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Staff Verification Test Lead (21-500)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition ID: RCategory: EngineeringLocation: Colorado Springs - CO, United States of AmericaCitizenship Required: United States CitizenshipClearance Type: SecretTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this positionShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the TimePositions Available: 1At 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.The Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Staff Verification Test Lead based out of Colorado Springs, CO.What You'll get to Do:In this role, you will be involved in the process as the project starts with the development and matures through testing to deploying to operations.The Verification Test Lead will execute test tasks in accordance with program processes, supporting resource planning, aiding the Engineering Review Boards as appropriate, as well as supporting Task Order and customer reviews, metrics collection and analysis.The role is responsible for creating a cohesive test strategy across the C2BMC Task Orders and Capabilities. This includes monitoring a delivery from the release creation, through testing in the TIL, developing the C2BMC Test Plan for the capability, and elevating challenges or finding through the proper channels.You will also be responsible for coordinating with key partners in milestone design meetings, reviewing and assisting in the resolution of test technical issues, managing the Verification and Test Risks, Reporting Program Metrics and Verification Status, and coordinating with technical leads and product owners to ensure successful completion of the necessary test and verification.Engaging the C2BMC (Command & Control, Battle Management, and Communications) system for the purpose of technical support to Agile Product Teams and I&T functional area to conduct hardware, software, and system level verification and validation testing.Defining the Overarching Test Strategy for Capabilities across the Program.Defining Risk Mitigation and providing Status of Risks.Presenting Verification Plan at Program Milestone Reviews.Presenting the Verification Status and Metrics to C2BMC and BC Leadership.Representing C2BMC NT in Test Working Groups to help define testing of capabilities across the C2BMC Program.Presenting C2BMC Program with Verification requirements for Iteration Planning.Responsible for verification inputs into proposal and Engineering Estimate activities.Scheduling lab test and installation activities, coordinating with BMDSS (Ballistic Missile Defense Support Systems), Test Bed Contractor, and MDA BCX and the C2BMC NT Integration Team on spiral release installation and integration schedules in the test labs.Reviewing and providing technical feedback to Detailed Test and Analysis Procedures.Candidate is expected to travel as needed but the majority of work will be conducted at the Colorado Springs facility with frequent travel to Schriever AFB.Basic Qualifications:If applicable, please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume.An active Secret clearance is required.14 Years with Bachelor's degree in a related field; 19 years' experience in lieu of a degree.Ability to possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA) within 60 days of employment.Knowledge of the integration and testing of Command & Control systems with applied relevance to basic architectures utilized in the BMDS environment and focused for C2BMC to include external C2BMC element interfaces.Technical understanding of computer network systems, servers, VM, Multicast techniques, including hardware such as firewalls, routers, switches, Blade servers,etc.Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with hardware and software verification and validation processes and techniques, test reporting, regression testing, and test data analysis.Able to assist test engineers with technical troubleshooting and analysis of test-bed configurations for hardware, software, and Information Assurance issues or functionality.Experience in the technical aspects of complex and highly integrated networked computer systems is paramount.Must be familiar with testbed/lab baseline concepts for the testing of hardware, software, and Cyber IA applications.Preferred Qualifications:Prior C2BMC experience is highly desirableExperience in Agile Test-Driven DevelopmentKnowledge of the integration and testing of Command & Control systems with applied relevance to basic architectures utilized in the BMDS environment and focused for C2BMC to include external C2BMC element interfacesExperience with DOORS, JIRA, Confluence, experience with test automation tools such as Gherkin and CucumberKnowledge of basic message formats such as TADIL-J, HTML, ATOMS Daily use of computers with Windows, MSOffice, or Linux products a must.What We Can Offer You:Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:Health PlanSavings PlanPaid Time OffEducation AssistanceTraining and DevelopmentFlexible Work Arrangements

NGSpaceCOSpaceNGFeaturedJobsC2BMCAdditional Northrop Grumman Information:"Salary Range: 141440 - 212160Employees 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.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.

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