DevSecOps Mission Systems Engineer (Staff Level; Top Secret Clearance Required; San Diego, CA) San Diego, CA

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Staff level DevSecOps Mission Systems Engineer (DevSecOps Mission Engineer) role to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within the Systems Engineering organization. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

As the DevSecOps Mission Engineer, you will serve as the primary focal point across the program to manage and oversee the planning and implementation of a modernized DevSecOps Software and Hardware development and delivery process.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop a comprehensive DevSecOps strategy across all aspects of the engineering lifecycle

  • Enhance the program implementation of DevSecOps enabling capabilities:

  • Work with all engineering teams to facilitate DevSecOps incorporation across the program

  • Oversight of configuration management implementation and test automation efforts to ensure seamless incorporation into the DevSecOps pipelines

  • Oversight of cyber incorporation into the DevSecOps pipelines

  • Work with key stakeholders below to champion the agreements and process improvements needed to fully realize the potential of the DevSecOps pipelines

  • Configuration Management and Mission Assurance for configuration documentation and auditing processes

  • IFC Management for the build, integration, test, and certification

  • PROP process owners for process updates

  • Engineering teams including System Engineering, Software Development, Integration & Test teams

  • Update the Responsibility, Accountability, and Authority (RAA) and 'handoff' between development, suppliers, system test, operations, IT, customers - in support of moving from delivering Software Products to delivering Software Services

  • Develop roadmap to reach a Continuous Authority to Operate (cATO)

  • Understand gaps between current processes and cATO

  • Drive for a proposal or change request for a cATO study

  • Lead pathfinder capability effort for cATO implementation

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Educational assistance is available to employees who want to continue to learn and develop skills/knowledge. Our educational assistance program supports employee development by providing resources such as:

  • Free Education Advice: Call 855-222-2398 to speak with an experienced advisor to tailor an educational program to your career goals and needs.

  • Tuition Savings at Accredited Schools: Access a network of accredited schools in a variety of locations (and online) to take advantage of reduced tuition costs and waived fees.

  • Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 14 years of related professional/military experience in Systems Engineering to include a background in DevSecOps, OR a Master's Degree and 12 years of related professional/military experience in Systems Engineering to include a background in DevSecOps, OR a Ph.D. and 9 years of related professional/military experience in Systems Engineering to include a background in DevSecOps

  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to the commencement of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strike Program Access

  • Experience with multiple DevOps infrastructures and best practices

  • Experience with the implementation and execution of a DevSecOps pipeline aligned to DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Reference Design

  • Strong cross-functional team leadership and communication skills

  • Knowledge or Experience with obtaining DoD continuous Authority to Operate (cATO)

  • Knowledge and experience with the Software Development Lifecycles (SDLC)

  • Knowledge and experience with Cloud Architectures

  • Knowledge and experience with virtualization technology, microservices, containers and container orchestration tools, build tools, and continuous integration environments

  • Knowledge and experience with Everything as Code Architectures

Salary Range: $161,000 - $241,400

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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