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Graduate Software Engineer

Job Description

Are you currently studying a STEM degree? Are you passionate about coding - Java or C++ or Python?

Our Graduate Scheme is now open for applications! This is a fantastic opportunity to work on real customer project fully integrated into our Software Engineering team….

Different thinking for a Different world
Northrop Grumman offers end-to-end solutions to multiple customers in the fields of cyber and non-cyber innovation, research and development, big data, systems architecture and all other manners of software engineering.

You will be part of our rotational two-year graduate program and fully integrated into our software engineering team.  This means you will be working on real customer projects with the full force of their support which will provide you with exposure to the complete software development lifecycle, keeping abreast of the latest technologies and updating your skills continuously.

Overlaid with this will be the graduate development framework working on your ongoing technical training needs and future leadership and project management skills.


How you will make a difference

Over two years, this scheme involves a blend of on-job learning supported by technical, soft and leadership skills development.  There will also be the potential opportunity for a rotation cross site and/or project, which could see you placed in a different Northrop Grumman UK location.

As such there is an expectation for you to be mobile and flexible for the first two years in order for you to gain the most out of the scheme.

Your development plan, which will be specific to you and agreed with the business, could include opportunities for you to gain experience in the various software disciplines such as cyber security, architectural design, systems and application development. 

The majority of our work is ‘full stack’ development using Java-based Cloud and Big Data technologies, using the latest Agile methodologies. There are Machine Learning, AI and Cyber aspects to many of our projects.

There will be a need to attain security clearance in order to work on our programmes and this will be discussed with you in more detail at point of assessment.

What we are looking for
  • We are looking for people who have achieved or are on target for a 2:1 in a STEM related degree 
  • You must have a passion for software, computing, online security and cyber ethics and have written code in a language such as Java, C++ or Python.
  • You must be able to work to delivery requirements within reasonably agreed timeframes and demonstrate the potential to work through projects to their conclusion.
  • You understand the software lifecycle and enjoy a challenge
  • Analytical skills and logical reasoning are essential with the ability to solve problems in innovative ways preferred
  • Ability to attain a security clearance relevant to your role

Other requirements

  • Travel requirements: Occasional UK travel may be required to attend team/customer meetings and training activities.
  • Looking for flexibility? Talk to us at the application stage about what may be possible.