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Principal Test Engineer (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10063667

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, 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, 25% 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 on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Our mission is to be at the forefront of technology and innovation, delivering superior capability in tandem with maximized cost efficiencies. We operate in all 50 states and 25 countries with 90,000 employees who are committed to innovation, development, and discovery.

When you join Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that’s uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training, mentors, and extensive benefits.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a Principal / Test Engineer to join an agile development team designing and building advanced, state-of-the-art, mission planning software for the Mission Planning and Decision Support (MPDS) Operating Unit within the Mission Applications department. This position is in Melbourne, FL with work performed on-site (no remote work).

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Test Engineer will have the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Perform smoke testing, integration testing, regression testing, and formal qualification testing in an agile systems development environment.
  • Document system problems and verify fixes.
  • Design, develop, and maintain system test plans, test cases, test procedures, and automated tests in compliance with program functional, technical, and performance requirements.
  • Work with the lead test engineer and a team of systems engineers and software developers to establish and develop test methods and techniques.
  • Troubleshoot and modify test tools and test scripts.
  • Generate test data, perform test data analysis, and develop test documentation.
  • Perform system integration of COTS, GOTS, and organic hardware and software.
  • Participate in formal inspection process, customer meetings, and user events.
  • Provide support to customer testers during acceptance testing, including test procedure walkthroughs, documentation of testing issues and test results, and answering questions on system functionality.

Basic Qualifications Level 3:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent and 9 years of applicable experience. Will also consider BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field with 5 years of experience or a relevant Master’s Degree with 3 years of experience
  • Experience with generating test plans, test cases, and test procedures
  • Experience with test execution, test analysis, and troubleshooting
  • Familiarity with agile software development
  • Experience with one or more scripting languages to facilitate automation and tool development
  • Experience with one or more automated test tools, such as TestComplete, Robot Framework, or Squish
  • Active In-Scope DoD Secret Security Clearance that has been granted / renewed within the past 5 years
  • Ability to obtain and maintain access to special programs
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience with US DoD mission planning
  • Experience with Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) Framework (FW)
  • Experience working with agile software development teams
  • Experience developing software
  • Experience with collaboration and development tools, such as Microsoft Visio, TeamForge, JIRA, and Confluence
  • Experience with cloud computing environments
  • Experience with security architectures, firewalls and network security controls.
  • Current DoD 8570 IAT II Certification (Security+, CEH, CISSP, etc.)
  • Active Top-Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $79,700 USD - $119,500 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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.


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.