Northrop Grumman Automation Tester 2 in Woodlawn, Maryland

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking an Automation Tester 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Woodlawn, MD. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Health Systems Management operating unit which focuses on Healthcare IT solutions for our Federal, State, and Local government clients.

Automation Testers with extensive work experience are required in defining and rolling out automation frameworks in support of a large Agile transformation effort. The primary goal of the position will be to establish achieve a full automation of both unit test scripts and functional regression test scripts. The qualified candidate will also be responsible for the architecture, design, development and maintenance of the test automation systems. They should possess a big picture mindset and be able to provide guidance and leadership to other test automation engineers in an agile environment.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Developing, and maintaining an innovative test automation system for the organization

  • Define automated test criteria, designs & develop the organization's Test Automation framework and develop automated tests for all functionality that meets specified automation criteria

  • Work closely with the application architects to develop a solid testing solution, working towards the future state of the application architecture

  • Support complex test automation efforts using Cucumber/Selenium and Java for large Agile software projects and identify innovative solutions to solve complex test problems

  • Works collaboratively in a team-based Agile environment with other technical staff and business owners and subject matter experts, that follow the industry standard Scrum and SAFe methodologies.

  • Assist in the training/mentoring of team members, including testers, developers, and business analysts and implement organization-wide Quality Process initiatives to ensure Quality of deliverables

  • Communicate automation goals, priorities, and status across the organization

  • Define Behavior Driven Development approach and tools for Automated Testing in an Agile project

  • Partner with Agile Release Train to plan for new functionality, resolve defects, and incorporate error injection test methodologies

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities needed.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related discipline and 7 years of applied work experience OR Master's degree and 5 years of relevant work experience OR a minimum of 11 years of relevant work experience in lieu of a degree

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with automation testing, developing and executing automated test scripts using Automated Testing Tools (such as Selenium, Cucumber, Quick Test Professional (QTP), Unified Functional tester (UFT), Jenkins, Git Hub, etc.)

  • Minimum of 1 years of hands on experience using Selenium and Cucumber

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience architecting, developing, and maintaining an innovative test automation environment including automation test framework design and development

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with agile development (preferably SAFe), test driven development, advanced concepts of scrum, and knowledge of agile project tools, such as VersionOne

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in analyzing metrics, identify dysfunctions, and make recommendations to senior management

  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency (Green Card holder) is required in order to obtain and maintain required Position of Public Trust Clearance


Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration.

  • Experience with Cloud based implementation and transition to the Cloud including virtualization

  • Experience in analyzing metrics, identify dysfunctions, and make recommendations to senior management

  • Strong understanding of Java/J2EE concepts, object oriented design and development

  • Demonstrable knowledge of advanced concepts of scrum, Kanban, XP, and Waterfall

  • Good understanding of QA methodology and strong hands on' experience developing test scripts for functional, performance, and regression testing that include automated, ad-hoc, and manual testing elements

  • Experience with source code revision control systems GIT and SVN

  • Experience with MEAN stack

  • Tools and technologies such as: WebSphere, RDBMS: Oracle, DB2, Java, SQL, Eclipse, RAD, Fortify, ALM/QTP, Junit, Selenium, Git, Jenkins, Gulp, Jsdoc, Gerrit, Jslint, Karma, and Jasmine, MySQL, Node.js

  • Proficient in MS Office, MS Visio, and SharePoint

  • Excellent team building skills, including cross-functional team building

  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences, as well as interface with the customer on a daily basis

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.