Staff Engineer DevOpsLinthicum, MD

Requisition ID: R10163178

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America | Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: SCI

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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 Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Advanced Processing Solutions Business pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines the leading edge of exotic new technologies, and drives advances in the sciences. One of our most challenging new fields is Microelectronics Design and Applications (MDA), which combines the unique properties of superconductivity and quantum mechanics to develop radical new energy-efficient computing systems. Our team is chartered with providing the skills to transform computing beyond Moore’s Law, advancing development of computer architectures, processing/memory subsystems, and large-scale high-performance computing systems. You will work in a fast-paced team environment alongside a broad array of scientists and engineers to make these processing solutions a reality and deliver remarkable new advantages to the warfighter.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector (NGMS) is a leading global provider of secure software-defined, hardware enabled mission systems. Our company is pioneering capabilities in a wide variety of sectors that keep our nation and our allies’ safe from undersea to space and cyberspace. NGMS is seeking Software Engineers with demonstrated ability to lead development of new technologies to support our innovative MDA team to help develop software in support of emerging supercomputing technologies.


  • Design, deploy, and maintain DevOps infrastructure supporting multiple teams across multiple development, test, and production environments;

  • Assist with the development, testing, maintenance and debugging of CI/CD pipelines;

  • Define and implement DevOps processes, policies, and procedures;

  • Grow DevOps awareness and improve adoption through mentoring and advocacy.

All job functions require close teamwork across functional disciplines and integrated product teams in a fast-paced environment. This program area is expanding which offers the potential for future growth opportunities (technical lead, software architect, etc.) for candidates who successfully demonstrate exceptional performance and leadership. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

This position requires onsite work at our Linthicum, MD and/or Annapolis Junction locations .

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or comparable degree

  • A minimum of 14 years of experience in the software development including significant time in a lead role (12 years with a MS degree; 9 years with PhD)

  • Experience with the Agile software development lifecycle;

  • Experience using Linux and Windows operating systems;

  • Experience with IP, DNS, and SSL networking concepts;

  • Experience writing or maintaining BASH and Python programs/scripts;

  • Experience using or administering Git source control or infrastructure;

  • Experience using or administering CI/CD pipelines or infrastructure;

  • Experience using or administering Docker and Kubernetes container technologies;

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with quick turnaround times and shifting priorities;

  • Candidates must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a US DoD TS/SCI clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience employing Agile software methodologies and tools: Scrum, Kanban, Jira;

  • Experience administering Red Hat Linux within an Active Directory domain;

  • Experience with additional/advanced networking concepts, e.g., DHCP, LDAP, NFS, CIFS, SMTP, NTP, Kerberos, TLS, PKI, routing, BGP, IPsec, MACsec;

  • Experience writing or maintaining programs/scripts written in additional languages, e.g., PowerShell, C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Matlab;

  • Experience using and administering GitLab CI/CD pipelines and infrastructure, including security and quality tool integration with, e.g., Nessus, Trivy, SonarQube;

  • Experience using or administering additional container technologies, e.g., Istio, Helm, MinIO;

  • Experience writing, maintaining, or employing Infrastructure as Code technologies, e.g., Ansible, Terraform;

  • Experience using or administering monitoring tools, e.g., Prometheus, Grafana, Nagios, Splunk;

  • Experience using or administering binary repository tools, e.g., Nexus, Artifactory;

  • Experience using or administering web application stacks, e.g., JavaScript/Node/React, Python/Flask/Gunicorn, Java/Tomcat, Apache, Ngnix;

  • Experience using or administering database tools, e.g., MariaDB, InfluxDB, MongoDB;

  • Experience using build systems, e.g., Visual Studio Build, MSBuild, CMake, Maven, Ant;

  • Experience writing and maintaining GitLab CI/CD pipelines;

  • Experience administrating DevOps technologies (e.g., GitLab, Prometheus, Kubernetes, Nexus) in a production environment;

  • Background in chip fabrication and test, such as ASIC manufacturing;

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance

Salary Range: $157,500 - $236,300

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.