Sr. Principal Flight Test Engineer

Requisition ID: 21003574

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Mojave, California
  • 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, 25 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career. Develops and directs preparation and execution of comprehensive test plans, procedures and schedules for completing systems. Coordinates integrated testing activities. Reviews and evaluates test requirements to insure completeness of test program. Performs technical analysis of complete systems and prepares comprehensive system level evaluations.  Serve as lead flight test engineer on our Gulfstream II and Gulfstream IV flying testbed aircraft in Lancaster and Mojave, CA.  Provide test planning for envelope expansion followed by mission system payload testing.  Coordinate with engineering disciplines to initiate a new payload installation on our aircraft and lead Safety reviews and Flight Readiness Reviews.  Serve as an onboard crewmember and serve as a Test Conductor during flights.  Interface with instrumentation and payload engineers to collect the desired data.  Provide post-flight reports and work within a prescribed budget. Must attend altitude training and be able to support evacuation procedures in an emergency. 

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of relevant engineering experience (electrical, aerospace, mechanical, etc); Master’s Degree and 7 years
  • Must be able to obtain a third class medical
  • Ability to obtain DoD Secret Clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Pilot’s license, A&P mechanic, and/or experience as an airborne crewmember
  • Experienced with airframe modifications and envelope expansion
  • Strong leadership, management, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward)

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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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.