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Mgr Test Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10025645

  • 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: No
  • 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.

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) Systems Test Organization team requires a Level 2 Test Engineering Manager responsible for all facets of ATDC Systems Test Engineering & ground operations, including staffing, planning, execution, and reporting in multiple technology areas. This position requires a highly motivated and self-starting individual with relevant ground test operations experience, who will be willing to work additional assignments beyond the defined requirements of this position, if required.

Typical duties include:

  • Provide technical products and planning coordination for the Special Projects IPT as the manager for the System Under Test (SUT)
  • Complete control and ownership of the specific SUT asset throughout the required test phases
  • Lead test planning efforts and support working groups with all IPTs associated with testing the SUT
  • Interface with system design and analysis functions to develop test and test data requirements
  • Specify test article configurations and coordinate all test modifications
  • Coordinate with local and remote test facilities or ranges, other Special Project IPTs, subcontractors, and US Government agencies
  • Verify all documentation for modifications, test activities, and test results performed on the SUT
  • Fill in for all control test engineer functions, as needed, to support the program schedule
  • Report article status and provide detailed reports as required to Senior Management
  • Manage the daily test activities and personnel support, prioritize tasks and oversee the strategic long-term planning of test engineering & ground operations
  • Manage the daily tasks of the assigned personnel, including Test Engineers, Systems Test Engineers, Flight Test Technicians, and other support personnel
  • Manage the Test Engineering & ground operations including budgets, personnel, and resource scheduling as well as program de-confliction
  • Liaise with the PAICoE Systems Integration Test & Evaluation (SIT&E) Functional Homeroom and the Government Ground Representative (GGR) as required for the statement of work
  • Identify all risks, issues, and pressures and develop mitigation and closure plans
  • Position may require Section Manager functional duties, responsible for up to 15 direct reports. Selected candidate will report functionally to the SIT&E Director and operationally to the Program Systems Test Ground Maintenance & Operations IPT Manager. Travel time is minimal, less than 5%.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)
  • Minimum of 9 years of relevant test experience with an emphasis on test engineering and/or ground operations
  • Active DoD Secret clearance, with an investigation date within the past 6 years
  • Ability to obtain a TS clearance and a PAR
  • Must be willing to work non-standard shifts and overtime, as required
  • Flexibility to work additional test assignments within the Program Test IPT beyond the defined requirements of this position.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master of Science Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance, with an investigation date within the past 6 years.

Salary Range: $130,500 USD - $195,700 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.