Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) Software Engineer/Principal Software Engineer TS/SCI with CI Poly Required Morrisville, NC

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.

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation's military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman's 90,000 employees self-identifies as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29 . NG-MIP is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members.

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman - Military Internship Program (DoD SKillbridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals - Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission "Defining Possible" on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome - Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

• Has served at least 180 days on active duty

• Is within 12 months of separation or retirement

• Will receive an honorable discharge

• Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS

• Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

• Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector is looking for you to join our team as a Software Engineer/Principal Software Engineer based out of Morrisville NC , Fairfax VA, or Linthicum MD.

We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer that likes troubleshooting. This individual possesses the skills to investigate and troubleshoot common problems like node failures, cluster failures, and Kubernetes pod failures. You should be familiar with AWS - EC2, S3, Route53, DynamoDB, EFS, Elastic Load Balancing, Regional replication, Failover and redundancy. If you have experience with Kubernetes. Storage, auto scaling, maintenance, Failover, and redundancy you might be the engineer we need. This individual may also do some general systems administration and patching. They should be familiar with the monitoring, logging, reporting, and alerting of a system. Understanding of how helm charts are deployed, maintained and updated would also be a benefit.

Our small agile Scrum team is highly energized and has a significant software effort on a growing program with a large program impact. If this is your type of environment and you love fast-paced software development, please consider joining our team.

This is a great opportunity for a flexible self-starter to work in a dynamic environment with real world technical content supporting several tools and systems. Plenty of opportunity for career advancement into leadership positions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Software Engineer: Bachelors degree with 2 years of experience, Masters 0 years of experience. In lieu of a degree 6 years of experience may be considered.

  • Principal Software Engineer: Bachelor's degree with 4 + years of software development experience; 2 years with a Master's; 0 years with a PhD; or 9+ years of software development experience in lieu of a degree

  • Candidate must have a current/active Top Secret/SCI with CI Poly security clearance to be considered

  • Kubernetes

  • Experience with AWS/C2S

  • Experience with Dynamo DB

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Agile software development using Python and/or C++ software development in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment

  • Knowledge of Helm charts and how helm charts are deployed

  • Experienced as a systems admin (patching, updating)

  • Experience supporting operational systems

  • Experience supporting distributed systems

  • Experience working in Virtualized Environments (VMs, AWS Cloud Instances)

  • Experience with Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket)

  • Experience working with AWS Services

  • Experience with Dockerization and Container Management (Dockers and Kubernetes)

  • Previous exposure to working with ground systems (scheduling, tasking, antennas, working with hardware interfaces)

  • Current Counterintelligence Polygraph ( CI-Poly ) completed within the last 5 years

Salary Range: $77,200 - $127,400

Salary Range 2: $95,100 - $157,000

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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 most positions.

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