Principal Test Engineer – ST CFPT (21-052)

Requisition ID: 21004912

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.  At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history. The Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission! Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Test Engineer based out of Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO. What You’ll get to Do:
  • The candidate's primary responsibility is to work as a member of the Integration & Test Functional Area to plan, execute, and report on various missile defense system ground tests, flight tests, and exercises.
  • The candidate must also be able to act as a technical interface to MDA working level counterparts on an as-required basis.
  • Ability to work with the customer to understand the needs of the project and find ways to satisfy those needs within the resource constraints.
  • Travel requirements are minimal, but may average 1-2 trips per year. Non-standard work hours are likely during event execution.

Basic Qualifications: If applicable, please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume.
  • An active Secret clearance is required.
  • 5 Years with Bachelor’s degree in a related field; 9 years’ experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Must possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA) within 60 days of hire date.
  • The candidate must understand systems engineering, systems design and development.
  • Ability to analyze high-level needs and through a structured and logical approach refine the need into an integrated set of requirements that leads to a fielded product.
  • Ability to lead portions of the activity and direct the activities of fellow engineers.
  • Excellent communications skills desired (written and oral). Able to write and implement engineering plans within a project.
  • Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings.
  • The Engineering personnel must possess an understanding of systems engineering processes and logistics principles, including artifact generation (e.g. specifications, Interface Control Documents, System Architecture Descriptions, Use Cases, Trade Studies, etc).
  • Proficiency in Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems is required, along with experience with military systems used in missile defense such as AN/TPY-2, SBIRS/BOA, Aegis, THAAD, Patriot, and GMD, including their operational characteristics.
  • Candidates must have experience working in an integrated team environment with other systems, software, and specialty engineers to develop solutions using NT or similar processes and methods.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with network applications and networking concepts is desired.
  • Experience in Missile Defense Systems is highly desired.
What We Can Offer You: Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:
  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Assistance
  • Training and Development
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
https://benefits.northropgrumman.com/us/en2/BenefitsOverview/Pages/default.aspx NGSpace COSpace NGFeaturedJobs Salary Min: $83,600 Salary Max: $125,400 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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits. Additional Northrop Grumman Information: 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 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.


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