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Lead Software Engineer

IR35 Status:
Inside IR35
Job Description

Are you a Software 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 Software Development team with creative and ambitious Java Software Engineers experienced in working in an Agile environment.

You must have high clearance for these roles.

Different thinking for a Different world
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. In Northrop Grumman’s rapidly growing UK Cyber and Intelligence business, we support our customers’ work to make the UK the safest place to live and do business, both physically and online.

Working with and alongside our customers, we use modern software engineering methods (Scaled Agile Development, DevSecOps, Site Reliability Engineering, micro-service architectures) and cutting edge techniques (data science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning) to tackle complex and challenging problems and deliver cost effective, reliable, supportable solutions.

Our solutions support complex analysis of substantial amounts of data, requiring state of the art ‘big data’, stream processing and cloud-based analytics, identifying and using ‘best of breed’ commercial and open source technologies and integrating them with our own software to meet customer needs quickly and efficiently.
At Northrop Grumman we pride ourselves on our ability to combine agile development with sound engineering and security practices to ensure that our solutions are robust and resilient; designed and built to start secure and stay secure against ever evolving cyber security threats.
How you will make a difference
For us, innovation is key and we have immediate opportunities for talented contract software engineers to join our team to help us develop and maintain a suite of applications. We are in a phase of rapid growth and there are various opportunities to develop your career with us.
Key experience required...
• Strong Java experience and knowledge, writing well-designed and testable code
• DevOps automated deployment technologies such as Docker and Ansible
• Cloud-based architectures; certification is a bonus.
• Microservice-orientated architectures
• Continuous Integration tools such as Jenkins, Maven, Junit, Mockito, Cucumber, JMeter
• Messaging and routing technologies such as NiFi and Kafka
• Big Data technologies such as Accumulo and Elasticsearch
Additional information
Candidates must hold UK Government clearance 

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