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Staff System Test Engineer

Requisition ID: R10050231

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Mojave, California, 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, 25% 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Staff System Test Engineer (Level 5) This position will be located in Mojave, CA but will relocate to Melbourne, FL post contract award.
Essential Functions:  
System Test Engineer with Flight Test Bed (FTB) experience to lead the development and execution of multiple Test and Evaluation efforts on a Priority Win Capture Program that maximizes the use of surrogate FTB aircraft to align with The Programs acquisition strategy.

This Systems Test Engineering role will report to the Flight Test Manager for The Program. The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels of The Program.  

The candidate must be able to collaborate closely with System Engineers, hardware and software engineers, and integration/test engineers to provide leadership and guidance within Northrop Grumman, our suppliers and customer. The candidate will lead test working group meetings, develop aircraft modification and test schedules, develop presentations to status task progress and cost/schedule performance for the various FTB projects.

Duties include:

  • Provide technical leadership for the Systems Test IPT, responsible for developmental test, integration, and execution of multiple surrogate FTB efforts supporting the Program

  • Work closely with the Program technical management to ensure on-time development and execution of the Programs FTB activities

  • Work with Mission Systems IPT to define the requirements for the systems under test

  • Knowledge of requirements development to include Systems Test Procedures for lab integration, test and Special Test Equipment

  • Knowledge of lab processes, hardware testing, integration and System Qualification Testing

  • Main technical point of contact for engineering issues related to Cost & Schedule performance and Risk management for development efforts

  • Ensuring technical issues are understood, addressed immediately, and expeditiously develop & implement technical solutions and corrective actions

  • Lead system testing, reporting, development of test procedures and data acquisition 

  • Knowledgeable in systems engineering, systems architecture, and IV&V engineering principles

Desired Skills:

  • Execute Integration and Test procedures; troubleshoot lab and system/software/hardware stability issues; assist with development of solutions to the technical problems.

  • Proven technical competence in a complex system development environment.

  • Systems design, integration, test, verification, and validation.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • 14 Years in Engineering with a Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM), OR 12 years with Masters in STEM, OR 9 Years with a PH.D in STEM

  • 10 years experience in Flight Test

  • Solid understanding of test methodologies, system architectures, and system troubleshooting required

  • Must have very strong organization, coordination, planning and teaming skills

  • Ability to simplify specifications to system performance, interface, test and verification requirements

  • US Citizenship required

  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain access to a Special Access Program

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Systems Test and or Flight Test certification

  • Current Program Access

  • Current Top Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $141,800 USD - $212,800 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.