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.
At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future and have a lot of 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 Part Of History, They Are Making History.
Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Sr. Principal Software Integration & Test Automation (SI&TA) Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Software organization. This role can be located in San Diego or Palmdale, California.
In this role you will support all aspects of the of the software engineering lifecycle, with particular focus on automated software testing, hardware/software integration, systems administration and lab management, and modeling and simulation software development. You will work with multi-disciplinary teams, such as with Systems Engineering, Real-time & Embedded Software, Test Automation, DevSecOps and Systems Test , in an Agile software development environment.
Key Responsibilities include:
Support program statement of work by applying fundamentals of software engineering to all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle
Collaborate directly with software development and other engineering discipline teams to develop, write, document, and execute software requirement verification and integration, tests, including identifying and tracking issues through resolution
Support software integration with hardware components in systems integration labs and other integrated test environments
Participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle activities and the Agile process for critical mission system software products
Work on an Agile scrum team to execute and automate infrastructure maintenance and user services
Utilize software development skills to design, code, and implement tests: unit, integration, regression
Perform detailed design, code, and testing of those requirements at the domain level as well as support of system and operational testing
Analyze software and system requirements allocated to computer software configuration items (CSCI)
Support tool development to support streamlining of current processes and development of continuous test integration environment
Ensure that thorough, clear, and complete documentation is created and maintained to support current and future integration activities
Submit detailed problem reports for any anomalies identified during testing
Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 9 years of related engineering experience or a Master's degree in STEM with 7 years of related engineering experience, or a PhD in STEM with 4 years of related engineering experience
Demonstrated experience with at least one of the following automated test frameworks: Cucumber, Google Test, TestComplete, AQT, Atlas, EggPlant, Unit Test Factory, RTC, ATF, Python
Experience with at least one of the following programming languages: Python, C/C++, or C#
Experience with Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD) and Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
Experience in Agile Software methodologies - Scrum or Kanban
Experience with Atlassian tools such as Jira, Git, Subversion, Confluence, etc.
Experience with Microsoft Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems
Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance
Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management
Proficient with at least one of the following languages C, C++, Python
Familiarity with communication protocols (MIL-STD-1553)
Experience in complete software development lifecycle
Experience with software development in real-time embedded systems for military applications
Experience in using integrated development environment tools (e.g., Rhapsody) and real-time operating systems (e.g., Integrity)
Demonstrated understanding of application and embedded software integration procedures
Demonstrated experience with software test automation at multiple requirement levels
Cloud and container experience (e.g., installing and troubleshooting Docker or Kubernetes deployed software)
Demonstrated advanced level understanding of application and embedded software integration procedures
Experience with VMWare infrastructure
Certification from VMWare, Windows (MCSE), and/or RedHat with Satellite Administration
Administration and troubleshooting of Linux (RHEL / CENTOS) 6/7/8 servers and workstations
Administration and troubleshooting of Windows Server 2008 / 2016, and Windows 7 / 10 systems
Administration and troubleshooting of VMWare vSphere systems (VCSA and ESXi) systems
Automate system maintenance tasks with scripting tools (PowerShell, Python, Ansible, etc.)
Experience with cybersecurity compliance through the use of security frameworks and remediation tools (SCC SCAP scanner, STIG Viewer, and Nessus)
Familiarity with software network interfaces
Experience in automation of installation, configuration, and test scripts
Active, current Security+ certification
Experience with writing and using scripting languages to support hardware/software integration, debugging, and maintenance
Active in scope DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance
Special Access Program (SAP) clearance
United States Passport, and ability and willingness to frequently travel overseas
Salary Range: $129,700 - $194,500
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.