Principal/Senior Principal Software Quality Engineer, TS SCI Clearance Required, Space and Satellite Systems

    • Dulles, VA



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 Space designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

This position may be filled at the Principal or Senior Principal level, depending on the years of experience you bring. (See basic qualifications below for details.)

We are seeking Software Quality Engineers in our Dulles, VA area for the following responsibilities:

• Participate in development of test plans for complex systems in accordance with overall testing strategy

• Participate in the full life cycle of an agile project and design and execute manual and automated test scripts

• Develop and execute maintainable automation tests in Cucumber for functional, system, and regression test cases

• Investigate and debug test failures, updating tests or reporting bugs as necessary and provide test coverage analysis based on automation results

• Participation in sprint planning and backlog refinement: estimation sessions to define acceptance criteria, ensures that the team's acceptance criteria for stories and tasks is appropriate and being met universally

• Quality Assurance to ensure full functional testing of new features being added every sprint, as well as full regression testing for all previously implemented functionality in every sprint

• Collaborate with development organization to understand how development changes affect ongoing Automation efforts

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

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

• Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences

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