Senior Principal Software Systems Test Engineer-Space and Satellite Systems

Northrop Grumman
Dulles, VA
Nov 28, 2021
Nov 30, 2021
Full Time
Requisition ID: R10015975 Category: Engineering Location: Dulles - VA, United States of America Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship Clearance Type: None Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time 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. Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems is seeking a Senior Software Systems Test Engineer. This position will be located in Dulles, VA, Gilbert, AZ, or El Segundo, CA and will support Tactical Space Systems Division in their development and deployment of satellite ground software to customer resources. Requires strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audience. What you'll get to do: Collaborate with development team to understand and assess software changes and related testing required to provide new or modified capabilities for operational users Develop testing strategy for user stories, features, and capabilities that define new and modified capabilities that will be added to the Develop and document step-by-step test cases based on the software requirements elicited by mission owners and software developers to verify the software is compliant with the requirements captured in the user stories, features, and capabilities Test the software in the actual or simulated environment that it was designed for with users of the system in realistic operational conditions As part of testing, 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 End-to-end System Integration and Testing Identify, log, and track defects discovered during testing. Work with the team to ensure defects are corrected and the software works as expected Assist in the creation of test project status reports and metrics to provide weekly and/or monthly status to the management team Ensure proper version control and configuration management of all test objects developed and test environments used Basic Qualifications: 9+ Years with Bachelors in Software or Systems Engineering or Computer Science or closely related discipline (or 7 Years with Masters or closely related discipline or 5 year with a PhD) 9+ years of relevant work experience in software and systems testing, experience in development and deployment of satellite ground software preferred 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 Preferred Qualifications: Active TS/SCI Clearance Experience with Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence, and Bitbucket) Experience with Container Management (Dockers and Kubernetes) 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: 114100 - 171100 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. The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date. 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 US Citizenship is required for most positions.

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