Engineer Software Quality-19019498

Location: Plymouth
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: No
Clearance Type: None
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

The Software Engineer is an integral part of each product development team. Involvement begins at system requirement definition and continues through system verification and test. The Software Test Engineer will ensure that, through comprehensive testing, high quality software is developed and delivered.


Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

  • Analyze and understand software requirements to generate a clear test plan and detailed test procedures
  • Develop automated test using LabVIEW & various lab equipment

  • Hold test readiness review and perform Formal Qualification Test (FQT) of real-time embedded software

  • Concisely and accurately report technical details & status and document each phase of software test

  • Generate clear and professional documentation; test plans, test descriptions and test reports

  • Assume responsibility for the automated FQT test station; provide innovative recommendations for improvement; ensure that it meets technical needs for testing

  • Follow and promote CMMI compliant software processes









Please note: Applicants with more or less experience than the amount specified above (within reason) are encouraged to apply. The job level is somewhat adaptable.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with BS or an MS degree (no additional years of experience required)

  • Familiarity with software Formal Qualification Test process and documentation

  • Experience creating automated tests for embedded software using LabVIEW

  • Comfortable in a lab environment working with tools such as function generators and oscilloscopes

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently and organize/prioritize job assignments and tasks

  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

  • Proficient use of personal computers using the Microsoft Office suite of products

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, rapidly changing, short turn-around environment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and qualify for a U.S. Government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 or more years of experience with National Instruments LabVIEW, LabVIEW Real-Time and TestStand

  • 2 or more years of experience performing requirement testing of embedded software

  • Familiarity with AS9100 and CMMI Level 3 standard practices and lifecycle processes

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.







Job ID: 19019498

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
None Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position