Software Test Engineer / Principal Software Test Engineer

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry leading company whose work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. It's not the systems that drive us: it's the soldier our systems bring home. It's not just the equipment that motivates us: it's the people our equipment protects. It's not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it's whom those innovations serve. We're united by our work to help people; and protect the world and that mission makes our team even stronger.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Software Test Engineer based out of Huntsville, Alabama.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Perform test planning, monitoring and test execution activities for tactical and prototype software intensive military systems.
  • Devise the test objectives test strategies and author formal test plans/procedures/reports.
  • Estimate the testing to be done and acquire and allocate the necessary resources.
  • Schedule the test for execution and then monitor, measure, control and report on the test progress, the product quality status and the test results, adapting the test plan and compensating as needed to adjust to evolving conditions.
  • Document test discrepancies and author change requests as required.
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
Educational Assistance
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

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You'll Bring These Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled as either a Software Test Engineer or a Principal Software Test Engineer.

    • BQs for a Software Test Engineer are 2 Years of relevant experience with Bachelors in Science in preferably in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline; 0 Years with Masters
    • BQs for a Principal Software Test Engineer are 5 Years of relevant experience with Bachelors in Science in preferably in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline; 3 Years with Masters; 0 with PhD
  • Experience testing SW for performance and functionality based on requirement specification and ability to identify and document exact sequence of activities
  • Must be able to work in a technical team environment characterized by frequently changing tasks, new priorities and quick responses
  • Experience creating and documenting test plans/procedures, analyzing results and creating reports
  • Familiar with UNIX, Linux and/or Windows operating systems
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Experience with automated testing
  • C++ or JAVA experience
  • Requirements verification & validation experience is a plus
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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