Solaris/Linux Engineer

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for Solaris/Linux Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA (Rancho Bernardo).

The selected candidate will perform engineering design and development of Solaris/Linux engineering artifacts, zone and cluster configuration and related infrastructures and procedures to meet system requirements, architecture revisions, software patches and updates, and configuration enhancements.

Essential Functions:

  • Install and configure Solaris or Linux operating systems on datacenters.
  • Develop engineering documentation for system configuration using scripts and automation tools.
  • Release documents on schedule using Agile methodology.
  • Collaborate with engineers to generate and redline documented procedures and troubleshoot.
  • Implement engineering changes to the system as required.
  • Integrate and test software and/or hardware systems in a lab environment.
The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years STEM related experience OR a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years STEM related experience OR a PhD in a STEM discipline.
  • Active in-scope DoD Top Secret security clearance, with the ability to obtain Special Program Access.
  • Experience with Solaris and Linux.
  • The ability to support up to 10% travel.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to script deployments of Solaris 10/11, and RHEL using Bash and Python scripts
  • Familiarity with version control such as git
  • Familiarity with Atlassian development tools, such as Confluence, Jira, and Bitbucket.
  • Familiarity with automation tools, such as Ansible.
  • Knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodology.
  • Ability to author and maintain technical installation, configuration, and update procedures
  • Ability to provide engineering technical support for peer teams
  • Experience with the following technologies also desired/helpful: Sphinx, reST, YAML, Jinja
Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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