DevOps Engineer / Principal DevOps EngineerBoulder, CO

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.

The Launch and Missile Defense Systems division within Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a DevOps Engineer. We are excited for you to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. Our domain provides rewarding work that contributes to the latest advancements being made in the missile defense industry. The position is located in Boulder, CO - Boulder is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and only 25 miles from downtown Denver.

Position Overview:

The selected DevOps Engineer will plan and evolve processes and infrastructure to execute programs which support rapid maturation and deployment of capability while sustaining a stable security posture and configuration identification, control, reporting, and delivery of both internally developed and externally purchased commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software products . The DevOps Engineer will integrate development pipelines leveraging automation with test-driven development tools. 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Applying configuration management methodologies to systems

  • Supporting Development Teams throughout software development lifecycle

  • Designs, develops, automates, and maintains productivity tools using programming, database or scripting languages to improve software modeling and development .

  • Designs and implements build procedures that are used to support software product development and use.

  • Driving innovation through discovery and implementation of processes for continuous improvement.

  • Ensures implementation of Software Configuration Management (SCM), code quality, and code coverage with automated and manual testing on executable code

  • Collaborating with software teams using Agile Methodology

  • Catalyze development teams in adoption of DevOps practices especially using automation.

  • Utilizing Jira to document bugs and enhancements

  • Enhancing and sustaining maintainability, security and control of system software.

  • May train software developers in the use of configuration management tools and the implementation of software quality standards.

  • May develop software configuration standards for company-wide use.

Seeking candidates who find satisfaction in working on challenging and diverse assignments in collaborative settings across all levels.

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

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a DevOps Engineer or a Principal DevOps Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications for DevOps Engineer or Principal DevOps Engineer:

  • DevOps Engineer: Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 2 years of related experience or a Master's degree in a STEM discipline and 0 years of experience, or 6 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Principal DevOps Engineer: Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 5 years of related experience, or a Master's degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years experience, or a PhD and 0 years of experience, or 9 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Intermediate Linux OS experience

  • Intermediate Python, Perl or shell scripting

  • Ability and willingness to travel up-to 10% to support business needs.

  • Applicants must have a current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance which is required to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Source control tool experience.

  • C++ experience

  • Software development and troubleshooting in a team environment.

  • Legacy software and modernization effort experience

  • Agile development experience

  • Full software development lifecycle experience

  • Experience with any of the following: Atlassian Tool Suite, Jenkins, Git, Conan, or Cmake.

Salary Range: $87,200 - $130,800

Salary Range 2: $107,300 - $160,900

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.