Northrop Grumman Engineering Technician 4 in San Diego, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for an Software Engineering Technician4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA and will focus on installing COTS Software, configuring systems and preparing them for deployment.

The Production team is one of three elements of an Integrated Product Team that work together on building electronic subsystems. The other two elements are Design and DevOps. The Production Engineering team physically builds the subsystems based off of the documentation provided by the Design and DevOps Teams. Once the physical build completes, the DevOps engineers work with the production team to configure the network, operating systems, COTS software, and other electrical components.

There are several growth opportunities within our organization once acclimated including responsible engineering, ground systems design, network engineering, VMware engineering, Unix Engineering, Windows Engineering, and Project Engineering.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform installation and configuration of Windows, Solaris, Linux, and other Oracle systems

  • Execute engineering projects on schedule.

  • Collaborate with team members to generate, redline documented procedures and troubleshoot systems.

  • Implement engineering changes to systems as required

  • Responsible for integration and test of software and/or hardware systems in complex IT systems.

  • Good planning, coordination, and documentation skills are required.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have anAssociates Degree in a Technical Field or6 years of Software or IT or Hardware Experience in lieu of Degree.

  • Top Secret and the ability to be accessed to a Special Access Program

  • Willing to travel appx. 50% within the U.S

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Security+ certification

  • Networking experience, CCNA or higher certification

  • Familiarity with scripting and making edits to PowerShell, Bash, and Python scripts

  • Familiarity with CM controlled documentation, scripts, and COTS software media

  • Experience with the following technologies also desired:

  • Solaris 10 and 11, Oracle OEM

  • Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Windows, Active Directory, Windows Server Update Services

  • VMware ESXi, VMware vCenter


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.