand that makes a real contribution to our nation’s security and future. At Northrop Grumman UK, the brightest minds come together to push the boundaries and Define Possible. As leaders in the digital transformation of Aerospace, Defence and Intelligence we are providing ground-breaking outcomes for our customers.

UK Cyber & Intelligence Business:

Our UK Cyber & Intelligence business combines modern software development approaches with a rich heritage and experience in the defence and security sectors. Our customers have complex and sensitive data and information requirements requiring a mission partner who quickly understands the context, delivering and sustaining a portfolio of challenging technology projects at scale and pace, supporting them through an ambitious digital transformation programme.

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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?

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.