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Specialty Test Engineering Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10076255

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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 Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for a Specialty Test Engineering Manager 2.

This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.

This position will be responsible for developing test strategy and architecture as it relates to Specialty Testing on a Priority Win Capture program.

This Specialty Test Engineering Manager will report to the Flight Test Manager. The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels of the program. 

This position oversees and manages Specialty Test operations to include developing and executing comprehensive test plans, developing procedures, managing schedules for completion of test systems, coordinating integrated testing activities, review and evaluation of test requirements, performance of technical analysis of complete systems, and preparing comprehensive system level evaluations. This role will coordinate identification of test tools and facilities, as well as work closely with subcontracts to design and execute tests.  This role establishes top-level risks, issues and critical actions being addressed down into the organization.  This role will also support the top-level development of strategies in alignment with the program to create IPT level Long Range Strategic Plan (LRSP), Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and the corresponding investment requirements needed, e.g. Capital, Indirect and Non-Contractual Technical Activity (NCTA).  This role is responsible for implementing Agile practices in the specialty test environment, as well as developing Model Based Test and Evaluation (MBT&E) strategies.


Some travel may be required.

Key Responsibilities:
•    Developing specialty test schedules
•    Identifying test tools
•    Supporting Supplier coordination 
•    Developing Model Based Test and Evaluation (MBT&E) strategies
•    Identifying test facilities and test ranges
•    Implementing Agile practices in a specialty test environment
•    Specifying test article configurations
•    Defining Acceptance Test Procedures

Desired Skills:
• Effective communicator with experience briefing leadership
• Very strong organization, coordination, planning and teaming skills
• Experience interfacing with all levels of employees and Leadership
•Experience facilitating and coordinating meetings
•Experience in agile processes
•Experience working with subcontractors and customers at all levels
• Experience leading small teams in a dynamic work environment

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math and 9 years of related experience or Master's degree and 7 years of related experience

  • US Citizenship with an active DoD Secret clearance or higher (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

  • Demonstrated experience with CAMEO

  • Demonstrated experience with specialty testing of flight test aircraft such as full scale static and fatigue structural testing, climatic testing, barricade testing, and drop testing

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance (in-scope)

  • Previous or current Special Program Access


Salary Range: $112,700 USD - $169,100 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.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.