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Sr Prin / Principal Engineer Test (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10037473

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, 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: No
  • 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.

Position Description

  • A successful candidate will have experience and ability in performing software integration testing and writing/executing formal qualification test procedures. Candidates must be able to complete tasking with minimal supervision and be an independent self-starter. This position requires the ability to work well in a team environment, have strong communication and organizational skills with the ability to understand technical conversations with respect to software requirements, verification, and qualification.   The ideal candidate will have experience with the development of test scripts used in an automated testing environment. 

Other roles, responsibilities, and abilities:

  • Develop software test products such Verification Cross Reference Matrix to tie software requirements to software test, Software Test Plan, Software Test Procedures, and Software Test Reports.
  • Develop test approaches for new software capabilities
  • Compile data and define changes required in testing procedures or new testing requirements
  • Experience in resolving technical issues
  • Interface on a technical level with the customer
  • Be pro-active and self-motivated

This requisition may be filled at either a Sr Prin or Prin level.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Test Engineer:

  • 5 Years’ experience in SW development lifecycle with Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline, 3 years of System Engineering experience with Masters; 0 Years with a PhD.  Additional years of experience and a High School diploma or GED may be accepted in lieu of a degree.

Sr Principal Test Engineer:

9 Years’ experience in SW development lifecycle with Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline, 3 years of System Engineering experience with Masters; 0 Years with a PhD.  Additional years of experience and a High School diploma or GED may be accepted in lieu of a degree.

  • US Citizenship
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Hands-on system troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows technologies

Preferred (Nice to Have) Qualifications:

  • Experience with automated testing and test software such as TestComplete 4.
  • Automated test script or test procedure development and maintenance
  • Experience working with requirements in DOORS.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement process improvements, streamline activities, and develop efficiencies.
  • Strong interpersonal and analytic skills
  • Previous in-depth domain knowledge of program software engineering and test automation
  • Experience with Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) Framework (FW)
  • Experience with Air Force mission planning
  • CompTIA Security+ Certification
  • Experience with current military Mission Planning Systems such as JMPS, AFMSS and/or PFPS


Salary Range: $75,400 USD - $113,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $93,500 USD - $140,300 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.