Northrop Grumman Software Configuration Analyst 1 in Lanham, Maryland

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Software Configuration Analyst. This position is within our Technology Services Sector, located in Lanham, MD.

We're a team of experienced professionals, collaborating to assist the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in achieving and exceeding it's technology goals.

The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Enterprise Automation Deployment (EAD) project team where he/she will interact with developers, testers and other IT professionals committed to the IRS mission and goals.

General Configuration Analysts activities include: Develop and maintain software configuration management tools to support configuration identification, control, reporting, and delivery of both internally developed and externally purchased commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software products. Perform configuration management and release engineering tasks to ensure new software product operating parameters are documented, comply with standard hardware configurations, and are logistically sustainable. Design, develop, automate, and maintain productivity tools using programming, database or scripting languages to improve software modeling and development. Design and implement build procedures that are used to support software product development and use. May develop software configuration standards for company-wide use. May train software developers in the use of configuration management tools and the implementation of software quality standards.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Implement and conduct software configuration management (CM) and version control of multiple programs in IBM Mainframe, MS-Windows, and UNIX client/server environments.

  • Utilize ENDEVOR, ClearCase and established IRS-approved procedures and practices to process and stage transmittals.

  • Work with developers to troubleshoot and resolve software build issues in a timely manner.

  • Support the IRS tax administration pipeline.

  • Support Agile, DevOps and other IRS initiatives to improved processing efficiencies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in the navigation and use of MS-Windows and familiarity with UNIX/Linux commands (College Coursework acceptable)

  • Familiarity with a Mainframe environment

  • Must be either a U.S. Citizen or possess a minimum 3 years of residency as a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) in the U.S.

  • Before beginning work, candidate must be able to obtain interim staff-like access based upon an IRS "Moderate-risk Background Investigation (MBI).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related discipline.

  • Understanding of software configuration management concepts, industry practices and standards.

  • Experience with IBM Rational/Jazz Platform

  • Basic scripting knowledge (Perl, PHP, PowerShell, etc.)

  • Knowledge of current IRS tax administration software applications.

  • Active MBI or higher-level clearance.

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