Software Test Engineer/Principal Software Test Engineer

    • Redondo Beach, CA

Do you want to work at an international company with endless opportunities for growth and advancement? Are you eager to join a trust-based, globally-connected team, where your contributions will define what's possible?
We are looking for team members who want to solve interesting, complex problems, which protect our nation. Your talents and passion are most important to us. If you don't know a language, program, or platform, we will teach you! Become a part of our enthusiastic teams where we have fun working together and take pride in our contributions to the nation's safety.

As a Software Test Engineer, you will be testing systems for a variety of spacecraft and using current technologies and others yet to come... We are seeking team members who have a thirst for knowledge, approach each day with optimism, and have a relentless drive to solve complex problems . Creativity and innovation are imperative for this role, because at Northrop Grumman, many of the problems we work on are impossible... until they're not.

What you'll get to do?

As a test engineer on this team, you will have the opportunity to test software that is part of a large, complex code base to ensure its capabilities, documented in requirements, are working as the customer expects. You will take the testing through the full life-cycle to include writing test procedures, preparing for peer reviews, performing dry runs and preparing for customer milestones. You will have the privilege of direct customer interface as you prepare for and perform test readiness reviews and requirements sell-off. You will have a direct role in ensuring delivery of a quality product and customer satisfaction. The environment is Java Eclipse on Linux, and creating and editing Perl scripts is necessary to perform the test runs. The future of this test organization includes a transition to a web-based environment using Python, using agile principles and DevOps automated testing methodologies. You will thrive on a team that is experienced, brilliant, and extremely supportive of one another.

What does success look like?

As a successful employee, you will:

  • Be an active and integral member of your team
  • Channel your enthusiasm to innovate
  • Be part of a supportive team that develops and deploys technologies that matter to our national security
  • Work with agility, flexibility, and collaboration to explore creative ideas

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.

As an employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package which including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Education Assistance
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Flexible schedules, like the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more
Link: https://benefits.northropgrumman.com/us/en2/Pages/default.aspx

This requisition may be filled at either the Software Test Engineer or Principal Software Test Engineer grade based on the qualifications listed below.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications for a Software Test Engineer:

  • 2 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • Exposure to Linux
  • Success developing or manipulating scripts or debugging SW
  • Demonstrated experience quickly learning new concepts and approaches
  • Active SCI access or active DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain SCI access


Basic Qualifications for a Principal Software Test Engineer:

  • 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • Exposure to Linux
  • Success developing or manipulating scripts or debugging SW
  • Demonstrated experience quickly learning new concepts and approaches
  • Active SCI access or active DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain SCI access


Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated proficiency in some of the below is highly beneficial for this role, and we will teach you what you don't know:

  • Languages Perl scripting. C++, Python
  • Technology and platforms Linux Red Hat, Java Eclipse, Angular JS
  • Knowledge of the full testing life-cycle to include requirements analysis through writing test procedures through TRR and customer sell-off
  • Agile development, DevOps, and continuous integration and test


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