Senior Principal Software Quality Engineer

Information technology, telecommunications
Not specified
Contract type:
Full time
Salary description:
Specialist areas:
Quality assurance (main), Audit/assessment, Consultancy, Health and safety, Operational improvement, Project management, Risk management
Start Date:
Northrop Grumman
Job Ref:

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

We are seeking Senior Principal Engineer software candidates for our Space Division. The location for this role is in Dulles, VA but we may have the ability to offer telecommuting with some stipulations.

Candidates will be responsible for:

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


Basic Qualifications:
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 testing software supporting satellite Mission Planning, Tasking/Workflow, Flight Dynamics, Simulation, Mission Monitoring, Command & Control, or other Space Segment related functionality
Demonstrated experience in technical problem solving, to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and monitoring.
US Citizenship is required for this position as well as the ability to obtain a
Top Secret clearance following hire.
Preferred Qualifications:
an Active Top Secret clearance is preferred.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
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