Sr. Principal Cloud Engineer

Northrop Grumman Mclean , VA 22107

Posted 2 months ago

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Sr. Principal Cloud Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in McLean, VA. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Department of State (DOS) Consular Systems Modernization (CSM) Program, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This initiative is intended to modernize and consolidate the operational environment under a common technology framework in order to better support the services provided to CA's customers.

As part of the modernization program, the Senior Principal Cloud Engineer will work closely with the architecture team and the customer to design and implement hybrid cloud solutions utilizing commercial infrastructure, platform, and software as a service (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) offerings.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the architecture team and the customer to design and implement hybrid cloud solutions

  • Develop solutions integrating AWS and Microsoft Azure government community clouds with services hosted on-premise and in other clouds

  • Define and implement secure networking solutions between on-premise data centers and government community clouds

  • Establish federated identity solutions between on-premise and government community clouds

  • Define and establish secure cloud configurations, including integration with on-premise SIEM

  • Analyze cloud service offerings for secure, scalable, and efficient cloud-native application hosting, data ingest, data storage, data analytics, and machine learning

  • Define and implement cloud-based solution architectures

  • Develop and maintain solutions supporting virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

  • Install operating systems and application software in cloud compute environments

  • Define, document, and implement procedures for backup of on-premise and cloud-based systems and data

  • Monitor cloud-based systems and components for availability, performance, reliability, security, efficiency, and ability to meet non-functional requirements and service level agreements

  • Support security audits, accreditation and certification processes, and obtaining approval to operate (ATO) for cloud-based system architectures

  • Develop and maintain software solutions / scripts to support automation of cloud configuration and administration

TSCSM

Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or a related STEM discipline and a minimum of 10 years' experience

  • At least 2 years' experience developing, configuring, and managing secure networking solutions to support communications between internal and external systems

  • At least 2 years' experience implementing cloud architectures on Microsoft Azure Government

  • At least 2 years' experience developing, configuring, and managing cloud-based systems supporting enterprise web-based applications

  • At least 2 years of experience supporting security audits, accreditation and certification processes, and obtaining approval to operate (ATO) for cloud-based system architectures

  • Azure PowerShell scripting expertise

  • Agile development team experience

  • Active Secret (or higher) clearance. Interim clearance are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience implementing secure and scalable hybrid cloud architectures

  • Experience implementing cloud architectures on AWS GovCloud

  • Python/Boto scripting experience

  • Experience implementing and managing DevOps pipelines for cloud-based workloads

  • Experience using engineering environments and tools that support Agile Software Development, such as IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) and Sparx Enterprise Architect

  • Scaled Agile Framework experience and certification

  • AWS solutions architect certification

  • CISSP, CCSP, and CCSK certifications

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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