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Principal Systems Test Engineer

Northrop Grumman | Huntsville AL 35801 USA | Full Time | Posted: 10/11/2019

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Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company whose work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. It's not the systems that drive us: it's the soldier our systems bring home. It's not just the equipment that motivates us: it's the people our equipment protects. It's not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it's whom those innovations serve. We're united by our work to help people and protect the world. And that mission makes our team even stronger.

When you join Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that's uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits. We're committed to our employees' professional and personal development and success.

Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better.



Northrop Grumman Technology Services in Huntsville, AL is seeking a PrincipalSystemsTest Engineer to join our team.

This exciting position:

  • Plans, implements, tests, documents, and maintains solutions for the integration and testing of in-house developed and COTS/GOTS components, elements, subsystems and/or systems. Synthesizes customer contractual needs and requirements into system test solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule and cost constraints.
  • Establishes functional and technical specifications and standards, solves hardware/software interface problems, defines input/output parameters, and ensures integration of the entire system or subsystem.
  • Reviews, evaluates and derives requirements for testability, develops and directs preparation and execution of comprehensive test plans, procedures and schedules for complete systems and/or subsystems.
  • Coordinates subsystem and/or system testing activities with programs and other organizations. Performs analysis of test results and prepares comprehensive subsystem and/or system level evaluation reports which verify and validate system performance.
  • Writes discrepancy reports and performs integration regression testing to verify/validate incorporated fixes to software, components, subsystems and systems.

You will be working in an agile development environment and will be responsible for supporting elements of testing software design/sustainment/development efforts.You should be a well-rounded test engineer with broad experiences but with a focused interest and demonstrable skills software test, test automation, and analysis.

In this role,expect to work closely in agile teams. To succeed, you should be a self-starter that is attentive to details and works well in a multi-disciplined teaming environment.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline with a minimum5 years of professional experience -OR- a minimum 3 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree -OR- no experience required with a related PhD or JD. May consider an additional 4 years of related work experience in lieu of degree.
  • A strong analysis background in Physics or Computer Science
  • Ability to read and debug code (Java/C++)
  • Candidates should have a solid understanding of Modeling and Simulation (M&S)
  • Strong System Integration skills; including HWIL, OS and SW troubleshooting, and problem resolution.
  • SW development experience including requirements analysis, design, and development, unit testing, verification, integration, revision control, and problem analysis & error correction with issue tracking and reporting.
  • Experience developing and testing software in an Agile environment.
  • Experience with Linux/Unix commands and environment including Redhat 6.x, 7.x experience.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced collaborative team environment.
  • Active Interim Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Scaled Agile Framework experience; working as a part of a SCRUM Team.
  • Experience with Agile Process Tools (VersionOne, JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket).
  • Certification: Network+, Security+
  • Experience with test automation and requirements verification.
  • Ability to effectively manage change.


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.

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Location Huntsville, AL, 35801, United States
Categories Engineering

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