Cyber Software Test Engineer 5

How do cyber terrorists get past the industries best? They don't. There are too many of us fighting virtual threats, protecting enterprises and entire countries from large-scale attacks. From creating a citywide wireless network for our first responders, to protecting our nation from cyber threats, to building software-defined radios that change how our military communications, our Information Systems team helps life run smoothly and safely.

If you are the sort of person who loves a challenge and likes to be involved in serious organizational and software change -- Then what is happening in the Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions Division is the place for you. This is without a doubt one of the most interesting and exciting times to join an organization like ours. The culture is one of excellence; team work, learning, delivered value and people. We are looking for people who love to learn and take initiative to really make this happen.

Our professionals live and breathe different perspectives here; we are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and well aware that the more ideas, backgrounds, opinions, and experiences we bring to our work, the stronger that work will be. Just as you would invest your time and hard work into our company, we focus on investing back into you through enriching professional experiences and high-quality learning and development opportunities. We want you to bring your whole self to work and for you to have meaningful connections with your coworkers, customers, and communities, while providing the best products, systems, and technologies to protect our world.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking Principal Cyber Software Test Engineer 5 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in Northern Virginia.

Description of Position:

The Software Test Engineer will be responsible for the end-to-end testing of an agile software development project; responsible for working with the leads to coordinate and prioritize tasks via backlogs for sprint planning and setting schedules. Works with the team to ensure builds and baselines reflect accurate versions of software related to test

phases; evaluates COTS/GOTS solutions for alternative methods of testing; and ensures all test documentation is produced in accordance with program standards. Candidate must be capable of working in a fast paced, agile environment.

As one of the most senior technical experts on the team, you will, interface directly with users and customers providing foresight and technical guidance aimed at satisfying mission needs. As a key contributor to the success of the program, you will collaborate with software and systems engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of complex software systems.

You will provide technical leadership to the software development team and work complex technical tasks under general guidance from the team lead.

As a Principal Engineer on this program, you will be asked to mentor and facilitate the development of junior engineers who join. Additionally, you will interact with senior company management and customers, responsible for generating white papers and innovative solutions for program growth and will be responsible to convey new techniques and technologies to the analytic workforce.

Our professionals live and breathe different perspectives here; we are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and well aware that the more ideas, backgrounds, opinions, and experiences we bring to our work, the stronger that work will be. Just as you would invest your time and hard work into our company, we focus on investing back into you through enriching professional experiences and high-quality learning and development opportunities. We want you to bring your whole self to work and for you to have meaningful connections with your coworkers, customers, and communities, while providing the best products, systems, and technologies to protect our world.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Security Clearance: An active SECRET clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph is required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Math, Science, Engineering, Statistics, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university and 15 years' experience, or a Master's degree and 13 years' experience in testing through a full system development life cycle including designing, developing and implementing test plans, test cases, and test processes is required. Additional Four (4) years of T&E experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.
  • Experience developing and enhancing test strategies
  • Experience developing test cases and test procedures from requirements, development artifacts and stakeholders.
  • Experience in documenting test results for corrective actions, reporting and audits
  • Experience with at least a few of the following:
  • Performance / load / stress testing
  • Data interface testing
  • Data migration testing
  • User interface testing
  • Security testing
  • Code coverage tools
  • Systems integration testing
  • Application server or OS setup and administration

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with a bug tracking tool such as Rally, Bugzilla, Trac, Jira, Redmine
  • Experience working as a software engineer on a product development team
  • Experience performing software programing such as Java, C or scripting languages (such as Python or Perl)
  • Experience in the use and development of automated test tools
  • Must be comfortable working in Windows and Linux/Unix
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance.

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


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