Search All Jobs

Principal Cyber Software Test Engineer or Senior Principal Cyber Software Test Engineer

Requisition ID: R10074780

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions 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 seeks a Principal Cyber Software Test Engineer or Senior Principal Cyber Software Test Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in San Antonio, TX. The candidate filling this role requires a broad array of knowledge and skills heavily focused on system test and evaluation, compliance to specification, and system troubleshooting working with a team that provides direct support at a customer site.

Responsibilities include:

Provide operations and sustainment for current and future platform baselines and associated continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline activities. Provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 mission support to operational cyber systems. Tier 2: solve basic technical problems, investigate elevated issues, seek solutions related to the problem. Prioritize the support/troubleshooting processes and effectively manage system sustainment. Tier 3: expert level troubleshooting and in-depth analysis. Provide subject matter expertise in their fields and implement limited research and development of solutions to new, unknown or unforeseen issues. Design and develop courses of action, evaluating each COA in a test case environment, and implement the best solutions.

Design, develop, and implement testing methods and equipment required for testing and evaluating in a cyber environment. Cyber Test analyses is performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance, and disposal. Provides test area with parameters for sample testing and specifies other Cyber tests to be performed. Responsible for Cyber testing all customer samples and special tests. Maintain the continued operations of all production systems and support infrastructure. Perform technical tasks as prioritized by the customer and scheduled by the contractor technical leads. Work is performed following an agile process for planning and execution.

This position may be filled at either the Principal or Senior Principal level based on the requirements below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Level: Bachelor’s degree in related field with 5 years of experience. Or, 3 years with a Master’s degree. An additional 4 years of experience is required in lieu of a degree.
  • Senior Principal Level: Bachelor’s degree in related field with 9 years of experience. Or, 7 years with a Master’s degree. An additional 4 years of experience is required in lieu of a degree.
  • DoD Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility
  • DOD 8570 certification at or exceeding IASAE level 2 (CASP, CISSP, or CSSLP)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of software development
  • 4+ years of software test planning and execution
  • Advanced degree in a technical field
  • Active DoD TS/SCI clearance
  • Experience operating, maintaining, or designing cyber weapons systems
  • Systems administration or system configuration experience



Salary Range: $86,300 USD - $129,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $107,000 USD - $160,400 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.

Apply Now

Search All Jobs

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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.