Northrop Grumman Software Development Environment (SDE) Lead (18-066) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) was selected by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to participate on the Missile Defense National Team. This team was chartered to develop a Ballistic Missile Defense System for the United States. Missile Defense and Protective Systems (MDPS) serves as Northrop Grumman Mission Systems' focal point for all activities associated with missile defense, including Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC), simulation & modeling, systems engineering, and target discrimination.

We are seeking an experienced Software Development Environment (SDE) Lead for the C2BMC program, locatedin Colorado Springs, CO .

Position Responsibilities:

  • The Software Development Environment (SDE) Lead has overall responsibility to ensure the C2BMC software development and integration staff has the required tools and processes in place to develop and integrate the C2BMC system.

  • High level responsibilities include: - Define, implement, and maintain an integrated software development environment across the two C2BMC software development sites (Huntsville AL and Colorado Springs CO). -

  • Research new technology and tools to determine their applicability to the C2BMC environment.

  • Successful candidate will have the ability to perform trade studies and make recommendations about which technologies provide the most cost effective, lowest implementation risk while providing a high performance software development environment.

  • Once tools are selected, oversee the incorporation and integration of the selected tools into the SDE.

  • This includes performing the required coordination with Configuration Management, Security, and Information Assurance representatives. - Document the configuration and use of the SDE and act as a trainer and mentor for the software developers using the toolset.

  • Perform periodic upgrades and maintenance on the toolset.

  • Coordinate the activities of SDE staff at other development sites.

  • Work with Configuration Management and Program Operations to manage software licenses for the two development sites. Other:

  • The candidate must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment providing coordination of activities within the Development organization.

  • The candidate must be a self starter who is able to initiate research and evaluate new software development tools, processes and procedures



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math with 9 years of work related experience or 7 years with a Mastersdegree or 4 years with a PhD

  • Active Secret DoD security clearance is required for this position

  • The candidate must have substantial expertise in the full life-cycle software engineering practices and procedures applicable to large software systems to include:

  • Recent hands on application development experience and expertise in the use of the Java programming language.

  • Experiences with software unit testing strategies, automated software builds, continuous integration and continuous deployment.

  • Familiarity with Software Configuration Management tools and procedures.

  • Awareness of emerging technologies and experience with the use and selection of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).

  • Experience evaluating different toolsets and providing recommendations for use.

  • Experience on both Windows and Linux platforms is required.

  • Hands on experience with software development and CM tools such as Eclipse, ClearCase, CruiseControl, Hudson, Ant, Maven, Nexus, JUnit, Confluence, Spring, Collaborator, SonarQube, JIRA, Jenkins and Fortify.

  • Familiarity with Information Assurance (IA) implications and processes, which is critical to the selection of applicable products that meet the overall system sustainability.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and knowledge of C2BMC System or Missile Defense Systems

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