Northrop Grumman Principal/Sr. Principal Automation Test Architect in Woodlawn, Maryland

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work then the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Description of Work:

  • Serve as an Architect for the Disability domain

  • Coordinate the setup, data requirements, security updates and testing of applications developed in the MDE. This testing could be via automated scripts or manual testing.

  • Support the integration of applications developed with Agile methodologies in the DevOps/MDE into Production

  • Generate documents for automation testing in support of the Agile and Modern Development Environment (MDE)

  • Coordinate environmental setup effort with the Division of Environmental Testing (DIET) for the MDE process and reports to management.

  • Coordinate data needs within the integration environment working with the developmental components in the MDE process and providing statuses to management

  • Assist in proactively avoiding any intermittent software functionality problems.

  • Attend work order meetings to introduce key project personnel; define roles and responsibilities; and review the meeting purpose, scope, and objectives.

  • Communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences, as well as interface with the customer, on a daily basis.

  • Provide Agile, MDE, DevOps, etc., training to team and customer personnel

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This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below. This requisition may be filled at either a Principal or Sr. Principal level.

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities needed.

Principal Automation Test Architect:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 7 years of relevant work experience; Masters and 5 years of relative experience or 11 years of relevant work experience in lieu of a degree

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working with Core Java principles, and automated testing tools/frameworks such as but not limited to; Selenium WebDriver, Cucumber, JUnit, TestNG.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience developing, testing and/or integrating applications in a DevOps/Continuous Integration/Deployment environment using Jenkins including Cloud deployments

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience setting up the automation model at an enterprise level for web based applications, mainframe based applications and web services.

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in working with VBScript, C Languages, Groovy and PowerShell Scripting

  • Minimum of 6 months of experience in using Maven, Git, Bitbucket and Jenkins and advanced understanding of DB2, Oracle, Postgres, and SQL.

  • Must be able to obtain a public trust clearance.

  • Must be a US citizen or Green Card holder.

Sr. Principal Automation Test Architect:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 9 years of relevant work experience; Masters and 7 years of relative experience or 13 years of relevant work experience in lieu of a degree

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with Core Java principles, and automated testing tools/frameworks such as but not limited to; Selenium WebDriver, Cucumber, JUnit, TestNG.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience developing, testing and/or integrating applications in a DevOps/Continuous Integration/Deployment environment using Jenkins including Cloud deployments

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience setting up the automation model at an enterprise level for web based applications, mainframe based applications and web services.

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in working with VBScript, C Languages, Groovy and PowerShell Scripting

  • Minimum of 6 months of experience in using Maven, Git, Bitbucket and Jenkins and advanced understanding of DB2, Oracle, Postgres, and SQL.

  • Must be able to obtain a public trust clearance.

  • Must be a US citizen or Green Card holder.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration.

  • Agile Scrum Master certification

  • Experience in leading, managing and/or coordinating major software development efforts

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience in coordinating multi-component projects

  • Experience in automating Desktop based application.

  • Experience working with AI test automation tools.

  • Knowledge of Cloud platforms and platform migration.

  • Knowledge on Security Testing

  • Knowledge on Performance Testing

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

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