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Sr. Principal, Cyber Systems Engineer – Cloud Platforms & DevOps (TS/SCI w/Poly)

Category: Information Technology
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Clearance Type: Polygraph
Telecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift
Travel Required: No
Positions Available: 1

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career. Are you is passionate about making technical breakthroughs and solving complex problems? If so, this may be the role for you! The program has an immediate need for an experienced Sr. Principal, Systems Engineer to serve as the Middleware Engineering, and data analytic engineering SME. This position will provide the technical guidance and direction to design the modular middleware baselines to include databases, web services, and applications. This position is responsible for the development and delivery of the modular enterprise architecture, engineering design, and implementation plan that comprises of Analytic Framework, Data Layer, ETL Layer, and Application services. The Systems Engineer in this position will introduce and champion the DevOps concept for the overall organization. This position will be based in Fairfax, VA.
The selected individual will play a critical role in the development and delivery of the organization’s overall cloud adoption and migration efforts. The primary focus of this position is to provide Systems Engineering expertise in the following areas: Application standardization, Middleware engineering, Data Layer, ETL Layer, and DevOps.
Familiarization with data engineering, analytic framework development, and ETL development would be helpful in this role, although not a primary focus.
The selected candidate will need to have diverse IT background, and strong hands-on technical experience.
Ability to design a flexible solution to support infrastructure hosting workloads on premises and on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Know how to craft and drive good requirements and specifications documentation.
The selected individual will be expected to quickly self-learn new technologies, work in a team environment, and mentor others as needed.

Basic Qualifications:
Top Secret with SCI and Polygraph clearance
Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, System Engineering, Business or related discipline and a minimum of 9 years related experience. 7 with a Masters’ Degree. 4 years of relevant work experience may substitute for a degree.
Experience working and integrating open source frameworks/products
Understanding of middleware engineering (e.g. Oracle, MySQL, Kafka, Postgres, SQL Servers, Apache, Tomcat).
Engineering experience in emerging technologies such as Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, DevOps, Data Analytics & Visualization, and Micro services
Knowledge of the Linux operating system.
Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarization with data engineering, analytic framework development, and ETL development would be helpful in this role, although not a primary focus.
The selected candidate will need to have diverse IT background, and strong hands-on technical experience.
Ability to design a flexible solution to support infrastructure hosting workloads on premises and on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Know how to craft and drive good requirements and specifications documentation.
The selected individual will be expected to quickly self-learn new technologies, work in a team environment, and mentor others as needed.
Experience working and integrating open source frameworks/products, as well as experience deploying various open source packages and/or application stacks into environments with, multi-core, multithreaded, and distributed systems.
Demonstrated experience using AWS Command Line (AWSCLI), Amazon Machine Images (AMI), Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple Storage Service (S3), Elastic Block Storage (EBS), Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), or CloudWatch.
Demonstrated on-the-job experience and/or excellent understanding of: Software development programming languages (e.g. Python, Shell, CIC++, Java, JavaScript, PERL, Pentaho Data Integration, Logstashk, Kibana,Rstudio, Rtools, Nifi, CloverETL).
Development of middleware baselines that can support on premises or cloud environments. (e.g. Oracle,MySQL, Kafka, Postgres, SQL Servers, Apache, Tomcat, uS).
Information security practices (e.g. cryptography, privilege separation, RBAC, INFO SEC, Auditing, Patching, Security Benchmark Compliance, and OS hardening).
Infrastructure principles: fault tolerance, availability, scalability, continuous monitoring, and recovery. Underlying storage for Linux (LVM), storage network protocols (e.g. NAS, NFS, CIFS, etc.), and clustered or pooled virtualization concepts from leading platforms (e.g. XenServer, HyperV, VMware, etc.).
Proactive monitoring concepts, including experience configuring and deploying Network and systems monitoring, SNMP, Relational Databases (e.g. Ganglia, Nagios, Zenoss, Splunk, SolarWinds, NoSQL and Caching Layers such as Memcache etc.).
Demonstrated experience engineering or implementing solutions that utilize Amazon Web Services technologies such as AWS Command Line (AWSCLI), Amazon Machine Images (AMI), Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple Storage Service (S3), Elastic Block Storage (EBS), Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), or CloudWatch
Demonstrated on-the-job experience and/or excellent understanding of: Automated provisioning technologies or methods (e.g. AWS CloudFormation, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or AWS bootstrapping), DevOps CI/CD Orchestration tools (e.g. Puppet, CloudFormation, Packer, Terraform, Vault)

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.
Posted
02/24/2021
Salary Range
$98,000.00 - 141,000.00
per Year
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Location
Fairfax, VA, US