Associate Engineer Software – Integration & Test

Requisition ID: R10017681

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego - CA, 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.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for an Associate Engineer Software – Integration & Test engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA; Palmdale, CA; or Oklahoma City, OK. Candidates will work on software supporting various space, aircraft, and ground systems in all phases of the software development lifecycle including design, development and test. 

Essential Functions:

  • Knowledge of, and experience working in, all phases for the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Analyze requirements allocated to computer software configuration items (CSCI)
  • Design, development, maintenance and execution of automated software tests for qualification of embedded software products  
  • Experienced in working in a lab environment on an Agile project
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels and adapt to change.  
  • Full development life-cycle processes that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Coordinating with multiple teams and managing tasks.
  • The role will be a hybrid of significantly diverse assignments in a collaborative/team setting across all levels.
  • Develop and execute software installation, integration, and acceptance test procedures in an automated test environment.
  • Develop detailed, clear, and concise quality technical documentation.
  • Perform software integration planning and execution of separate software components into a single system.
  • Work with software developers and other engineers, as needed, to help diagnose and identify the root cause of problems found during software installation, integration, acceptance test, and operational events.
  • Submit detailed problem reports for errors found. Candidate must be comfortable in both development, lab, and operational environments, as well as be able to collaborate closely with system engineers, hardware designers, integration/test engineers, and program leadership. 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university
  • An active in-scope DoD Top Secret clearance, and the ability to obtain and maintain program access
  • Must have software test and debugging experience
  • Experience in software integration, software testing, and test automation
  • Must have experience with formal software life cycle development methodologies, requirements through test
  • Must be able to independently determine and develop approach to solutions.
  • Must have experience in Agile methodologies

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering
  • Excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward)
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management.
  • Ability to brief technical presentations to stakeholders
  • Agile Systems Engineering Experience
  • Demonstrated communication and technical writing skills.
  • Experience with Confluence and JIRA
  • Python / Java / JavaScript / C / C++ programing experience and familiarity
  • Experience with scripting languages (developing, debugging and maintaining);
  • Availability to support occasional travel

Salary Range: 66900 - 100300

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.