DevSecOps Lead

Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a DevSecOps Lead 3or 4to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in McLean, VA. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Department of State (DOS) Consular Systems Modernization (CSM) Program, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This initiative is intended to modernize and consolidate the operational environment under a common technology framework in order to better support the services provided to CA's customers. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Leads the efforts to ensure progress is made toward a delivery on demand model that leverages continuous everything to reduce defects while increasing productivity and time-to-market
Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems
Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications
Serves as a lead liaison between Agile Development Teams and Operations to ensure smooth product releases by developing and maintaining reusable processes that cover all dependencies for automated software release cycles
Establishes CI/CD pipeline guidelines and serves as a focal point for communication across Teams
Coordinates and collaborates extensively with Agile Development Teams to ensure teams adhere to CI/CD guidelines in following DevSecOps processes
Serves as a Technical Lead to design CI/CD approach, evaluate tools and conduct trade studies to recommend CI/CD tools as needed
Leads the configuration of pipeline setup and support/resolve technical complexities to integrate various DevSecOps continuous practices as part of CI/CD implementation
Recommend and implement automated means that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including scripting, integration, problem resolution, and configuration management.
The DevSecOps Lead reports to the System Team Manager; local travel may be required up to 10% of the time.


Basic Qualifications:
This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4. BQs for a DevSecOps Lead 3 are Bachelor's Degree in STEM field and 5 years of experience. BQs for a DevSecOps Lead 4 are Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field and 9 years of experience.
Experience leading DevOps/DevSecOps implementation in large programs especially migrating legacy applications, reengineering and automating systems to improve end-to-end software life cycle management by means of automation
Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing to effectively interact with multiple teams both internal and external
In-depth technical expertise in DevSecOps techniques, continuous integration; continuous testing; and continuous deployment; trade studies and analysis of alternatives; development of end to end solution deployment across environments
Experience in leading DevSecOps CI tools such as Jenkins, TFS and familiarity with open source tools for test automation, along with hands on experience implementing CI with test automation, code scanning integrated as part of the build cycles using life cycle management tools such as Nexus
Must hold a current, active Secret (or higher) clearance. Interim clearance may be acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Experience implementing DevSecOps for large program using Agile, preferably SAFe, development methodology
Experience implementing DevSecOps for a Cloud-based system on a modernization program ensuring existing applications and systems are modernized to satisfy legacy functional requirements
Extensive experience implement CI/CD with products such as Jenkins, Atlassian, GitHub, Nexus Repository

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