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Adversaries, cybercriminals and cyber terrorists, are working every hour of every day to develop new means to compromise networks, to seize valuable intellectual property and personal data, and to gain an advantage on the digital battlefield. At Northrop Grumman, our mission is to see to it that they fail. Speed, stealth and precision - keys to controlling the physical domains of land, sea, air and space – are imperatives in controlling the cyber domain. Our talented employees make advances every day based on these imperatives and are committed to providing the most advanced protection for our customers against the rapidly evolving cyber threat spectrum. Our company is trusted with securing some of the most high-risk systems and continues to be the trusted provider of mission enabled solutions for the security or our nation and allies. This is without a doubt one of the most exciting times to join our team. So come join us and experience the value of performance.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a Junior Test Engineer to join our Cyber Security Team in Annapolis Junction.

The candidate will contribute to the project by providing testing support to the software and system development effort of the Next Generation architecture.

The successful candidate will participate in system and component testing activities using both manual and automated testing and be capable of contributing to the project on day 1. This includes both developing and executing test cases.

The candidate will be a self-starter with familiarity in provisioning servers and VMs and installing software (both project and COTS) in order to establish an environment for testing. The candidate is expected to be familiar with Linux as well as Windows and PKI-based security requirements.

The candidate will be comfortable working in a team environment and collaborating with other members of the project including other testers, developers, and operations, CM, and security personnel, etc.

The candidate will be comfortable working in an agile development environment including familiarity with TDD (Test-Driven Development) which entails working closely with developers to define tests that ultimately drive development.

The candidate will be expected to work with Container technologies, i.e., Docker.

Basic Qualifications:

Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in test engineering or integration of modern hardware/software systems.

Active Top Secret/SCI with Full Scope Polygraph clearance.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Proficient in the development and integration of test strategies, plans, traceability matrices, procedures, and reports.
  • Two years of requirements analysis experience and in particular must be fully trained or have experience in the testing of systems at the component, integration, system, and end-to-end levels.
  • Experience working on both Linux and Windows-based systems.
  • Experience writing test cases and discrepancy reports.
  • Experience in an agile testing environment including TDD (Test-Driven Development)
  • Experience in software development

Preferred Qualifications:

Pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or some other technical field.


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