Back-End Developer

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a Virginia-based company that designs, develops and builds aircraft, spacecraft, cyber security systems and radars for aerospace and defense sectors.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in the USA ⚠️

Requisition ID: R10161715

  • **iconCategory:**Engineering
  • iconLocation: Unknown City, Virginia, United States of America | Falls Church, Virginia, United States of America+ 1 more
  • **iconClearance Type:**None
  • **iconTelecommute:**Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • **iconShift:**1st Shift (United States of America)
  • **iconTravel Required:**No
  • **iconPositions Available:**2

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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.

We are seeking a back-end developer to join the Insights Team within the Enterprise Insights & Analytics (EI&A) organization. This position will report to the Manager, Insights, EI&A.

This role will sit in our Falls Church, VA location but we may also consider a hybrid or teleworker arrangement for this position.  This position can be hired as a Level 3 or Level 4, depending on the candidate's experience and education.

Enterprise Insights & Analytics is reimagining decision making at Northrop Grumman. We are a team of strategic analysts, scientists, engineers, and technologists who use science, research and data to identify strategic insights and create innovative analytic solutions for our business. As a back-end developer, you be responsible for managing the server-side logic, database interactions, setting up and maintaining CI/CD pipelines, cloud resources and scalability of web applications.

As a back-end web developer, you will be curious, detail-oriented, and ethically conscious. You seek to ask the right questions about our strategies, the business, and how we can use data to find solutions. You are a strategic thinker who can translate data to create well-informed decisions to enable better business outcomes. You want to drive positive change for our organizations, are candid and collaborative in taking on our most difficult analytics projects as well as the process and culture changes that accompanies them. You will build deep and trusted partnerships at the working and organizational levels.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with front-end developers and other stakeholders to integrate and deploy code and manage Azure resources.
  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable and robust web applications and systems.
  • Implement back-end services and APIs using server-side languages (e.g., Node.js, Python) and frameworks.
  • Ensure seamless integration of front-end and back-end components.
  • Implement monitoring, alerting, and automatic scaling solutions to ensure application performance and availability.
  • Set up and maintain cloud services and CI/CD pipelines using tools like GitHub Actions, Jenkins, or Azure Kubernetes Servies (AKS) for seamless deployment and maintenance of web applications.
  • Conduct thorough testing and debugging to ensure high-quality and reliable code.
  • Adhere to best practices for code quality, security, and performance.
  • Implement and maintain version control practices using Git.
  • Stay current with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in software development.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of our development processes and standards.
  • Collaborating with web designers to create user-friendly and visually appealing interfaces.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 3 - Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of related professional experience -OR- a master’s degree with 3+ years of related professional experience.
  • Level 4 - Bachelor’s degree with 9+ years of related professional experience -OR- a master’s degree with 7 + years of related professional experienc e
  • Strong experience with back-end development using server-side languages (e.g., Node.js, Python) and frameworks.
  • Experience with database management systems like SQL Server.
  • Familiarity in front-end development technologies (e.g., HTML, CSS, JavaScript).
  • Experience with DevOps practices and deployment tools such as Docker, Jenkins, Kubernetes for continuous integration and delivery.
  • Experience with content management systems and web frameworks.
  • Experience collaborating on projects with multiple teams, managing relationships, and communicating findings to audiences.
  • Strong problem solving and debugging skills.
  • Must be able to work in our Falls Church office or be willing to travel to this office as required if an alternate work location is granted.
  • Must have the ability obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in a related field (e.g., Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology) is preferred.
  • Strong experience in deploying and managing applications on cloud platforms, particularly Azure.
  • Strong Experience with containerization and orchestration tools like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Strong experience using an object-oriented programming language (e.g. Python).
  • Familiarity with data visualizations using tools like HighCharts.js, Charts.js, D3.js, or similar.
  • Experience with data storage and retrieval techniques, ETL, and databases.
  • Experience interfacing with and presenting to executive audiences.
  • Ability to work with the utmost confidentiality when applicable.

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

Salary Range 2: $121,000 -$181,400

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

Search All Jobs


Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services.

Working Week

We work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off.

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • 🏖️

Our Vacation Policy

We offer generous paid time off, including holidays, vacation days, and additional leave options for special circumstances.

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid working arrangements with options for flexible working patterns.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Transparent Salaries
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Yearly bonuses
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 100k across 19 departments:

  • engineering
  • education
  • information technology
  • business development
  • operations
  • +14 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Node.js
  • Python
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Database management
  • DevOps practices
  • CI/CD pipelines
  • Cloud services
  • Version control
  • Problem solving
  • Debugging
  • Data visualizations

View more Engineering jobs

Share this job:

Report incorrect data

Let us know if the job has expired