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Senior Linux Engineer

Northrop Grumman
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Closing date
19 Jan 2022

Job Details

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.

Are you an experienced Linux engineer who wants to join a leading cyber team within an evolving and dynamic organisation?

Due to the success of a number of strategic Gloucestershire based programmes, we are growing our team with creative and ambitious Linux engineers. With a primary focus on building and supporting large scale Linux deployments, your experience will cover a variety of technologies, working closely with development teams to understand complex problem sets and apply your skills to solve them.

For us, innovation is key and we have immediate opportunities for talented Linux engineers to join our team.

We want you to help us apply DevOps and Infrastructure as Code techniques to transform the way our customers do business.

We are in a phase of rapid growth and there are opportunities to develop your career with us to meet your aspirations.

As a Senior Linux Systems Engineer you will be expected to contribute in all aspects of the System Development Lifecycle. Working in agile feature delivery teams with Software Developers, Test Engineers and other specialist, to design, build, deliver and support critical customer systems using the latest techniques and technologies.

Developing cross discipline skillsets that will enable you to work more efficiently and succeed in taking on complex challenges.

Key Technical Skills…

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Computer Science based subject, higher ranking qualification or equivalent relevant experience;

  • Experience in deploying and administering Linux or Unix based solutions, using virtualisation, containerisation and DevOps tools, techniques & procedures.

  • Certified to RHCSA equivalent level in one of the appropriate Linux certification bodies, for example CompTIA, LPI, Oracle, RedHat or The Linux Foundation;

  • Experience of troubleshooting IPv4 Networking, including Subnetting & Routing; • Experience of automating tasks using Ansible, Bash, PowerShell, Puppet or Python;

  • Experience of administering Virtualised or Containerised systems in VMWare or Docker;

  • Experience of working within complex or high security environments.

Desirable Technical Skills…

  • Experience of configuring IPv4 routers and firewalls;

  • Experience of designing, building & maintaining VMWare ESXi clusters;

  • Experience of using Git or Subversion for configuration control;

  •  Experience of using centralised configuration management services such as Ansible or Puppet;

  • Experience of using Public Cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure;

  • Experience of using agile collaboration tooling, such as Jira and Confluence; • Knowledge of Scrum or SAFE based Agile Delivery;

  • Knowledge of ITIL based Service Management delivery.

Additional information for your consideration...

You must be able obtain and hold UK Government clearances Opportunities exist across the UK to enhance your career progression .

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.


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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