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Northrop Grumman GBSD Sr. Principal System Test Engineer Lead in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Sr. Principal Systems Test Engineer Lead. This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here.

What You'll Get To Do:

Design, develop, and implement testing methods and equipment.

• Ability to navigate requirements in DOORS

• Model Based System Engineering with an understanding of DODAF and SysML

• Provide test area with parameters for sample testing and specifies tests to be performed.

• Compile data and define changes required in test equipment, test procedures, or new test requirements.

• Test planning, execution, reporting, and integration support

• Element integration, regression, and verification/validation testing

• Technical experience in network, computer hardware and software, interconnection and/or interfacing technologies

• Collaborate with systems engineers, software engineers and lab users to ensure test requirements are met

• Develop and release engineering documentation including:

o Perform data analysis against requirements and interfaces for each software build or hardware component

o Interface with software developers and systems engineers in support of verification

o Prepare detailed test reports and support formal verification of the system

o Product integration, regression, and verification testing including checkout in system test labs.

• Short and long term integration planning and execution of multiple concurrent baselines.

o This include integrating subsystem functionality into system capabilities per design with an emphasis on system stability and performance

• Participating in technical exchange meetings, interfacing with customers (internal/external) and contributing to a broad range of program deliverables.

• The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

• 401k

• 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.



Basic Qualifications:

  • 9 years of systems or test engineering experience with Bachelors in a STEM related field; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD

  • Must have a DoD Secret level security clearance adjudicated within the last 6 years prior to commencement of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A current DoD Secret or Top Secret/SCI level security clearance, to include a Single Scope Background Investigation, a periodic reinvestigation, or an original adjudication date completed within the last 6 years

  • System Safety Testing for Software and Hardware

  • Security+ Certification

  • Proficiency with Tools such as: Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, etc.

  • Software and/or Hardware testing experience.

  • Experience with Client/Server architecture.

  • Automated Test experience (development and execution)

  • Agile experience

  • Model Based System Engineering with an understanding of DODAF and SysML

  • Proficiency in DOORS and Cameo

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

  • Works well in a team environment

  • Proficiency in MS Office

Travel >10%

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Job Category : Engineering