SATCOM Test Lead Orlando, FL

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.

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 Defense Systems seeks an experienced Principal/Sr. Principal Test Engineer for a fast-paced, growing and dynamic position to support our Immersive Mission Solutions (IMS) Operating Unit (OU) located in Orlando, Florida. Northrop Grumman is an industry leader in developing, integrating, and sustaining complex systems for the US Department of Defense.

We are seeking a Principal/Sr. Principal Test Engineer to serve as Test lead on one of our SATCOM programs.

This position will be located in Orlando, FL. Relocation assistance may be available for this position.

What you'll get to do:

  • Lead the Integration and Test (I&T Team in development of testing strategy and user acceptance testing plan

  • Develop and documents step-by-step test cases based on the software requirements elicited by mission owners and software developers

  • Identify, log, and track defects

  • Ensure proper version control and configuration management of all test object developed and test environments used

  • Collaborate with development team to understand and assess operational impact to the users

  • Assist in the creation of test project status reports and metrics to provide weekly and/or monthly status to the management team

  • Evaluate the operational readiness of a software application prior to the release or production, ensuring system compliance with external interfaces in a common operating environment

  • Test a system in the actual or simulated environment that it was designed for with users of the system in realistic operational conditions

Basic Qualifications

  • 9 years of experience with a Bachelor's in a STEM field (ideally Software/Systems Engineering or Computer Science) (or 7 years with Masters or 4 years with a PhD

  • Relevant work experience in software and systems testing

  • Experience writing operational test plans and test cases

  • Experience with full systems development lifecycle for software maintenance, development, and/or implementation projects

  • Experience in ensuring full functional testing of new features being added every sprint, with a focus on operational impact and assessment

  • Demonstrated experience in technical problem solving, to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation, and monitoring

  • Demonstrated ability to lead technical projects or teams

  • Active interim Secret Clearan

  • Active Security+ Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in development and deployment of satellite ground software

  • Experience with the Agile process

  • Experience with Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence, and Bitbucket)

  • Experience in developing and running automated test and using automated test tools such as Eggplant

  • Experience leading teams

  • Experience in using risk-driven techniques to develop, maintain and execute operational test cases for mission unique software

  • Ability to interact with development team and operational users to assess current software gaps, develop testing strategies, and recommend solutions for testing operationally relevant objectives

  • Ability to assess overall operational effectiveness of a system to accomplish the specified mission, with consideration to functional stability, interoperability, training, and capability to meet defined mission outcomes

Salary Range: $101,600 - $152,400

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. 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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.