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Principal and Sr. Principal Cyber Test Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Job Description:

Principal and Sr. Principal Cyber Test Engineers

Join Northrop Grumman Xetron, part of Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. At Xetron we are designing systems that science fiction writers describe they are just that cool!

Remember when you were eager about getting to work because of the excitement of the challenge, the importance of the solution, and the fun you had with your team? Xetron is that kind of place! As a small Operating Unit of the larger Northrop Grumman Corporation located in Cincinnati Ohio, Xetron is a rare example of a company with a small business culture operating collaboratively with its larger business parent. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to literally know everyone at the site at a personal level while still working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art. You'll get the opportunity to wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise with team members at all levels. If you're the type of person that likes to see a product through the full development lifecycle from concept to deployment, this is the place for you.

We are seeking cleared or clearable Cyber Test Engineers (Principal and Sr. Principal) who are self-motivated, energetic individuals with a background in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical discipline who are interested in joining our highly skilled Cyber Development teams to develop unique solutions critical to global security.

Successful candidates will participate in a broad range of applications with exposure to a variety of programs that provide critical solutions to U.S. government agencies and the Department of Defense. Consequently, we are seeking engineers who already have security clearance, or those who are readily clearable. Cyber Test Engineers lead the test of cyber operations products to ensure verification of requirements and validation that the system meets the Concept of Operations.

The selected engineer will:


  • Act as the primary interface with the customer regarding test and verification activities of cyber operations products.
  • Work with multiple teams to develop stress, functional, acceptance, and ad-hoc tests based on the requirements and operational scenarios

  • Automate the testing and characterization of cyber products to the extent possible given budgets, project time frame, and long term benefit of the product
  • Design, develop and configure system test components necessary to perform end-to-end testing of cyber products.
  • Develop scripts as necessary to integrate components, perform new capabilities, facilitate testing, etc.

  • Characterize cyber operations products under a multitude of configurations
  • Monitor daily automated test executions and work with teams to analyze the cause and apply fixes for failures
  • Generate and present to the end customer various milestone packages including: Software Requirement Review, Test Readiness Review, and Acceptance Review
  • Specify improvements to test and development network infrastructures


    MSRADThese positions can be filled at a Principal or Sr. Principal Level

    Principal Basic Qualifications:





    • BS degree in an engineering discipline (Computer Science, Computer Engineering) and 5 years engineering experience OR MS Degree in an engineering discipline with 3 years engineering experience OR Ph.D. Degree in an engineering discipline with 0 years engineering experience

    • Experience developing test plans, procedures, and requirements documentation
    • Programing skills in scripting languages such as Python, Bash, Expect, PowerShell
    • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance




      Sr. Principal Basic Qualifications:





      • BS degree in an engineering discipline (Computer Science, Computer Engineering) and 9 years engineering experience or MS Degree in an engineering discipline with 7 years engineering experience OR Ph.D. Degree in an engineering discipline with 4 years engineering experience

      • Experience developing test plans, procedures, and requirements documentation
      • Programing skills in scripting languages such as Python, Bash, Expect, PowerShell
      • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance


        Preferred Qualifications:





        • General understanding of networking protocols
        • Experience planning and performing ad-hoc test to uncover esoteric software errors by performing non-standard sequences
        • General understanding of databases
        • Experienced in the administration and setup of various windows and Linux operating systems on both physical and virtual platforms
        • Experience testing cyber operations products
        • Setup and configuration of networks using VLANS, Switches and Windows and Linux networking.
        • Experience with protocol analysis using Wireshark or other packet analysis tools
        • Experience with test automation frameworks, scripting of automated test and capturing and analyzing results

        • Experience with MySQL or other databases
        • C/C++/C# development experience
        • Active Top Secret security clearance


          This position offers the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work nine-hour days Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

          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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