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Senior Test Automation Engineer

Job Description

Are you looking to join a dynamic and innovative organisation at the forefront of Cyber engineering within the Defence sector?

Northrop Grumman are seeking a Senior Test Automation Engineer with experience in the automation of software and integration testing solutions.

Different thinking for a Different world

As a market leading defence and security provider, with international reach, Northrop Grumman have been at the leading edge of the defence, logistics, communications and information security sectors for over three decades.

Providing innovative solutions across a diverse product range, Northrop Grumman boasts over 2,500 employees across Europe and a rapidly expanding UK operation and is constantly seeking new and unparalleled solutions to demands across everything from autonomous systems to real time battle space communications and data analysis solutions.

As a part of Northrop Grumman you will be given the opportunity to use your skills to make a difference in our mission of enabling global security. Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving our mission.

With a belief in rewarding the dedication shown by our staff, Northrop Grumman gives employees access to a benefits package that provides you with health &well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development, but most importantly the flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life.

How you will make a difference

As a Senior Test Automation Engineer you will play a key role in configuring and building automated test solutions for technically challenging and complex business critical systems.  Own the creation of test documentation, scenarios and data.  Ensuring they are thoroughly tested and fit for purpose through the application of both traditional and cutting edge testing techniques under an Agile way of working which creates a dynamism not usually found outside of start-ups.

Within Northrop Grumman, the ability to innovate within test is key and we have immediate opportunities for Senior Test Automation Engineers who can take the lead role in the testing sphere especially in test automation, is for ward thinking and able to work with a multitude of technologies.

We would expect you to have the following (whilst we appreciate you may not have knowledge/experience of all the technologies listed below we would expect that you have relevant experience in technologies similar to the ones listed below,or expertise in one and knowledge of others and possess transferable skills to these technologies):

  • ISTQB Foundation/Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing

  • Solid experience of the SDLC, agile methodologies/principles and DevOps tools and techniques

  • You must have high level clearance.

  • Experience of automated integration, system and non-functional testing

  • Ability to translate both business and technical requirements into testable scenarios

  • Self-motivated and able to coach/mentor/inspire others in test best practice, focused on quality outcomes

  • Aptitude to learn new technologies quickly

  • Experience of test management tools such as Atlassian suite, Test Rail,

  • Experience of working with TDD, BDD or similar test frameworks

  • Experience of computer programming languages, particularly Java, JavaScript, Python, bash, Go and React 

  • Good knowledge of Continuous Integration Technologies such as Jenkins, Bamboo….

  • Experience of functional and non-functional testing

  • Experience in Linux and Windows operating systems

  • Experience in authoring and reviewing comprehensive test documentation

  • Experience of Government working practices

In addition the following skills are highly desirable:


  • ISTQB Automation Test Engineer

  • iSQI Certified Agile Tester (CAT)

  • Experience with Software Configuration Management tools such as Git, Bitbucket ….


You will enjoy a growing career as we work collaboratively to innovate the world of cyber security.

Looking for flexibility? Talk to us at the application stage about what may be possible.