Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Northrop Grumman
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Closing date
16 Oct 2020
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Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a number of Cloud Infrastructure Engineer's in Northrop Grumman’s National Security Solutions group.

Do you want to use your practical experience and expertise to create, manage and maintain scalable and resilient processing infrastructure environments in public and private clouds from industry leading providers (AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google)? 

The successful candidate will be required to hold current UK high level security clearance.

Different thinking for a Different world

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. In Northrop Grumman’s rapidly growing UK Cyber and Intelligence business, we support our customers’ work to make the UK the safest place to live and do business, both physically and online.

Working with and alongside our customers, we use modern engineering methods (Scaled Agile, DevSecOps, Site Reliability Engineering, micro-service architectures) and cutting edge techniques (data science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning) to tackle complex and challenging problems and deliver cost effective, reliable,supportable solutions.

Our solutions support complex analysis of substantial amounts of data, requiring state of the art ‘big data’, stream processing and cloud-based analytics, identifying and using ‘best of breed’ commercial and open source technologies and integrating them with our own software to meet customer needs quickly and efficiently.

At Northrop Grumman we pride ourselves on our ability to combine agile development with sound engineering and security practices to ensure that our solutions are robust and resilient; designed and built to start secure and stay secure against ever evolving cyber security threats. As well as designing for security, Information Assurance and legal / policy compliance, we actively assess products and services, identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could be exploited by cyber attackers, and we create and run exercises to pit cyber security specialists against secure systems and each other.

We carry out research and innovation locally in the UK, with commercial and academic partners, and across our 85,000+ worldwide workforce.

How you will make a difference

For us, innovation is key and we have immediate opportunities for talented Cloud Engineers to join our team to help us develop, deploy, maintain and decommission a number of large scale clustered systems. We are in a phase of rapid growth and are continually looking to augment our teams with talented individuals.

You will be helping us to solve our customer’s problems within an agile team.

As a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer you will have a number of key responsibilities, these are primarily around creating, managing and maintaining scalable and resilient processing infrastructure environments in public and private clouds.

Key criteria required...

  • Trained and certified in one or both of AWS and Azure infrastructure

  • Experienced in Dev(Sec)Ops deployment techniques (CI/CD pipelines)

  • Experienced in building and deploying integrated systems using 'infrastructure as code' techniques (e.g. Terraform)

  • Experienced in using container technologies (e.g. Docker) to package and deploy system components

Also, we’d love it if you have experience of...

  • Familiar with Agile ways of working (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe)

You will enjoy a growing career as we work collaboratively to innovate the world of cyber security.

Additional information for your consideration...

You will need to hold and maintain UK Government clearances

Looking for flexibility? Talk to us at the application stage about what may be possible.

We are committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status, including race, ethnic origin, colour, 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.

Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 85,000 employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.

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