Principal/Senior Principal Test Engineer (TS/SCI/Poly)-20005762

Location: Dulles
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Polygraph
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

Are you a test engineer that focuses on quality and understands the importance of delivering defect-free web applications  Are you someone that takes pride in finding defects in 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


Northrop Grumman is seeking an experienced test engineer to become a contributing scrum team member for a web application software development program. The test engineer will be part of a critical software development program that supports full lifecycle software development. Utilizing the agile software development methodology, the tester will be responsible for testing in all phases of the agile lifecycle. Specifically, the tester will be responsible for all quality and testing activities on the team to include writing test plans, creating test cases as necessary, demonstrating release capabilities to stakeholders and providing level of efforts to management. The tester will be responsible for reporting and tracking defects found during testing cycles and communicating test progress.  The tester will be responsible for understanding and analyzing user stories, testing to acceptance criteria and ensuring the software implements functionality as specified by the stories.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.





Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

5 Years with Bachelors degree; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.


Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:

9 Years with Bachelors degree; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.

Four (4) years of additional software engineering experience on projects with similar software processes may be considered in lieu of degree.

Understand various test methodologies

Experience in automated testing to include the design, development and debugging of the test

Have good verbal and written communication skills

Ability to formulate and articulate an approach to solve problems

Ability to work independently; is a self-starter

TS/SCI/Poly clearance required

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in an agile environment

Understanding of the software development lifecycle

Experience testing interfaces with other systems

Some software development experience - e.g., scripting, coding

Experience with Katalon or Selenium

Demonstrated ability handling multiple tasks and responsibilities at the same time

Ability to provide leadership on assigned projects, Self-motivated

Demonstrate ownership and accountability

Ability to provide testing best practices to other team members

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.

Job ID: 20005762

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work..
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Polygraph Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position