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System Test Lead

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

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.

The Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications program (C2BMC) is looking for a System Test Lead to support our System Test organization and continue optimizing it in the overall integration and test umbrella.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Support transitioning the System Test product team into a new organizational structure to optimize integration and test focus and prepare for future C2BMC contract award.
  • Responsible for product and functional ownership for the System Test product team.
  • Develop and maintain the System Test product backlog in coordination with the customer, other program Product Owners and Engineering Support Agile Release Train Leadership.
  • Coordinate System Test activities from within C2BMC teams and external organizations including lab resource allocation and participating in system test planning meetings with external system test organizations.
  • Develop feature level acceptance criteria and ensure that work products meet those criteria.
  • Completing agile planning of iterations and sprints as well as maintaining the product vision and roadmap for future capabilities.
  • Deliver customer and program briefs on Integration and Test products status and vision.
  • Work with the cost account manager to ensure the team is performing within budget and schedule.
  • Own and maintain test processes with a goal of implementing a full DevSecOps approach aligned with the program.
  • Sustain customer relationships through daily standups and weekly reporting.
  • Be involved in associated capture and proposal activities
  • A Northrop team of individual contributor direct reports.Basic Qualifications:
    • An active Secret clearance is required.
    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering or related field from an accredited college, with 15 years of professional experience; or 12 years of professional experience with a related Master's degree.
    • Proven integration and test experience on large scale DoD or Missile Defense Agency systems.
    • Understand Scaled Agile Framework and DevSecOps product development processes.
    • Have experience working proposal responses, developing basis of estimates, and developing and preparing proposal artifacts for delivery.
    • Ability to build and maintain strong customer relationship management.
    • Ability to lead technical teams and mentoring/guiding the work of more junior engineers.
    • Experience with proposal preparation as a response to customer RFPs, Engineering Changes and Task Instructions to include generating BOE and then negations to the content which result in the program baselinePreferred Qualifications:
      • An understanding of Command and Control concepts and experience integrating and testing with other external systems.
      • Have experience developing, maintaining, and grooming a backlog epics, features, and stories and setting team priorities in line with C2BMC program needs and requirements.
      • Working or theoretical knowledge of Ballistic Missile Defense concepts, Battle Management and Command and Control (BM/C2) systems, defense communications systems, and the BMDS in general.
      • Ability to manage a portfolio of products. Experience with Earned Value Management Salary Range: $130,500 USD - $195,700 USD

        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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

        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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Colorado Springs , System Test Lead, Other , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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