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Northrop Grumman Staff Cyber Systems Engineer - Cloud Solutions SME / DevOps in Fairfax, Virginia

Are you is passionate about making technical breakthroughs and solving complex problems? If so, this may be the role for you! The program has an immediate need for an experienced Systems Engineer to serve as the Middleware Engineering, and data analytic engineering SME. This position will provide the technical guidance and direction to design the modular middleware baselines to include databases, web services, and applications. This position is responsible for the development and delivery of the modular enterprise architecture, engineering design, and implementation plan that comprises of Analytic Framework, Data Layer, ETL Layer, and Application services. The Systems Engineer in this position will introduce and champion the DevOps concept for the overall organization.

• The selected individual will play a critical role in the development and delivery of the organization's overall cloud adoption and migration efforts. The primary focus of this position is to provide Systems Engineering expertise in the following areas:

o Application standardization

o Middleware engineering

o Data Layer, ETL Layer

o DevOps

• Familiarization with data engineering, analytic framework development, ETL development would be helpful in this role, although not a primary focus.

• The selected candidate will need to have diverse IT background, and strong hands-on technical experience.

• Ability to design a flexible solution to support infrastructure hosting workloads on premises and on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

• The selected individual will be expected to know how to craft and drive good requirements and specifications documentation.

• The selected individual will be expected to quickly self-learn new technologies, work in a team environment, and mentor others as needed.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

• Top Secret with SCI and Polygraph clearance

• Minimum Bachelors' degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, System Engineering, Business or related discipline and a minimum of 14 years related experience. 12 years with a Masters Degree. 4 years of relevant work experience may substitute for a degree

• Experience working and integrating open source frameworks/products

• Understanding of middleware engineering (e.g. Oracle,MySQL, Kafka, Postgres, SQL Servers, Apache, Tomcat).

• Engineering experience in emerging technologies such as Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, DevOps, Data Analytics & Visualization, and Micro services

• Knowledge of the Linux operating system.

• Demonstrated experience engineering or implementing solutions that utilize Amazon Web Services technologies such as AWS Command Line (AWSCLI), Amazon Machine Images (AMI), Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple Storage Service (S3), Elastic Block Storage (EBS), Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), or CloudWatch

• Demonstrated on-the-job experience and/or excellent understanding of:

o Automated provisioning technologies or methods (e.g AWS CloudFormation, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or AWS bootstrapping)

o DevOps CI/CD Orchestration tools (e.g Puppet, CloudFormation, Packer, Terraform, Vault)

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience working and integrating open source frameworks/products, as well as experience deploying various open source packages and/or application stacks into environments with, multi-core, multithreaded, and distributed systems.

• Demonstrated experience using AWS Command Line (AWSCLI), Amazon Machine Images (AMI), Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple Storage Service (S3), Elastic Block Storage (EBS), Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), or CloudWatch.

• Demonstrated on-the-job experience and/or excellent understanding of:

o Software development programming languages (e.g. Python, Shell, CIC++, Java, JavaScript, PERL, Pentaho Data Integration, Logstashk, Kibana,Rstudio, Rtools, Nifi, CloverETL).

o Development of middleware baselines that can support on premises or cloud environments. (e.g. Oracle,MySQL, Kafka, Postgres, SQL Servers, Apache, Tomcat, uS).

o Information security practices (e.g. cryptography, privilege separation, RBAC, INFO SEC, Auditing, Patching, Security Benchmark Compliance,OS hardening).

o Infrastructure principles: fault tolerance, availability, scalability, continuous monitoring, and recovery. Underlying storage for Linux (LVM), storage network protocols (e.g. NAS, NFS, CIFS, etc.), and clustered or pooled virtualization concepts from leading platforms (e.g. XenServer, HyperV, VMware, etc.).

o Proactive monitoring concepts, including experience configuring and deploying Network and systems monitoring, SNMP, Relational Databases (e.g. Ganglia, Nagios, Zenoss,Splunk, SolarWinds, NoSQL and Caching Layers such as Memcache etc.).

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.

Job Category : Information Technology

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