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Northrop Grumman Systems Test Engineer / Principal Systems Test Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: Secret

TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time

Description

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Systems Test Engineer / Principal Systems Test Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Huntsville, AL.

Position Overview:

The selected Systems Test Engineer / Principal Systems Test Engineer responsibilities will include the support of the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program. You be responsible for scheduling the tests for execution and then will monitor, measure, control and report on the test progress, the product quality status and the test results, adapting the test plan and compensating as needed to adjust for evolving conditions.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform test planning, monitoring and test execution activities for program software.

  • Devise the test objectives, organization test policies, test strategies, and test plans.

  • Work in a technical team environment characterized by frequently changing tasks, new priorities requiring quick responses.

  • Prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish test and project results with limited oversight and direction.

  • Estimate testing to be done, and acquire necessary resources to complete in a timely manner.

  • Collaborate and communicate openly and effectively with teammates and customer representatives.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

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

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a Systems Test Engineer or a Principal Systems Test Engineer level.

BQs for a Systems Test Engineer are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 2 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree and 0 years of related experience.

  • Experience creating and documenting test plans/procedures, analyzing results and creating reports.

  • Experience testing software in object-oriented programming languages such as C, C++, or C# and Java.

  • Experience working with UNIX, Linux and Windows operating systems.

  • Experience working in an Agile work environment.

  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance is required to start.

BQs for a Principal Systems Test Engineer are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 5 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree and 3 years of related experience, or 0 years of experience with a PhD.

  • Experience creating and documenting test plans/procedures, analyzing results and creating reports.

  • Experience testing software in object-oriented programming languages such as C, C++, or C# and Java.

  • Experience working with UNIX, Linux and Windows operating systems.

  • Experience working in an Agile work environment.

  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance is required to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering or related field.

  • Testing SW for performance and functionality based on requirement specification and ability to identify and document exact sequence of activities desired.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with technical teams and customer personnel.

  • Experience analyzing complex problems and developing solutions based on limited direction and definition.

  • Working knowledge of Agile Methodologies and Scrum.

  • CMMI Level 5 organization experience.

  • Experience in a Test Lead role.

  • Experience with Automated Testing

  • Experience with Missile Defense Systems.

  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Top Secret security clearance.

Salary Range: $67,500.00 - $101,300.00Salary Range 2: $83,600.00 - $125,400.00

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.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

We are a pioneering company.

With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space – our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.

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