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Principal Test Conductor

Requisition ID: R10068436

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Gilbert, Arizona, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on groundbreaking systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, advances human discovery and improves our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join efforts to invent the future while having fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable commitment to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems is looking for a Level 3 Principal Electrical Test Conductor for our Gilbert, AZ facility.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible to ensure engineering tests serve mission objectives and mechanisms are in place to execute the tests.
  • Oversees the operational aspects of engineering tests and serves as liaison to program, engineering and line management.
  • Reviews status of test requirements, manages schedules and prepares reports.
  • Selects and supervises technicians during test.
  • Assesses anomalies and develops resolutions to documented procedures in conjunction with Test and Quality Engineering.

 Job Knowledge/Technical Skills –

  • Broad understanding and application of electrical engineering technical standards.
  • Broad technical expertise and working knowledge of other related disciplines. Prepares and presents electrical engineering materials for Requirements and Design Reviews.
  • Problem Solving/Innovation - With minimal guidance, studies basic design concepts and criteria for more complex problems. Applies electrical engineering principles to adapt or improve upon heritage features from previous successful designs of a similar nature.
  • Requirements Derivation/ Test Development - Develop and oversee test programs as needed to evaluate components and systems.
  • Supports and leads the testing and/or evaluation/validation of an electrical component, subsystem, or system analytical model or actual system implementation.
  • Peer Review/Oversight - Provides formal peer review of simple engineering designs or analyses for less experienced engineers.
  • Software development skills, including analysis, design, implementation, and debugging.
  • Test procedure and script development and support for satellite level systems

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree and 5 years of Engineering experience OR a Master’s Degree and 3 years of Engineering experience; 0 years with a PhD. 4 additional years of experience will considered in lieu of the BS degree.
  • Must be able to support multiple shifts when needed
  • U.S Citizenship required and must have an active DoD Top Secret Clearance.
  • Excellent writing skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance.
  • Experience working in a Test Engineering environment
  • Experience with Python, Perl, Bash and Labview.
  • Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems.
  • Aerospace industry experience

Salary Range: $91,000 USD - $109,560 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.