Senior Principal Software Quality Engineer, TS SCI Clearance, Space Satellite Systems | Northrop Grumman | Dulles, VA

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  • United States, Dulles, VA View on Map
  • Post Date : November 19, 2020
  • Apply Before : December 19, 2020
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Job Description

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

We are seeking a Senior Principal Software Quality Engineer software candidate for our Tactical Space Systems division supporting mission critical customers and spacecraft missions. The location for this role is in Dulles, VA. There is no option to telecommute for this position.

Candidates will be responsible for:

Participating in development of test plans for complex systems in accordance with overall testing strategy

Participating in the full life cycle of an agile project and design and execute manual and automated test scripts

Developing and executing maintainable automation tests in Cucumber for functional, system, and regression test cases

Investigating and debugging test failures, updating tests or reporting bugs as necessary and provide test coverage analysis based on automation results

Participation in sprint planning and backlog refinement: estimation sessions to define acceptance criteria, ensures that the team’s acceptance criteria for stories and tasks is appropriate and being met universally

Quality Assurance to ensure full functional testing of new features being added every sprint, as well as full regression testing for all previously implemented functionality in every sprint

Collaboration with development organization to understand how development changes affect ongoing Automation efforts

Ensuring proper version control and configuration management of all test object developed and test environments used

Assisting in the creation of test project status reports and metrics and provide weekly and monthly status to the management

Demonstrating strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audience



Basic Qualifications:

  • 9+ Years with Bachelors in Software Engineering or closely related discipline (or 5 Years with Masters in Software Engineering or closely related discipline and 3 Years with PhD in Software Engineering or closely related discipline)
  • Experience supporting Agile programs including Agile DevOps
  • Demonstrated experience in technical problem solving, to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and monitoring
  • US Citizenship is required
  • An active Top Secret Clearance with SCI is required to start

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certifications such as PSM, CSM or PMI-ACP
  • Experience in integrating project testing with continuous-integration process
  • Experience in capturing and reusing automated Unit Test cases, Test Stubs and Drivers and other development test objects
  • Experience in using risk-driven techniques to develop, maintain and execute automated test suites to perform automated dynamic testing
  • Experience in using Jira, Confluence, and Bitbucket
  • Proficient in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

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.

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