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Mgr Test Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10017262

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, 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, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 5

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Systems Under Test, Manager of Test Engineering 2, to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA. Candidate must have a significant background in leading people and teams in high-paced demanding technical environment. Must be able to drive team to maintain schedule, cost

and program goals. Will manage a diverse team of technicians and engineers.

• The selected candidate will provide technical products and planning coordination for the Test IPT as the manager for the system under test.

• Will fill in as needed as the Cost Account Manager overseeing a substantial operating budget producing budget forecasting and analysis.

• Position will be the lead point of contact for the test team and will coordinate and oversee all maintenance and test activities for the system under test.

• Maintain and specify test article configurations and coordinate all test modifications.

• Ensures all test article activity has the required authorization, schedules activities, and assigns priorities.

• Coordinate with local and remote test facilities / ranges, other Special Projects IPTs, subcontractors, and government agencies.

• Reports on article status and provides detailed reports to Senior Management as required.

Position requires domestic travel to various location across the CONUS. Travel periods may be of significant duration. Candidate must be willing to work extended shifts, weekends and holidays as required to meet program schedule and objectives.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Science in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

• A minimum of 9 years of engineering experience

• Experience in Systems Test Environment

• Active In-Scope Secret Clearance (investigation within last 3 years) with ability to obtain special program access

Preferred Qualifications:

• Excellent communications skills to include ability to author technical reports and correspondence

• Significant experience in the developmental/operational test maintenance environment

• Experience briefing managers, senior program leadership and customers.

• Previous experience with team engagement and minimum of 7 years experience in a leadership/management position


Salary Range: $127,800 USD - $191,600 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.