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Northrop Grumman Principal System Engineer Test (21-028) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal System Engineer - Test based out of Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Candidate will engage the C2BMC (Command & Control, Battle Management, and Communications) system for the purpose of technical support to Agile Product Teams and I&T functional area to conduct hardware, software, and system level verification and validation testing.

  • This position, working closely with the I&T Technical Lead for the C2BMC National Team is responsible for:

  • Scheduling lab test and installation activities; coordinate with BMDSS (Ballistic Missile Defense Support Systems), IRES Contractor, and MDA BCX and the C2BMC NT Integration Team on spiral release installation and integration schedules in the test labs.

  • Key stakeholder in test lab build out design meetings and design reviews.

  • Coordinating with Tech. Leads (SE, SWE, Deployment) and Cross Functional Product Team (CFPT) Product Owners for arranging CFPT plans and workloads to most effectively comply with Task Order baselines.

  • Assisting in the resolution of test technical issues.

  • Execution of test tasks in accordance with program processes â₠¢ Support the FAM in resource planning.

  • Support to the PERB, PCCB, and ROMB and other boards as appropriate.

  • Support to Task Order and customer reviews.

  • Support metrics collection and analysis in accordance with the QMP.

  • Manage Formal Program Risks Related to T02 activities and verification

  • Provide EE/Proposals support for T02 for Verification and PR resolutions

  • Support EOS/EOL activities related to Ops and Deployment

  • Candidate is expected to travel as needed but the majority of work will be conducted at the Lockheed Martin Colorado Springs facility with frequent travel to Schriever AFB.


Basic Qualifications:

  • An active Secret clearance is required.

  • 5 Years with Bachelor's degree in a related field; 9 years' experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Knowledge of the integration and testing of Command & Control systems with applied relevance to basic architectures utilized in the BMDS environment and focused for C2BMC to include external C2BMC element interfaces.

  • Technical understanding of computer network systems, servers, VM, Multicast techniques, including hardware such as firewalls, routers, switches, Blade servers,etc.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with hardware and software verification and validation processes and techniques, test reporting, regression testing, and test data analysis.

  • Able to assist test engineers with technical troubleshooting and analysis of test-bed configurations for hardware, software, and Information Assurance issues or functionality.

  • Knowledge of basic message formats such as TADIL-J, HTML, ATOMS. Daily use of computers with Windows, MSOffice, or Linux products a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Agile Test Driven Development; Knowledge and experience with DOORS, JIRA, Confluence, Test Management For JIRA (TM4J) or similar applications, experience with test automation tools such as Gherkin and Cucumber.

  • Master's degree in related field a plus.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • Flexible Work Arrangements




Salary MIN: $83,600

Salary MAX: $125,400

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

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.

Job Category : Engineering