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Northrop Grumman Principal Software Test Embedded Engineer in Plymouth, Minnesota

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Northrop Grumman in Plymouth, MN is seeking a Principal Software Test Embedded Engineer .

The Software Engineer is an integral part of each product development team. Involvement begins at system requirement definition and continues through system verification and test. The Software Test Lead will ensure that, through comprehensive testing, high quality software is developed and delivered. The test lead will oversee all software Formal Qualification Testing (FQT) and will be responsible for performing FQT for a subset of the active programs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and understand software requirements to generate a clear test plan and detailed test procedures

  • Develop automated test using LabVIEW & various lab equipment

  • Hold test readiness review and perform Formal Qualification Test (FQT) of real-time embedded software

  • Concisely and accurately report technical details & status and document each phase of software test

  • Generate clear and professional documentation; test plans, test descriptions and test reports

  • Present test plans, status, and results at customer program technical reviews

  • Manage software test budgets, schedules and resources

  • Assume responsibility for the automated FQT test station; provide innovative recommendations for improvement; ensure that it meets technical needs for testing

  • Provide cost estimates and technical approach for future software test activities

  • Mentor new software test engineers

  • Follow and promote CMMI compliant software processes

Additional responsibilities may include software development:

  • Design real time embedded C/C++ code for Microchip, Atmel, or TI microprocessor/DSP.

  • Generate and unit test code using IAR Integrated Development Environment, Code Composer or equivalent on a custom breadboard in a lab setting.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer /Software Engineering or Electrical Engineering

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with BS, or 3 years of experience with MS

  • Familiarity with software Formal Qualification Test process and documentation

  • Experience creating automated tests for embedded software using LabVIEW

  • Comfortable in a lab environment working with tools such as function generators and oscilloscopes

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently and organize/prioritize job assignments and tasks

  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to present data and information to large audiences

  • Proficient use of personal computers using the Microsoft Office suite of products

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, rapidly changing, short turn-around environment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and qualify for a U.S. Government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8-12 years of experience with BS, or 5-10 years of experience with MS

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience performing requirement testing of embedded software

  • Familiarity with AS9100 and CMMI Level 3 standard practices and lifecycle processes

  • Experience developing embedded C/C++ software

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Job Category : Engineering