AI Operations and Infrastructure SpecialistUnknown City, VA

Requisition ID: R10160997

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Unknown City, Virginia, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position

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

  • Travel Required: No

  • 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.

At the Northrop Grumman Chief Data Office we strive to provide cutting-edge technology to our company sectors that are also dedicated to revolutionizing the way people interact with information in the realm of private sector defense. Our innovative solutions harness the power of data and technology to drive meaningful change in various industries. We're looking for a talented and experienced Operations and Infrastructure Lead to join our dynamic Generative AI team and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our platform.

Position Overview:

As the Operations and Infrastructure Lead, you will be responsible for overseeing the design, implementation, and maintenance of our backend systems and infrastructure. You will lead a team of skilled engineers to ensure the reliability, scalability, and performance of our Generative AI platform, while also driving innovation and optimization initiatives.

This position can be performed as a Level 3 or Level 4, depending upon the candidate’s education and experience. The role can be performed as a virtual telecommuter.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead the building and maintaining our core systems and infrastructure.

  • Develop and implement best practices for backend operations, including monitoring, logging, alerting, and incident response.

  • Collaborate with front end operations and other cross-functional teams to define infrastructure requirements and ensure alignment with business objectives.

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance system reliability, scalability, and performance.

  • Proactively identify and address potential issues and bottlenecks in our backend systems.

  • Manage cloud infrastructure resources and optimize costs without compromising on performance or reliability.

  • Stay current with emerging technologies and industry trends to drive innovation and maintain a competitive edge.

  • Engage with vendors on a regular basis to troubleshoot and implement best practices for the infrastructure of the applications.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in computer science, Engineering, or a related field.

  • Proven experience in backend development and infrastructure management

  • Strong expertise in cloud technologies (AWS and Azure) as well as both Linux and Windows based server instances.

  • Basic knowledge of database technologies (e.g., SQL, NoSQL) and distributed computing systems.

  • Experience with DevOps practices and tools for automation, CI/CD, and configuration management.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a proactive mindset towards identifying and resolving technical challenges.

  • Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams in an agile environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience with backend programming languages such as Python is a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a complex, technical environment.

If you are passionate about AI and machine learning and want to be part of a dynamic team, join us on our mission to shape the future of technology and make a meaningful impact in this growing space. If you're ready to take on this exciting challenge and define the possible, please apply!

Salary Range: $118,000 - $177,000

Salary Range 2: $146,300 - $219,500

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.