Cyber Test Engineer / Technical Writer

Requisition ID: R10004941

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Cincinnati - OH, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (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.

Join Northrop Grumman – Xetron, part of Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. Remember when you were eager about getting to work because of the excitement of the challenge, the importance of the solution, and the fun you had with your team?  Xetron is that kind of place! 

As a small Operating Unit of the larger Northrop Grumman Corporation located in Cincinnati Ohio, Xetron is a rare example of a company with a small business culture operating collaboratively with its larger business parent. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to literally know everyone at the site at a personal level while still working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art. You’ll get the opportunity to wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise with team members at all levels. If you’re the type of person that likes to see a product through the full development lifecycle from concept to deployment, this is the place for you.

We are seeking cleared or clearable Cyber Test Engineer / Tech Writer who are self-motivated, energetic individuals with a background in Information Technology/Computer Science, or a related technical discipline who are interested in joining our highly skilled Cyber Development teams to develop unique solutions critical to global security.

Successful candidates will participate in a broad range of applications with exposure to a variety of programs that provide critical solutions to U.S. government agencies and the Department of Defense.  Consequently, we are seeking Cyber professionals who already have security clearance, or those who are readily clearable. Our Cyber Test Engineer / Technical Writers will lead the test of cyber operations products to ensure verification of requirements and validation that the system meets the Concept of Operations.  They also write highly technical information on proposals and documentation delivered to our customers.

Essential Functions:

  • Interface with the customer regarding test and verification activities of cyber operations products.
  • Work with multiple teams to develop stress, functional, acceptance, and ad-hoc tests based on the requirements and operational scenarios.
  • Automate the testing and characterization of cyber products to the extent possible given budgets, project time frame, and long term benefit of the product.
  • Design, develop and configure system test components necessary to perform end-to-end testing of cyber products.
  • Develop scripts as necessary to integrate components, perform new capabilities, facilitate testing, etc.
  • Characterize cyber operations products under a multitude of configurations.
  • Monitor daily automated test executions and work with teams to analyze the cause and apply fixes for failures.
  • Generate and present to the end customer various milestone packages including Software Requirement Review, Test Readiness Review, and Acceptance Review.
  • Specify improvements to test and development network infrastructures.
  • Write technical documentation and prepare technical documentation on proposals.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Computer/IT or STEM related BS degree and 2 years engineering experience OR Computer/IT or STEM related  MS Degree with 0 years engineering experience
  • Exposure to developing test plans, procedures, and requirements documentation
  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Author technical documentation from source material gathered from engineering resources and/or develops operator and maintenance manuals
  • Create documentation that follows standard industry formats
  • Design and establish style guidelines and standards for texts and graphics that meet the need of the program and company
  • Analyze documents to maintain continuity of content style and ensure applicable standards are met
  • Review, revise, and modify documents prepared by others
  • Experience planning and performing ad-hoc test to uncover esoteric software errors by performing non-standard sequences
  • General understanding of databases
  • Experience with MySQL or other databases
  • Programing skills in a scripting language such as Python, Bash, Expect, PowerShell
  • Active Top Secret security clearance

This position offers the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work nine-hour days Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Salary Range: 67500 - 101300

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.