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Senior Software Engineer

Northrop Grumman
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Closing date
19 Feb 2022
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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.

Overall roles and responsibilities 

This is a growing area and an exciting time to be involved in location-based software development.

With Geo becoming more and more important in modern life, you'll not only have the opportunity to make your own mark in a rapidly expanding sector but also the opportunity to work on NG's own IP in this space.

Working within a DevSecOps team you will be also be able to provide 3rd line support and enhancements for a number of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software Services as well as providing support and maintenance for industry leading COTS products and NG's own IP.

You will need good analytical problem solving skills and be able to provide technical support over a broad range of technologies.

Essential Skills

Passionate problem solver and keen to learn new technical skills

Experience using an Agile methodology, preferably with the use of DevSecOps

Experience of Infrastructure enhancements and maintenance using tools such as Kubernetes and Docker for Platform as a Service (PaaS) deployments.

Experience of working within a customer facing team, providing advice around software delivery and development

Experience with working in the cloud, preferably AWS

Essential GIS Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Geospatial concepts and products providing advice around Geospatial technologies
  • Experience in supporting Enterprise GIS Systems, preferably Esri ArcGIS Enterprise (Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Data Store)
  • Experience providing technical expertise on desktop GIS software packages, preferably ArcGIS Pro

Desirable GIS Skills:

  • Knowledge of python scripting to build Geoprocessing services
  • Knowledge of relational databases (PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server), and how geospatial systems interact with them.
  • Knowledge of Geospatial widget development utilising JavaScript (React)
  • Understanding of best practices around Data Management to ensure best use of organisation and visualization of mapping services

Looking for Flexibility? Talk to us at application stage about what may be possible

Clearance Requirements: The post-holder must be able to hold and maintain UK Government Clearances

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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