Fairfax, Virginia

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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.Are you a test engineer that focuses on quality and understands the importance of delivering defect-free web applications? Are you someone that takes pride in finding defects in applications? Do you have a knack for building automation into your testing process to streamline the test cycle? Are you someone who embraces and encourages agile software development?  Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an experienced Sr. Principal Automated Test Engineer to become a contributing scrum team member for a web application software development program. The test engineer will be part of a critical software development program that supports full lifecycle software development.  This position will be based in Dulles, VA.

 What you’ll be doing:Utilizing the agile software development methodology, the tester will be responsible for testing in all phases of the agile lifecycle. Specifically, the tester will be responsible for all quality and testing activities on the team to include writing test plans, creating test cases as necessary, demonstrating release capabilities to stakeholders and providing level of efforts to management.

Responsible for reporting and tracking defects found during testing cycles and communicating test progress. 

Responsible for understanding and analyzing user stories, testing to acceptance criteria and ensuring the software implements functionality as specified by the stories.

What basic qualifications you’ll need to have to be considered:An active TS/SCI with Polygraph

Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or related discipline and 9 years of relevant experience. Or, 7 years and a Master’s degree. An additional 4 years in lieu of a degree.

Understand various test methodologies

Experience in automated testing to include the design, development and debugging of the test

Have good verbal and written communication skills

Ability to formulate and articulate an approach to solve problems

Ability to work independently; is a self-starter

Preferred qualifications:Experience working in an agile environment

Understanding of the software development lifecycle

Experience testing interfaces with other systems

Some software development experience - e.g., scripting, coding

Experience with Katalon or Selenium

Demonstrated ability handling multiple tasks and responsibilities at the same time

Ability to provide leadership on assigned projects, Self-motivated

Demonstrate ownership and accountability

Ability to provide testing best practices to other team members

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.

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.

Fairfax, Virginia

Become part of a team at the forefront of technology and the frontline of defense when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. We currently have opportunities across the world for those ready to solve our toughest challenges on land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

With Northrop Grumman, you’ll be joining a culture where your voice is heard and contributions are valued. Launch your career and join the over 17,000 veterans pushing past possible every day to create and deliver the most advanced systems that connect and protect our world.  Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will allow you to work together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines.

© 2020 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO.