Software Test Automation Engineer / Principal Software Test Automation Engineer (Secret Clearance) (AHT) Hollywood, MD

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 Defense Systems (NGDS) is looking for an Integration & Test Engineer or a Principal Integration & Test Engineer based out of Hollywood, MD . Our Team works on state-of-the-art Mission Planning systems.

Other roles, responsibilities, and abilities:

  • Work within a Cross-Functional scrum to develop high-priority mission planning features.

  • Maintain and improve the software CI/CD pipelines to enable fast, bug safe delivery of critical business software to production.

  • Develop software test products such as Verification Cross Reference Matrices to tie software requirements to software tests, Software Test Plans, Software Test Procedures, and Software Test Reports.

  • Define and develop test approaches for new software and system capabilities.

  • Compile data and define changes required in testing procedures or new testing requirements.

  • Install, test, and verify software products.

  • Perform frequent Smoke Testing and frequent Acceptance Testing on SW builds.

  • Resolve technical issues within a scrum, across scrums, and with the support of other functional roles.

  • Interface on a technical level with the customer

  • Help define automated test strategies.

  • Be pro-active and self-motivated; ask not only "what", but also "how" and "why."

This is a dual level opportunity. We are open to candidates that qualify for an Engineer Test / Principal Engineer Test. All work must be performed on-site in Hollywood, MD.

Basic Qualifications:

Engineer Test:

  • 2 Years' experience in Systems Engineering or SW development lifecycle with Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline, 0 years of experience with Masters; Additional years of experience and a High School diploma or GED may be accepted in lieu of a degree.

  • Knowledge and experience with Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) Practices

  • Experience with Microsoft Windows technologies

  • Experience with a scripting language (e.g., yaml, Python, PowerShell, Batch/CMD).

  • Experience executing manual procedures or automated test scripts.

  • Experience supporting formal test events.

  • US Citizenship

  • Current DoD Secret Clearance with ability to obtain SAP access.

Principal Engineer Test:

  • 5 Years' experience in Systems Engineering or SW development lifecycle with Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline, 3 years of Systems Engineering or SW development lifecycle experience with Masters; 0 Years with a PhD. Additional years of experience and a High School diploma or GED may be accepted in lieu of a degree.

  • Knowledge and experience with Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) Practices

  • Experience with Microsoft Windows technologies

  • Test procedure development and maintenance

  • Experience supporting/coordinating formal test events.

  • Experience with one or more of the following scripts: yaml, Python, PowerShell, Batch

  • Automated test script or test procedure development and maintenance for software testing.

  • Experience with automated testing and test software such as TestComplete 4.

  • A functional understanding of how revision control systems (e.g., BitBucket, git, CVS, etc.) are used.

  • Hands-on system troubleshooting skills.

  • US Citizenship

  • Current DoD Secret Clearance with ability to obtain SAP access .

Preferred (Nice to Have) Qualifications:

  • Experience working with requirements in DOORS.

  • Demonstrated ability to implement process improvements, streamline activities, and develop efficiencies.

  • Strong interpersonal and analytic skills

  • Experience with Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) Framework (FW)

  • Experience with Air Force mission planning

  • CompTIA Security+ Certification

  • Experience with current military Mission Planning Systems such as JMPS, AFMSS and/or PFPS

  • Experience using platforms and/or applications hosted in a cloud environment.

  • Exposure to one or more of the following: C#, .NET Framework, Java, C++ Active Top Secret Clearance (adjudicated within the last 5 years)

  • Current SCI/SAP access

Salary Range: $77,100 - $115,700

Salary Range 2: $95,000 - $142,400

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.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.