Principal/Senior Principal Software Quality Engineer

Sectors:
Information technology, telecommunications
Locations:
International
Qualifications:
Not specified
Contract type:
Permanent
Hours:
Full time
Salary description:
Competitive
Specialist areas:
Quality assurance (main), Audit/assessment, Consultancy, Health and safety, Operational improvement, Project management, Risk management
Sub-sectors:
All
Posted:
01/08/2020
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Northrop Grumman
Job Ref:
920710077

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 teams 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

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)

Closing Date:
29/08/2020
Contact Details:
Northrop Grumman
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