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Test Engineer/Principal Test Engineer

Requisition ID: R10005509

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville - AL, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: 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: 3

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 Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Test Engineer / Principal Test Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Huntsville, AL.

Position Overview:  

The selected Test Engineer / Principal Test Engineer responsibilities will include designing, developing, and implementing testing methods and equipment as required. Plans and arranges the labor, schedules, and equipment required for testing and evaluating standard and special devices. Provides test area with parameters for sample testing and specifies the tests to be performed. Compiles data and defines changes required in testing equipment, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements. Will also be responsible for testing all customer samples, and for special tests that cannot be performed in the test area.  You be responsible for scheduling the tests for execution and then will monitor, measure, control and report on the test progress, the product quality status and the test results, adapting the test plan and compensating as needed to adjust for evolving conditions.

Essential Functions:  

  • Perform test planning, monitoring and test execution activities for program software.
  • Devise the test objectives, organization test policies, test strategies, and test plans.
  • Work in a technical team environment characterized by frequently changing tasks, new priorities requiring quick responses.
  • Prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish test and project results with limited oversight and direction.
  • Estimate testing to be done, and acquire necessary resources to complete in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate and communicate openly and effectively with teammates and customer representatives.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a Test Engineer or a Principal Test Engineer level.

BQs for a Test Engineer are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 2 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree and 0 years of related experience.
  • Experience creating and documenting test plans/procedures, analyzing results and creating reports.
  • Experience testing software in object-oriented programming languages such as C, C++, or C# and Java.
  • Experience working with UNIX, Linux and Windows operating systems.
  • Experience working in an Agile work environment.
  • The ability and willingness to travel up to 10% as needed to support business needs.

  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance is required to start.

BQs for a Principal Test Engineer are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 5 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree and 3 years of related experience, or 0 years of experience with a PhD.
  • Experience creating and documenting test plans/procedures, analyzing results and creating reports.
  • Experience testing software in object-oriented programming languages such as C, C++, or C# and Java.
  • Experience working with UNIX, Linux and Windows operating systems.
  • Experience working in an Agile work environment.
  • The ability and willingness to travel up to 10% as needed to support business needs.
  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance is required to start.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering or related field.
  • Testing SW for performance and functionality based on requirement specification and ability to identify and document exact sequence of activities desired.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with technical teams and customer personnel.
  • Experience analyzing complex problems and developing solutions based on limited direction and definition.
  • Working knowledge of Agile Methodologies and Scrum.
  • CMMI Level 5 organization experience.
  • Experience in a Test Lead role.
  • Experience with Automated Testing
  • Experience with Missile Defense Systems.
  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Top Secret security clearance.

Salary Range: 67520 - 101280
Salary Range 2: 83600 - 125400

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 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) 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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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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