MOSSAIC Principal Engineer Systems Test

    • Colorado Springs, CO

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Northrop Grumman's Space Systems Sector organization is seeking applicants to provide Integration and Test engineering support for the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) on the Maintenance of Space Situational Awareness Integrated Capability (MOSSAIC) program as a Principal Engineer Systems Test. This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll Get to Do:

The Principal Test Engineer will be responsible for leading site test activities with less experienced test personnel and site personnel, establishing milestones and monitoring adherence to master plans and schedules, identifying program risks and obtain solutions to include allocation of resources, and supporting the development of system test solutions in accordance with project technical, schedule and cost constraints. The Principal Test Engineer is a key participant in preparing and executing comprehensive system/element level test plans, procedures and test events, system/element level test planning and test readiness reviews, and potentially coordinating integrated testing activities and resolving conflicts for competing systems. Daily duties will entail documenting test requirements and methodologies in the requirements management system, training less experienced personnel on the system test processes and procedures, and reviewing system engineering documentation to ensure test plans and methodologies meet system needs and are accurate, comprehensive, consistent, and complete. Participating in trade studies to support the selection of preferred design solutions, commercial hardware or software components, and preferred course of action alternatives in project development/product delivery. Supporting the development of system integration plans, procedures and scenarios used in the conduct of software/hardware system integration testing. Participating in engineering peer reviews as a document originator or reviewer to ensure technical quality and engineering rigor is appropriate.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

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You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience: 5 Years with Bachelors in Science from an accredited institution; 3 Years with Masters; 0 with PhD; 9 years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance
  • Ability to obtain Security + Certification within 90 days of start
  • Experience testing software for performance and functionality based on requirement specifications
  • Experience creating and documenting test plans/procedures, analyzing results and creating reports
  • Familiarity with UNIX, Linux and/or Windows operating systems
  • Familiarity/experience with Agile testing methodologies
  • Familiarity/experience with defect tracking and version control
  • Good communication, writing, presentation and organization skills

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
  • Active Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret Clearance
  • Current Security + Certification
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification
  • Experience with regression and automated testing
  • C++ or JAVA experience
  • Requirements verification & validation experience is a plus
  • Strong, proactive leader who takes initiative to identify, own and solve customer challenges.
  • Software integration in a continuous integration environment
  • Software testing certification (i.e., ISTQB CTFL, QAI CAST, or IIST CSTA-P)
  • Knowledge of all phases of software development lifecycle and processes

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:
  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • On-Site Fitness Center (available at some locations)
  • Education Assistance
  • Training and Development

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.

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