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Senior Software Engineer

Job Description
Are you a Software Engineer who wants to join a leading team within an evolving and dynamic organisation?

Due to a number of recent successes, we are growing our Software Development team with creative and ambitious Software Engineers. Working within and Agile environment, with a focus on Enterprise Java, C and C++, your experience will cover a range of technologies to help provide multi-domain Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions for our customers internationally.
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 UK Command and Control business, we assist our customers by providing C4ISR solutions that support critical decision making in highly dynamic and complex environments.
We use modern software engineering methods (Service Oriented and Web Oriented Architectures, DevSecOps, Agile Development) and embrace cutting edge techniques (modelling and simulation, data science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning) to tackle complex and challenging problems and deliver cost effective, reliable, supportable solutions.

We carry out research and innovation locally in the UK, with commercial and academic partners, and across our 85,000+ worldwide workforce.
How you will make a difference
For us, innovation is key and we have immediate opportunities for talented 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 opportunities to develop your career with us to meet your aspirations.

You will be helping us to solve our customer’s problems within an agile team. You will have opportunities throughout the Software Lifecycle from requirements capture through to R&D (Research & Development), implementation, automation and test in a wide range of technologies.

As a Senior Software Engineer you will have responsibility for packages of work and should be used to working with internal and external customers. You will be able to deploy applications in a controlled, repeatable way and be developing technical specialisms in frameworks and/or toolsets. Experience of mentoring or team leading would be advantageous.

Key criteria required:
  • Experience in design, development, test and integration of quality software
  • Experience in Enterprise Java, C and C++
  • Use of object oriented design and enterprise integration patterns
  • Understanding of Service Oriented and Web Oriented Architectures
  • Familiarity with Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Fluent in software configuration management, such as Git/Bitbucket
  • Keen to learn a broad range of technologies in native environments and on the Java stack
Also, we’d love it if you have experience of:
  • Agile/Scrum methodologies using tools such as Confluence and Jira
  • DevOps approaches and associated tools such as Ansible, Docker and Jenkins
  • Messaging and routing technologies, such as Active MQ
  • Enterprise Service Bus technologies and integration frameworks, such as Apache Karaf, Apache Camel
  • Exposure to cloud technologies
  • Additional programming languages, such as JavaScript/TypeScript, Python, Groovy
  • Working with open source products
You will enjoy a growing career as we work collaboratively to innovate the world of security.
Additional information for your consideration:
  • You must be able obtain and hold UK Government clearances
  • Looking for flexibility? Speak to us at application stage about what may be possible.
  • Opportunities exist across the UK to enhance your career progression
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.