Test Automation Engineer

Requisition ID: R10008932

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Annapolis Junction - MD, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Polygraph
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions 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.

Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software. Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Ensures software standards are met.

Job Description

•    Work in a team environment utilizing Agile process to automate test procedures
•    Develop/Create automated test scripts utilizing GUI based test automation
•    Develop and execute test procedures to ensure all acceptance criteria are met and the software quality conforms to established policy and standards.
•    Perform regression testing as required.
•    Develop and implement test plans and procedures using the testing tools.
•    Document test results and issues.
•    Provides support to Independent, Validation, & Verification (IV & V) test team during acceptance testing, including test procedure walkthroughs, and answering questions on software functionality.
•    Participates in the agile ceremonies and interface with the agile team(s) and other program staff as required.
•    Develop automated tests for our product and services using frameworks like Mocha, Selenium, Jest
•    Work with our development team to test new features, converting initial manual efforts into new automated tests
•    Identify new automation best practices for our growing engineering team
•    Improve our continuous delivery pipeline, ensuring that we can roll out frequent, robust releases
•    Responsible for the design, development, and support of test cases for functional and non-functional domains, solving the most complex escalated issues
•    Supports the execution of test reports and reviews and acts on recommendations for product or design changes
•    Manages the evaluation, recommendation, and implementation of testing procedures and strategies for products, systems, components or modifications, ensuring alignment to functional / non-functional requirements

Basic Qualifications

•    An active TS/SCI Full-scope Clearance
•    Bachelor's Degree in a STEM Discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) from an accredited University/College and 5 years of engineering related experience, or a Master's in STEM and 3 years of related experience, or a PhD in STEM and 0 years of related experience
•    Experience writing Python scripts
•    Experience working System Test, SW Development and/or Systems Engineering
•    Familiarity with CI/CD principles
•    Experience with Windows/Linux operating systems & Virtual Machines (VMs)
•    Expert level understanding of the software development lifecycle and agile development methodology

Preferred Qualifications

•    Experience with Atlassian tool suite (JIRA, Git, Confluence)
•    Experience using software test automation tools/frameworks (Selenium)
•    Experience with Java, C++, or Python
•    Experience using UI automation software (Selenium)

Salary Range: 81700 - 132730

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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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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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.