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Big Data Developer - Contract (HADOOP)

Job Description

The Cyber Solutions Division of Northrop Grumman are seeking talented Big Data Engineers/ Developers at all levels to join our team in London, working within a rapidly growing environment.


Outpacing the rapidly evolving cyber threat spectrum demands constant innovation. Northrop Grumman has immediate opportunities for an experienced big data engineer/ developer in building data pipelines and processing high volumes of data. Successful candidates will work within exciting and prominent programmes and be asked to support the team in Scrum/Agile development. Engineers will perform design of mission critical products, whilst supporting the pursuit of new business.

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 is unparalleled.

How you will make a difference

You will hold the following key responsibilities: 

  • Will design, develop, test and integrate quality software
  • Has experience of building Hadoop data pipelines in production environments
  • Has a strong understanding of data structures and algorithms relevant to processing high volumes of data
  • Has an understanding of data governance, security and audit requirements
 Key Criteria Required...
  • Experience in software development using:
    • Java and use of object oriented design
    • Spark (Batch & Streaming)
    • SQL
    • HDFS
    • Soir
    • Scala
  • Experience or knowledge of Agile / Scrum methodologies
  • Applicants must be able to hold and maintain UK Government clearances
We would also love it if you have...
  • Knowledge or experience various open source products, for example: Apache Foundation products
  • Experience with:
    • NiFi
    • Python
    • Lucene index/ query strategies
  • Production experience of:
    • NLP/ Image processing
    • Hbase
    • Kafka
  • Experience of using Atlassian Jira/ IBM RTC suite, or similar product lifecycle software packages
  • Experience of UK Government working practices