Northrop Grumman Java Software Engineer 2/3 in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

How do cyber terrorists get past the industries best? They don't. There are too many of us fighting virtual threats, protecting enterprises and entire countries from large-scale attacks. From creating a citywide wireless network for our first responders, to protecting our nation from cyber threats, to building software-defined radios that change how our military communications, our Information Systems team helps life run smoothly and safely.

If you are the sort of person who loves a challenge and likes to be involved in serious organizational and software change -- Then this is without a doubt one of the most interesting and exciting times to join an organization like ours. The culture is one of excellence; team work, learning, delivered value and people. We are looking for people who love to learn and take initiative to really make this happen.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Java Software Engineer 2/3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located at Annapolis Junction, MD.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Candidate will perform software development in the creation of analytics, writing custom queries, developing metrics, and advising on system integrations. Efforts will be in support of the Cyber Security Operations (CSO) which leverages Knowledge Driven Operations (KDO) to capture, counter, share, and target adversary cyber operations.

The team is seeking to add software developers to an existing team where the chosen candidates will work in an environment of System Engineers and other Software Developers to perform Data Science activities. The team will analyze existing data sets to develop metrics and identify trends. From these results, analytics will be proposed and approved to enhance knowledge and capture value from the data. The Software Developer will design, develop, and test these approved analytics, advising on integrations with enterprise systems and developing metrics

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on the qualifications listed below.

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This requisition may be filled at either a Level 2 or a Level 3.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 2 are:

2+ years experience in Software Engineering

1 year programming experience using Java

Experience with using MapReduce and Restful Services

Experience writing requirements and coordinating/negotiating the design and implementation of those requirements with all stakeholders, especially analysts, understanding their needs in order to translate them to new requirements.

Experience with the collaboration of multiple organizations across the agency, including working with various products within CSO and the Capabilities Directorate.

Ability to bridge gaps between mission needs and tool environments

Have the capability to be a good communicator to explain best practices and principles of Knowledge Management

Experience in the SIGINT mission

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3 are:

5+ years experience in Software Engineering

4 years programming experience using Java

Experience with using MapReduce and Restful Services

Experience writing requirements and coordinating/negotiating the design and implementation of those requirements with all stakeholders, especially analysts, understanding their needs in order to translate them to new requirements.

Experience with the collaboration of multiple organizations across the agency, including working with various products within CSO and the Capabilities Directorate.

Ability to bridge gaps between mission needs and tool environments

Have the capability to be a good communicator to explain best practices and principles of Knowledge Management

Experience in the SIGINT mission

Preferred Qualifications:

Understanding of fundamental cyber security, cyber operational awareness, and computer network defense practices.

Experienceusing PIG

Familiarity with graph analytics and cyber knowledge domain

Experience with open source and enterprise data science, collection, database, and dissemination systems like Jupyter Notebooks, Kibana, and Python in a data analytic environment

Experience supporting an operational environment to include management of customer and mission needs and balancing those needs with software deployments

Working knowledge of Cyber activities to include networks and the associated technologies including routers, firewalls and cross-domain solutions

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience giving briefings

Working knowledge of the major data repositories

Working knowledge of the various CSO and Capabilities systems

Familiarity with the various dataflows related to the CSO systems

Experience with the support of operational systems, including managing customer and developer relationships

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required Four (4) years of software engineering experience on projects with similar software processes may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.

Security Clearance: Active TS/SCI with Polygraph is required

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.