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Requisition ID: R10067447
Category: Engineering
Location: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 2

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Do you want to work at an international company with endless opportunities for growth and advancement? Are you eager to join a trust-based, globally connected team, where your contributions will define what’s possible? We are looking for team members who want to solve interesting, complex problems, which protect our nation. Your talents and passion are most important to us. If you don’t know a language, program, or platform, we will teach you! Become a part of our enthusiastic teams where we have fun working together and take pride in our contributions to the nation’s safety.

As a Test Engineer/Principal Test Engineer, you will be developing and sustaining systems using current technologies and others yet to come. We are seeking team members who have a thirst for knowledge, approach each day with optimism, and have a relentless drive to solve complex problems. Creativity and innovation are imperative for this role, because at Northrop Grumman, many of the problems we work on are impossible… until they’re not.

The Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission! This position will be based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

What You’ll Get to Do:

Support the software development team focused on DEVSECOPS solutions

Support the development of system test solutions in accordance with project technical, schedule and cost constraints

Assist team in development of innovative Test Automation solutions

Participate in, prepare and execute comprehensive system/element level test plans and procedures

Support system/element level test planning and test readiness reviews

Document test requirements and methodologies in the requirements management system.

Review system engineering documentation to ensure test plans and methodologies meet system needs and are accurate, comprehensive, consistent and complete

Support the development of system integration plans, procedures and scenarios used in the conduct of software/hardware system integration testing

Participate in engineering peer reviews as a document originator or reviewer to ensure technical quality and engineering rigor is appropriate

Participate in project technical risk analysis and mitigation

This position can be staffed at the a level 2 or 3 based on the basic qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:

Level 2: 2 years of systems and/or test engineering experience with Bachelors in Science (STEM) in a relevant discipline from an accredited college; 0 Years with Masters.

Level 3: 5 years of systems and/or test engineering experience with Bachelors in Science (STEM) in a relevant discipline from an accredited college; or 3 years’ experience with a Master’s degree; or 0 years with PhD.  

Interim DoD Secret clearance

Familiarity or experience with Agile software development methodologies, i.e., Scrum, Kanban, SAFe

Familiarity or experience with test automation

Experience in using a requirements management tool, such as DOORS

Experience in using a discrepancy management tool, such as Jira

Familiarity or experience with continuous integration and deployment environments and tools such as Bamboo

Familiarity or experience with version control tools such as Bitbucket

Familiarity or experience with Unix/Linux operating systems

Familiarity with MS Office suite of tools (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

Preferred Qualifications:

Active DoD Secret clearance

Security + Certification

Familiarity with the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) Precision Acquisition Vehicle Entry (PAVE) Phased Array Warning System (PAWS) (BPP) or other ground-based radars such as the Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS)

Experience in writing scripts using scripting languages such as Korn Shell, Bourne Shell, Python, Perl, bash, tcl, etc.

Salary Range: $77,200 USD – $115,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $95,100 USD – $142,700 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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