Senior DevOps Engineer

  • Northrop Grumman
  • Cheltenham, UK
  • Jun 15, 2023
Information Technology

Job Description

Requisition ID: R10109534
Category: Engineering
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK
Citizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
Clearance Type: Highest Level of Government Clearance
Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 2

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.

Your Opportunity to Define Possible. Our Opportunity to Deliver the Nation’s Security. Together.

Salary: £46,000 - £66,000

Role Clearance Type: You must be able to gain and maintain the highest level of UK Government clearance.

Location: Cheltenham House, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

About Your Opportunity:

DevOps Linux Engineers are critical to the success of our market leading and agile delivery teams across Northrop Grumman.

Collaborating with Architects, Software Developers and Testers, we align complex systems to exacting standards and deliver mission value that transforms client systems, whilst delivering improvement in reliability, cost and organisational agility.

Your Benefits:

Flexible working schedules - we offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.
Flexible Benefits Package – choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.
Employee Incentive Programme – exceptional performance is recognised through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel
Career Development – opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities

Your Responsibilities:

Work with stakeholders to design, build and maintain mission critical systems
Automating system deployment, operation and maintenance using Infrastructure as Code and Configuration Management tooling
Lead and drive decisions to implement best fit tools to solve complex project problems effectively.
Create and maintain CI/CD pipelines to ensure stability and quality at all stages of the SDLC (software development life cycle).
Continuously expand your own skills, maintaining and enhancing relevant certifications
Migration activities with a focus on positioning projects to become cloud ready and implement micro services architecture.

Your Experience:

Experience of creating/maintaining DevOps CI/CD pipelines: Jenkins, Concourse, Maven, Bamboo
Experience of automating tasks using Ansible, Bash, PowerShell, Puppet or Python;
Experience of administering Virtualised or Containerised systems in VMWare or Docker/Kubernetes/OpenShift;
Strong collaboration and excellent communication skills verbal and written using collaborating tooling e.g. Atlassian Suite (Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket)
Strong agile background, keen to learn and succeed across multiple teams and adapt where required.
Cloud experience and awareness in AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud
Platforms Experience of designing, deploying and administering Linux or Unix based solutions would be advantageous e.g. using virtualisation, containerisation, Infrastructure as Code
Experience with performance monitoring tools e.g. Elastic Stack, Grafana, CheckMK.

Your Future Team:

“As a Lead DevOps Engineer I implement and improve end to end CI/CD pipelines to promote stable and efficient environments throughout the SDLC. Using multiple toolsets to automate repetitive processes, monitor and analyse system performances and enable projects to focus on getting the best value out of their tools. I document and share knowledge to help projects grow and learn from previous issues, mentoring junior colleagues to follow best practices.”

Craig, Lead DevOps Engineer, National Security Solutions @ Northrop Grumman UK

Joining the Infrastructure Discipline gives a great variety of opportunity, working with the latest Infrastructure as Code and DevSecOps toolsets to deliver innovative solutions to extremely complex problems.

Our focused and flexible Infrastructure Team consists of industry leading practitioners in engineering and systems administration across all specialisms and experience. We work with multiple customer sets and system classifications, on both public cloud and on premise. Collaboratively we deliver innovative solutions to extremely complex problems, providing our team a broad range of experiences from which to develop new skills and learning across the latest Infrastructure as Code and DevSecOps toolsets.

Diversity is at the heart of our success. Our team share experience, knowledge and new thinking gained from a wide range of backgrounds perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements across several industries. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industry. We treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.

About Our Responsibilities:

Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We’ll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business.

We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And within a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.



Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.


£46,000.00 to £66,000.00 per year



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