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Staff System Test Engineer (Melbourne, FL)

Requisition ID: R10031704

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring a Staff System Test Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Melbourne, FL.

In this role, you will be part of a team that is architecting the entire test program encompassing lab, ground, flight, specialty test, and test Instrumentation. This is an exciting opportunity to get in on the ground floor of something new and to apply all your past experiences and lessons learned to help define how we want to do Test.

With that, this is a new program, you must be comfortable working in an environment where things are not fully defined.  You will often need to make/document assumptions and develop approaches based on those assumptions.

The tasks that you will be performing include, but are not limited to:

  • Decomposition of program and system requirements into test requirements
  • Definition and planning for pre-EMD risk reduction test activities. 
  • Development of Specialty, Lab, Ground, and Flight Test Programs
  • Definition of test facility requirements.  Perform trade studies to determine optimal facilities.  Development of plans to bring facilities online.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree AND 14 years of related professional/military Engineering experience that includes a background in Aerospace Test, OR a Master’s degree AND 12 years of related professional/military Engineering experience that includes a background in Aerospace Test, OR a Ph.D. AND 9 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in Aerospace Test.
  • Must have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of Test and Evaluation, with the ability to decompose system requirements into test requirements.
  • Must have extremely strong communications skills, both written and verbal (you will be spending a lot of time asking questions, formulating ideas, and documenting them in test plans).
  • Must have managed at least 1 project full cycle.
  • Must have an Interim DoD Secret clearance (or higher) that has been granted/renewed within the last 6 years or is under continuous evaluation.
  • Must be able to attain and maintain Special Access Programs (SAP).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in a STEM discipline
  • Experience working in multiple test disciplines (specialty, ground, lab, flight, and/or Instrumentation).
  • Subject matter expertise in at least one of the test disciplines
  • Experience preparing Integrated Master Test plans
  • Experience developing proposals and writing content for proposal technical volumes.
  • Current/Active Special Access Programs (SAP)

Salary Range: $122,500 USD - $183,700 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.