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Principal Software Test Engineer/Senior Principal Software Test Engineer

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 10/13/2019
Job Reference #: 19026554

Job Description

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology thatpreserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventivespirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancementsin our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, tostealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate withdevelopments from launching the first commercial flight to space, todiscovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not onlypart of history, they're making history.


TheEngineering & Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries ofinnovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in varioussciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovativetechnologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product linesacross the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!


NorthropGrumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a PrincipalSoftware Test Engineer Lead/Senior Principal Software Test Engineer Lead basedout of Manhattan Beach, CA.


What you'll get to do:

Candidates willbe competent in performing software integration tests, and writing/executingformal qualification test procedures. Candidates must be able to completetasking with minimal supervision and be an independent self-starter.This person must also work well in a team environment, possess strongcommunication skills, and be willing to travel. The selected candidate is expected to serve as a Cost Account Manager for the program.


Other roles andresponsibilities include:
  • Integratingcomplex software systems
  • Scriptingautomated tests
  • Developingtest approaches for new software capabilities
  • Understandingtechnical conversations
  • Problemsolving
  • Technicalinterface with the customer
  • Mustbe pro-active and self-motivated

Thisposition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.


Thisrequisition may be filled at either a Principal Software Test Engineer orSenior Principal Software Test Engineer grade.


Basic Qualifications for PrincipalSoftware Test Engineer:

  • 5years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEMdiscipline; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years ofrelevant experience with a PhD
  • Active DOD Secret clearance
  • Hands-on system troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows technologies
Basic Qualifications for SeniorPrincipal Software Test Engineer:
  • 9years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEMdiscipline; 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 4 years ofrelevant experience with a PhD
  • Active DOD Secret clearance
  • Hands-on system troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in SW Integration andTest
  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance withthe ability to obtain SCI access.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement process improvements, streamline activities, and develop efficiencies
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong interpersonal and analytic skills
  • Previous in-depth domain knowledge of program software engineering and test automation preferred
  • Active SCI clearance
  • Experience with Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) Framework (FW)
  • Experience with Air Force platform mission planning
  • Automated Test Script Maintenance and Development
  • Creating, augmenting, and maintaining automated test procedures
  • Security certified

What We Can Offer You:


NorthropGrumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment thatencourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and ourcompany. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control tochoose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefitswill include the following:

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Assistance
  • Training and Development
  • Flexible Work Arrangements


Additional Northrop Grumman Information:


Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the bestemployees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees arereceptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughestcustomer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technicallysophisticated products, programs and services in the world.


Our Values. The women and men ofNorthrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe ourcompany as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstratethese Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice createslong-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and thecommunities we serve.


Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, weare committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracingdiversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be anideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.