Principal Test Conductor-19016462

Location: Palmdale
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 2
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact peoples lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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, theyre making history.


Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector is seeking a Survivability Test Conductor who will perform the Low Observable (LO) testing and verification working for our Survivability IPT. You will be required to understand LO requirements, plans, and test requirements; coordinate and develop the required tools, materials, and tests. You will provide test development and execution for advanced design and special projects programs that are offering dramatic challenges to low observables / signature management for current and future platforms.


Essential Functions:

- You will coordinate LO requirements with RCS designers and supportability/maintainability engineers to ensure the system meets LO requirements.

- Performing RCS analysis using tools such as KNOWBELL or Pioneer.

- Testing and integrating antenna and radomes designs

- Integrating Low Observable technologies and design requirements into current and future designs

- Providing test requirement oversight to RCS model fabrication


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree with 5+ Years of experience; OR
  • 3+ Years experience with Masters; OR

  • 0+ Years experience with PhD; OR

  • HS Diploma/GED along with 9+ years of exempt experience: OR

  • HS Diploma/GED along with 13+ years of non-exempt experience 

  • Active, DoD Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain SAP/SAR access.

Preferred Qualification

  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics

  • Experience in developing, designing and implementing RCS tests

  • Experience with indoor and/or outdoor RCS testing

  • Experience using near field imaging systems

  • Experience using RCS data processing software

  • Familiarity with analytical EM theory

  • Experience in LO engineering, test conductor, LO maintenance / application, or RCS test range experience       

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.



Job ID: 19016462

  Reasons to apply:

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Secret Required