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Linux System Administrator (P3)

Location:
Gloucestershire
Job Description

Are you an ambitious Linux System Administrator looking for an opportunity in a dynamic environment?

As an organisation, we demand constant innovation, and have an immediate opportunity a driven engineer with experience across the Linux environment.  

Different thinking for a Different world

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernisation to customers worldwide. In Europe, we are among the leading defence and security suppliers with 2,500 employees and long-established businesses in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Netherlands.

We are involved in a range of future game-changing programmes. Whether this is as a partner in the F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with its situational awareness and communications, as a specialist in cyber and intelligence datasets, as the pre-eminent provider of High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aircraft, or as the ‘go to’ provider for open system architectures for battlespace networks, communications, and command and control, our reputation as an innovator in unparalleled.

How you will make a difference

You will be working in a fast paced moving IT project environment and will be exercising skills to design, develop, configure, install and support solutions. This will include working in a  Linux environment alongside an Agile team in a challenging technological environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take full responsibility for large work packages and development activities;
  • Take responsibility for Requirements Analysis and Definition for work packages;
  • Understand the scope of customer requirements, and take responsibility for identifying Infrastructure design meets or is exceeding the requirement which may encompass software, hardware including networks and facilities;
  • Identify changes to requirements which may provide an opportunity for additional stretch proposals;
  • Perform low level formal design, designing solutions to the agreed cost;
  • Act as the Principal Design Authority for a work package, providing technical guidance to more junior engineers during the production of Operational Concept Descriptions, Design Descriptions and Test Descriptions and during the Implementation phase;
  • Act as the Principal Reviewer of other engineers' work; including design, test and user documentation as well as code reviews;
  • Act as a formal Customer technical point of contact where required;
  • Supervise a small team of engineers carrying out Infrastructure production and maintenance activities, ensuring they understand and comply with the published Infrastructure Production processes;
  • Identify and suggest new infrastructure development tools and methodologies to improve efficiency of infrastructure development practices;
  • Train more junior engineers in the use of available infrastructure development tools;
  • Take responsibility for the design of a project's infrastructure environment;
  • Take responsibility for the integration and configuration management of the infrastructure within a project;
  • Liaise with other teams and departments to minimise duplication of effort and maximise knowledge transfer, keeping knowledge of product and project developments current;
  • Carry out all above tasks in accordance with Northrop Grumman’s Quality System and published Infrastructure Production processes.

Additionally you will:

  • Provide technical management to a team of engineers;
  • Build teams that work well together;
  • Take responsibility for the estimation of work packages and other engineering management activities;
  • Identify work package risks and dependencies;
  • Take responsibility for planning and scheduling of the team’s engineering activities;
  • Take responsibility for ensuring work packages are completed by all members of the team on schedule and within budget;
  • Maintain records of team’s progress against plans and provide formal progress reports on the team’s activities, including risk status and costs-to-complete, to the Project Manager;
  • Support Sales and Capture in the production of technical sections of bids, proposals and studies;
  • Undertake any other reasonable task as requested.

If you can do all this and more, you’ll enjoy a growing career as we work hard to continuously innovate the world of cyber security.

Additional information for your consideration...

You will need to be able to hold and maintain UK Government clearances

Being a part of Northrop Grumman gives you the opportunity to use your skills to make a difference in our mission of enabling global security. Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving our mission, something we always remember. In return for working for us you will have access to a benefits package that provides you with flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life, health & well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development.

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.

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