Northrop Grumman Principal / Sr. Principal Software Automation Test Engineer (Top Secret or Higher) in Chantilly, Virginia
At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.
Do you enjoy learning about new technologies and how they can be used to provide cutting edge services to our customers? Are you a test engineer who focuses on quality, takes pride in finding defects, and understands the importance of delivering defect-free applications? Do you have a knack for building automation into your testing process to streamline the test cycle? Are you someone who embraces and encourages agile software development? If so, then join Northrop Grumman as a Senior Software Test Engineer.
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an experienced Principal or Sr. Principal Software Automation Test Engineer to become a contributing member of a team engaged in critical software development team for the Intelligence Community. This is a challenging hands-on technical opportunity for a Test Engineer to join a high performing team of professionals developing and testing leading-edge software systems including mobile applications and wireless technologies. We are looking for a Test Engineer who has a background of working closely with other members of a technical development team. The Test Engineer should be familiar with software development life cycle processes and with various software testing methods. This position will be located in Chantilly, VA.
What you'll be doing in this position:
Work as a member of an agile software development test team in a dynamic, fast-paced environment learning new tools and processes
Test new software applications in various environments (e.g., Windows, Linux, Android) and verify software integration with wireless services and custom hardware technologies
Validate software requirements through functional, usability, performance, security, compatibility, ad-hoc, internationalization and regression tests
Develop, maintain and execute test plans and procedures for software systems
Participate in cross-functional team meetings, decision-making and technical discussion
Review user stories, backlog items, analyze testability of requirements and provide feedback
Apply analytical and problem solving skills to clarify user stories and determine appropriate testing scenarios to validate the iterative development of products against functional and technical specifications
Identify and track software defects during sprint cycles
Timely identification of issues and effectively communicate impact to software developers, project managers, and appropriate parties to facilitate issue resolutions
Demonstrate software capabilities at the completion of sprints to key stakeholders to ensure solutions meet customer requirements
Work closely with development teams to define new product functionality
Conduct test case reviews and ensure all test activities are properly executed and documented according to our client's standards
Configure hardware and software test equipment
Troubleshoot and isolate system failures
Clearly identify and document defects, and collaborate with the development team to prioritize bugs until resolution
Articulate open issues and risks in a timely manner to management and make recommendations
This position maybe filled at a level 3 or 4 aligned with the Basic Qualifications shown below.
What qualifications you'll need to have:
An active Top Secret clearance or higher is required.
The ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI and Polygraph clearance is required.
Level 3: Bachelors in Science and 5 years of experience. Or, Masters with 3 years of experience, or 0 years with PhD. An additional 4 years of relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
Level 4: Bachelors in Science and 9 years of experience. Or, Masters with 7 years of experience, or 4 years with PhD. An additional 4 years of relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
Experience with test automation to include design, development and debugging of tests
Experience with various aspects of software and/or hardware testing
Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and self-manage multiple project tasks
Proficiency with computer hardware and software systems
Experience translating requirements and user stories into functional test plans
Ability to troubleshoot and isolate software/systems failures
Our preferred qualifications:
Active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph Clearance
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to write well-articulated test plans and facilitate product demonstrations
Development Test experience working with integrated product teams
Experience with SmartBear TestComplete
Experience with testing mobile applications on Android devices
Experience with agile management software, such as Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Experience with installing virtual machines and familiarity with Agile Scrum methodologies
Familiarity with computer security measures and proficiency with UNIX command lines
Self-starter with the ability to pick up and learn new products with little supervision, as well as provide leadership on assigned projects
Ability to provide testing best practices to other team members
Experience with providing test estimation to management and project teams
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Job Category : Information Technology