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    Principal/Senior Principal Software Quality Engineer

    Northrop Grumman
    Dulles, VA
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    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 designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

    This position may be filled at the Principal or Senior Principal level, depending on the years of experience you bring. (See basic qualifications below for details.)

    We are seeking Software Quality Engineers in our Dulles, VA area for the following responsibilities:

    • Participate in development of test plans for complex systems in accordance with overall testing strategy

    • Participate in the full life cycle of an agile project and design and execute manual and automated test scripts

    • Develop and execute maintainable automation tests in Cucumber for functional, system, and regression test cases

    • Investigate and debug test failures, updating tests or reporting bugs as necessary and provide test coverage analysis based on automation results

    • Participation in sprint planning and backlog refinement: estimation sessions to define acceptance criteria, ensures that the team's acceptance criteria for stories and tasks is appropriate and being met universally

    • Quality Assurance to ensure full functional testing of new features being added every sprint, as well as full regression testing for all previously implemented functionality in every sprint

    • Collaborate with development organization to understand how development changes affect ongoing Automation efforts

    • Ensure proper version control and configuration management of all test object developed and test environments used

    • Assist in the creation of test project status reports and metrics and provide weekly and monthly status to the management

    • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences

    https://www2.northropgrumman.com/Jobs/NGIS-SSEngineering/default.aspx






    Qualifications :

    Basic Qualifications for the Principal Software Quality Engineer candidate:
    • 5 Years with Bachelors in Software Engineering or closely related discipline (or 2 Years with Masters in Engineering or closely related discipline and 1 Years with PhD in Software Engineering or close related discipline.)
    • Experience supporting Agile programs including Agile DevOps
    • Demonstrated experience in technical problem solving, to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and monitoring.
    • Active TS SCI Clearance is required




    Basic Qualifications for the Senior Principal Software Quality Engineer candidate:
    • 9 Years with Bachelors in Software Engineering or closely related discipline (or 5 Years with Masters in Engineering or closely related discipline and 3 Years with PhD in Software Engineering or close related discipline.)
    • Experience supporting Agile programs including Agile DevOps
    • Demonstrated experience in technical problem solving, to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and monitoring.
    • Active TS Clearance is required




    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Certifications such as PSM, CSM or PMI-ACP
    • Experience in integrating project testing with continuous-integration process
    • Experience in capturing and reusing automated Unit Test cases, Test Stubs and Drivers and other development test objects
    • Experience in using risk-driven techniques to develop, maintain and execute automated test suites to perform automated dynamic testing
    • Experience in using Jira, Confluence, and Bitbucket
    • Proficient in Extensible Markup Language (XML)




    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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
    Posting ID: 555793404Posted: 2020-05-28