Senior Principal Software Test EngineerEdwards Afb, CA

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Senior Principal Software Test Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation organization. This role will start at the Palmdale, CA site, then move to and be located in Edwards AFB, California .

In this role, you will design, develop, document, test and debug applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. You will also conduct multidisciplinary research and collaborate with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software. This role determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Also, ensures software standards are met.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Problem-solving skills and root-cause analysis to ensure that curated data is accurate, repeatable, and explainable

  • Design, model, and document the logical and conceptual relationship of data and database changes for metrics and analytics.

  • Effectively generating ideas and supporting building data tools to effectively automate analysis processes and repetitive tasks.

  • Interpret data and analyze results using statistical and analytical techniques to provide ongoing reports and visualizations.

  • Requirement gathering, design, code, and test new software or modify existing software to add new features

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Basic Qualifications (Sr. Principal Software Test Engineer):

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) discipline AND 9 years of related professional/military experience to include a background in Software, OR a Master of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 7 years of related professional/military experience to include a background in Software, OR a STEM Ph.D. AND 4 years of related professional/military experience to include a background in Software

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance prior to the commencement of employment

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to the commencement of employment

  • Must have experience with Agile lifecycle processes: Scrum, Continuous Integration, and Test Driven Development Methodologies

  • Must have agile software development skills and familiarity with Atlassian Tools (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, Crucible, Bamboo)

  • Must have experience using a source control system. (Git, Subversion, etc.)

  • Must have experience with Python, JavaScript.

  • Must have experience with relational databases (MySQL, SQL Server, Postgres, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current, active DoD Secret or Top-Secret Clearance

  • Experience using data visualization software (e.g. Tableau)

  • Experience with design, code, integration, and test of large distributed systems

  • Experience with automated testing

  • Experience with React, Next.Js, Prisma.JS, Tailwind is a plus.

Salary Range: $129,700 - $194,500

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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.