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Manager Test Pilot Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10078724

  • Category IconCategory: Flight Operations
  • 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 has an opening for a E-2D Flight Test Section Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation (T&E) Organization.

This leadership role is located in Melbourne, Florida.

The Section Manager will be working closely with the Department Manager and fellow Section Managers to implement department initiatives, ensuring successful planning and execution of program test engineering activities and collaborating with programs to satisfy staffing needs and providing operations support.

  • Northrop Grumman is looking for a Test & Evaluation (SIT&E) Flight Test Engineering Manager for the E-2 IPT in our Aerospace Sector, who will report to the Flight Test Department Manager and is assigned to T&E IPT Lead.  This position is responsible for planning, conducting and reporting Test & Evaluation of the E-2 weapon system. This includes air vehicle and complex AEW&BMC2 mission system suite testing consisting of passive and active sensors, communication, navigation/control, onboard networks and mission management software developed by subcontractors and other organizations within Northrop Grumman.
  • The position will provide leadership and management of a team of aircrew, instrumentation, and flight test engineers (FTE) from the T&E Directorate to ensure horizontal technical integration across the IPTs within the E-2 Enterprise.  The T&E Manager is responsible for test conduct in accordance with Sector Engineering procedures, plans staffing requirements to support execution of critical testing related materials such as ground test plans, flight test plans and test reports.  The successful candidate will develop and execute a set of integrated test plans and technical artifacts that will enable the E-2 Enterprise to meet the testing of technical performance parameters and achieve mission success.
  • The T&E Flight Test Manager will assist T&E IPT Manager with program planning and execution from proposal through execution phase.  They will help coordinate daily test activities for international flight programs (predominately out of Melbourne).  They will aid in development of flight test plans, scheduling, and execution of program priorities. They will lead teams to execute to common goals and understand / remove roadblocks while assisting with planning multiple programs across IPTs including domestic, international and fleet sustainment initiatives.
  • Contacts are frequent with individuals representing other departments, and/or representing outside organizations.  Candidate will be responsible for planning, executing and statusing programs to include technical and financial performance.  Candidate will work with leads across multiple sites and roles to ensure programmatic execution.  Responsible for looking across the organization for efficiencies including reduction of current plans while still meeting program needs. Candidate will be responsible for earned value management.
  • Candidates should also have strong verbal and written communication skills, strong team building skills, and be comfortable working on large, multi-functional teams. Coordination with design teams via planning, organizing, controlling, and approval of actions designated to accomplish overall SIT&E integration.

Basic Qualifications:   

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of related professional/military experience, OR a Master’s degree AND 7 years of related professional/military experience.
  • A current DoD Secret level security clearance (or higher) and ability to maintain the DoD Top Secret level security clearance.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Special Access Programs (SAP) clearance
  • Flight Test Execution experience or an air vehicle or mission system program

Preferred Qualifications:   

  • Experience in several of the following areas: Systems development experience; Communications, Data links, Computer networks, Sensors, Avionics, COTS hardware, experience with instrumentation systems, Vehicle testing, control room experience, CRM/ORM
  • Masters Degree in Engineering, Engineering Management or MBA
  • Extensive knowledge of T&E processes, procedures and work instructions required to support both management and engineering tasks at the Melbourne site
  • Current DoD Top Secret/SCI level security clearance
  • Current Program Access
  • Cost Account Management experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

Salary Range: $123,900 USD - $185,900 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

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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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.