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Sr Principal Engineer Software - Software Integration & Test Automation

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: San Diego
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available
TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time
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 Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future and have a lot of 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 Part Of History, They Are Making History.
Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Sr. Principal Software Integration & Test Automation (SI&TA) Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Software organization. This role can be located in San Diego, California or Emerado, North Dakota.
In this role you will support all aspects of the of the software engineering lifecycle, with particular focus on automated software testing, hardware/software integration, systems administration and lab management, and modeling and simulation software development. You will work with multi-disciplinary teams, such as with Systems Engineering, Real-time & Embedded Software, Test Automation, DevSecOps and Systems Test , in an Agile software development environment.
Key Responsibilities include:

  • Support program statement of work by applying fundamentals of software engineering to all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle

  • Collaborate directly with software development and other engineering discipline teams to develop, write, document, and execute software requirement verification and integration, tests, including identifying and tracking issues through resolution

  • Support software integration with hardware components in systems integration labs and other integrated test environments

  • Participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle activities and the Agile process for critical mission system software products

  • Work on an Agile scrum team to execute and automate infrastructure maintenance and user services

  • Utilize software development skills to design, code, and implement tests: unit, integration, regression

  • Perform detailed design, code, and testing of those requirements at the domain level as well as support of system and operational testing

  • Analyze software and system requirements allocated to computer software configuration items (CSCI)

  • Support tool development to support streamlining of current processes and development of continuous test integration environment

  • Ensure that thorough, clear, and complete documentation is created and maintained to support current and future integration activities

  • Submit detailed problem reports for any anomalies identified during testing

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 9 years of related engineering experience or a Master's degree in STEM with 7 years of related engineering experience, or a PhD in STEM with 4 years of related engineering experience

    • Demonstrated experience with at least one of the following automated test frameworks: Cucumber, Google Test, TestComplete, AQT, Atlas, EggPlant, Unit Test Factory, RTC, ATF, Python

    • Experience with at least one of the following programming languages: Python, C/C++, or C#

    • Experience with Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD) and Object-oriented Programming (OOP)

    • Experience in Agile Software methodologies - Scrum or Kanban

    • Experience with Atlassian tools such as Jira, Git, Subversion, Confluence, etc.

    • Experience with Microsoft Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems

    • Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

      • Proficient with at least one of the following languages C, C++, Python

      • Familiarity with communication protocols (MIL-STD-1553)

      • Experience in complete software development lifecycle

      • Experience with software development in real-time embedded systems for military applications

      • Experience in using integrated development environment tools (e.g., Rhapsody) and real-time operating systems (e.g., Integrity)

      • Demonstrated understanding of application and embedded software integration procedures

      • Demonstrated experience with software test automation at multiple requirement levels

      • Cloud and container experience (e.g., installing and troubleshooting Docker or Kubernetes deployed software)

      • Demonstrated advanced level understanding of application and embedded software integration procedures

      • Experience with VMWare infrastructure

      • Certification from VMWare, Windows (MCSE), and/or RedHat with Satellite Administration

      • Administration and troubleshooting of Linux (RHEL / CENTOS) 6/7/8 servers and workstations

      • Administration and troubleshooting of Windows Server 2008 / 2016, and Windows 7 / 10 systems

      • Administration and troubleshooting of VMWare vSphere systems (VCSA and ESXi) systems

      • Automate system maintenance tasks with scripting tools (PowerShell, Python, Ansible, etc.)

      • Experience with cybersecurity compliance through the use of security frameworks and remediation tools (SCC SCAP scanner, STIG Viewer, and Nessus)

      • Familiarity with software network interfaces

      • Experience in automation of installation, configuration, and test scripts

      • Active, current Security+ certification

      • Experience with writing and using scripting languages to support hardware/software integration, debugging, and maintenance

      • Active in scope DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance

      • Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

      • United States Passport, and ability and willingness to frequently travel overseas

        Salary Range: $129,700.00 - $194,500.00
        Employees 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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