Lead Linux Engineer

Northrop Grumman
04 Dec 2021
14 Dec 2021
Part Time
Contract Type
Requisition ID: 743
Category: Research and Sciences
Location: Manchester - MAN, United Kingdom
Citizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
Clearance Type: Developed Vetting (DV)
Telecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

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 Cyber & Intelligence 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.

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 Lead Linux Systems Engineer you will be expected to take a lead role 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???

5+ years' experience of designing, deploying and administering Linux or Unix based solutions, using virtualisation, containerisation, Infrastructure as Code and DevOps tools, techniques & procedures.

Certified to RHCE equivalent level in one of the appropriate Linux certification bodies, for example GIAC, LPI, Oracle, RedHat or The Linux Foundation; Experience of designing, deploying & troubleshooting IPv4 Networking, including Subnetting, OSPF Routing, VLANs and VPNs; 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.

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 hold UK Government clearances

Looking for flexibility? Speak to us at application stage to see what is possible

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.