Software Architect

Northrop Grumman Aurora , CO 80041

Posted 11 months ago

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.

The Engineering & Sciences (E&S) organization 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!

The Software & Digital Technology (SWDT) team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Software Architect based out of Aurora, CO. This role involves leading the design of multiple software environment including cloud, virtual (non-cloud), and bare metal compute systems. We use a progressive, highly collaborative development environment, including Agile and traditional software development practices. The team fosters a culture of innovation, and encourages both individual and team growth. We use a fast paced development methodology supported by advanced DevOps automation technologies including continuous integration, improvement, and delivery on a modern Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Windows server 2016 platforms. There are opportunities to explore new technologies and innovative software best practices, and implement them within a production environment supported by a DevOps culture.

The position will also be the senior NG leadership on the program.

As the Software Architect you will:

  • Help define the product vision

  • Work collaboratively with team members, government customers, and product users to realize that vision

  • Shape the development environment and process

  • Lead design and implementation activities

  • Direct, influence and sculpt the software architecture

  • Support operations exercises, events, and training

  • Mentor other team members

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other STEM related degree with 9 years software development experience; 7 years with a Masters; 4 years with PhD

  • Must have and be able to maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

  • Experience conceptualizing and designing overall pipeline architecture

  • Experience leading technical teams to solve complex challenges

Preferred Qualification:

  • Previous experience implementing continuous delivery and DevOps solutions.

  • Expert skill in any of the following tools and systems: Git, Docker, Jenkins, Chef, Puppet, Salt

  • Strong operational experience in Linux/Unix/Windows environment and scripting languages: Shell, Perl, Python, Powershell.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Wellness Program

  • Employee Discount Program

  • On-Site Fitness Center (available at some locations)

  • Additional benefits

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

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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