Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Test Engineering Manager 2, Linthicum, MD +3 More

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Linthicum, MD +3 more

Requisition ID: R10086753
Category: Engineering
Location: Linthicum, MD, USA +3 more
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: Days (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

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 Mission Systems (NGMS), a leader in software defined, hardware enabled systems for national defense applications, is developing a next-generation Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system for Engineering and Manufacturing product and process data.  This system will be the foundation of our digital transformation and the future of advanced Engineering and Manufacturing capabilities and automation within the company, including Model-Based Engineering and Additive Manufacturing. 

As a member of the PLM Process and Architecture Team you will be participating in the development effort for the PLM system architecture in close collaboration with Enterprise Services/IT, Engineering, Manufacturing, and senior business leadership to deliver an integrated PLM system that meets cost, schedule, and quality requirements.

We are seeking a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Test Engineering Manager 2 to support the deployment of Teamcenter throughout Northrop Grumman Missions Systems as the PLM Solution.  As a technical lead, the selected candidate will work collaboratively with development teams and key business representatives to enable the vision of the Northrop Grumman digital transformation and drive change implementation.  The Test Engineering Manager will evaluate test automation suites, develop and maintain unit, system integration, regression, and user acceptance test methodologies, and facilitate testing with development teams and test engineers.  

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the overall test team, including functional management responsibilities for 10 to 12 employees, providing support to automated test developers, and reporting test results to senior level management prior to solution deployment.

This position could be located at any of our NGMS locations such as Baltimore, MD, San Diego, CA, Rolling Meadows, IL, or Woodland Hills, CA based on successful candidate’s ability and qualifications.

Responsibilities Include:

Evaluate, define, configure, and institute automated test tools, processes, and infrastructure to support Mission PLM development work.
Oversee contractors assigned to stand up the test infrastructure.
Execute testing across the entire PLM environment, including COTS software, configured COTS software, and full custom software including multiple integrations and middleware.
Coordinate testing efforts, define time estimates for each test phase, and create test schedules.
Advocate for Test-driven development.
Manage automated tests and test applications.
Provide work direction to test engineers participating in all test levels.
Train test engineers and test participants on testing fundamentals based on ISTQB standards.
Work with business partners to solicit internal users as testing resources when required.
Create and maintain the Mission PLM test strategy and master test plan.
Represent the testing group with senior level management.
Provide testing status, generate reports, track metrics, and create test closure reports.
Implement appropriate test techniques for test design and implementation.
Manage and ensure adherence to the defect management process.
Provide requirements for the testing environment, including guidelines to keep the virtual lab updated with test machines and hardware needed to support the testing effort.
Evaluate the cost of quality for Mission PLM.
Archive and organize test results and artifacts using configuration management tools.
Keep current with advances in test practices and methodologies.
Functional management responsibilities for approximately 10 to 12 team members.

Basic Qualifications:

Demonstrated knowledge of test automation techniques and best practices.
Experience leading technical teams with diverse backgrounds.
Minimum of 5 years of functional people management experience.
Ability to support testing needs of teams developing complex solutions in the Teamcenter environment.
A background as a test automation engineer with experience writing automated scripts, documenting test cases, and implementing test driven design.
Past involvement establishing greenfield test environments utilizing automation tools for unit, SIT, and regression testing.
Experience with automated testing for GUI based, web, API, and script-based testing.
Proven ability to manage complex test suites in a software configuration management system.

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with Azure Dev Ops and Git or similar tools.
Experience with complex Product Lifecycle Management Systems, especially Teamcenter applications related to Engineering and Manufacturing.
Proficiency developing and deploying automated test suites.

This position reports to Linthicum, MD, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 3 locations listed above.

Salary Range: $128,400 USD – $192,600 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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