Avionics Flight Test Engineer

Requisition ID: R10004480

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Edwards AFB - CA, United States of America
  • 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.

The NASA Range Hawk Program Flight Test Program is looking for an Avionics Flight Test Engineer in the Flight Test IPT.  The position would require the candidate to get familiar with the aircraft avionics suite and assist in maintaining and troubleshooting avionics systems.  This role will qualify as a Test Conductor/Mission director and should have general electrical and aircraft wiring familiarity, avionics testing and troubleshooting, and support lab testing of equipment and LRUs.  The position will be based at Edwards AFB, CA. at NASA AFRC.

Assist in the development and maintenance of test plans, test schedules/procedures for development, pre-production, and flight testing.  Interface with internal and external organizations to develop test and test data requirements.  Specify air vehicle system configurations and coordinate test planning activity with flight test operations, instrumentation, and responsible engineers.  Identify and coordinate the availability of test resources and with senior Flight Test Engineers.  Participate in test planning working groups; assist with the planning and conducting of flight test readiness reviews, and flight testing including pre and post-test briefings.  Schedule and assist with conducting ground and flight tests. Participate in post-test data evaluation and discrepancy resolution.  Prepare and publish test summaries, test cards and test reports.  Compile flight/ground test data and define changes required in testing equipment, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements. 

This position requires excellent communication skills, must work well in a team environment, and must work independently to solve a variety of complex problems.  Limited travel may be required.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS STEM Degree with 2 years of aerospace experience, or 1 years experience with a MS STEM Degree.
  • This position requires an Active in scope DoD Secret security clearance
  • Must have general electrical and aircraft wiring knowledge, avionics testing and troubleshooting, and support lab testing of equipment and LRUs
  • Occasional short term travel to off-site locations required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the Global Hawk platform
  • Experience with control room equipment and set up is a plus

Salary Range: 74200 - 111400

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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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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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