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Software Test Engineer (SECRET or TS/SCI Clearance)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: YesRELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be availableCLEARANCE TYPE: SecretTRAVEL: No**Description**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.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 will 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 will have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented **Software Test Engineer** to join an exciting, complex, mission-focused software development team working with a team of to join an exciting, complex, mission-focused software development team working with a team of qualified diverse individuals in Chantilly, VA.Do you enjoy learning about new technologies and how they can be used to provide cutting edge services to our customers? Are you a test engineer who focuses on quality, takes pride in finding defects, and understands the importance of delivering defect-free 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? If so, then join Northrop Grumman to become a member of a team engaged in testing mission-critical software for the Intelligence Community. This is a challenging hands-on technical opportunity for a Test Engineer to join a high performing team of professionals developing and testing leading-edge software systems including mobile applications and wireless technologies. We are looking for a Test Engineer who has a background of working closely with other members of a technical development team. The Test Engineer should be familiar with software development life cycle processes and with various software testing methods.Roles and Responsibilities:+ Work as a member of an agile software development test team in a dynamic, fast-paced environment learning new tools and processes+ Test new software applications in various environments (e.g., Windows, Linux, Android) and verify software integration with wireless services and custom hardware technologies+ Validate software requirements through functional, usability, performance, security, compatibility, ad-hoc, internationalization and regression tests+ Develop, maintain and execute test plans and procedures for software systems+ Participate in cross-functional team meetings, decision-making and technical discussion+ Review user stories, backlog items, analyze testability of requirements and provide feedback+ Apply analytical and problem solving skills to clarify user stories and determine appropriate testing scenarios to validate the iterative development of products against functional and technical specifications+ Identify and track software defects during sprint cycles+ Timely identification of issues and effectively communicate impact to software developers, project managers, and appropriate parties to facilitate issue resolutions+ Demonstrate software capabilities at the completion of sprints to key stakeholders to ensure solutions meet customer requirements+ Work closely with development teams to define new product functionality+ Conduct test case reviews and ensure all test activities are properly executed and documented according to our client's standards+ Configure hardware and software test equipmentThis position may be filled at a Level 3 or Level 4.Basic Qualifications:+ Must have an active Secret clearance and the ability to obtain a TS/SCI and Polygraph clearance+ Level 4: Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 9 years' related experience; 7 years with a Masters Degree; or 4 years with a PhD. An additional 4 years required in lieu of a degree.+ Level 3: Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 5 years' related experience; 3 Years with Masters; or 0 Years with PhD. An additional 4 years required in lieu of a degree.+ Experience with various aspects of software and/or hardware testing+ Proficiency with computer hardware and software systems+ Experience translating requirements and user stories into functional test plans+ Ability to troubleshoot and isolate system failures+ Ability to clearly identify and document defects and collaborate with the development team to prioritize bugs until resolution+ Ability to articulate open issues and risks in a timely manner to management and make recommendationsPreferred Qualifications:+ Active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph Clearance+ Development Test experience working with integrated product teams+ Experience with testing mobile applications on Android devices+ Experience with test automation to include design, development and debugging of tests+ Experience with agile management software, such as Azure DevOps or Team Foundation Server (TFS)+ Additional experience with hardware and integration testing.+ Experience with installing virtual machines+ Familiarity with Agile Scrum methodologies+ Familiarity with computer security measures+ Self-starter with the ability to pick up and learn new products with little supervision, as well as provide leadership on assigned projects+ Ability to provide testing best practices to other team members+ Experience with providing test estimation to management and project teams+ Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and self-manage multiple project tasks+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to write well-articulated test plans and facilitate product demonstrationsSalary Range: $117,700.00 - $176,500.00Employees 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 .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.We are a pioneering company.With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space - our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.

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