Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Software Engineer

Dulles, VA
Information Technology


Job Description

Job ID: SJS20182108-47145

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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 only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Job Summary

Seeking a creative and energetic Engineer to design, develop, and execute test procedures and automated test scripts. The ideal candidate has good software skills and system level test experience working with a complex computer system. Daily responsibilities will require test preparation leading to direct contact with the system to be delivered. Candidate must be able to tackle issues utilizing skills obtained in the field of Computer Engineering, or a related discipline, preferably as it relates to system level integration and test.  Required skills include the ability to communicate clearly, and to use critical thinking in troubleshoot of problems. The ability to use a scripting language and formulate automated test scripts is highly desirable.

Works under general supervision to contribute to the success of detailed technical tasks pertaining to the integration and test of new ground system features and functions in a Linux environment. Work with the development team to create and execute test plans and procedures.  Put new functionality into the field.  Works as a member of the project team, but may have some task lead responsibilities.

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Software Engineering or related discipline with 2 or more years of related experience.

**Must possess a Top Secret level clearance with a valid background investigation**

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency using Linux desired, Integration & Test experience desired, & RF experience desired

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.


Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Information Technology
Group: Space