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Principal Engineer Systems Test

Requisition ID: R10053737

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, 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: 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.

The Japan Global Hawk System Test & Integration team is looking for an experienced System Test Engineer. Qualifying candidates are expected to have a broad technical background and a proven track record to lead both small and large teams in a multidisciplinary team environment. The candidate must be able to work complex technical problems, provide meaningful solutions, and act as a consultant to management in terms of direction to be taken and in the pursuing of courses of action.

Candidate will be expected to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail, ability to learn new systems quickly and collaborate across multiple disciplines.  

Candidate must be able to work closely with the customer and other business partners, representing Northrop Grumman in a highly professional manner.

As a System Test Engineer, the candidate will: perform requirements reviews; perform integrated test planning; test procedure development; generate test scripts; operate test sets/equipment; support software integration testing; perform preliminary system test execution; perform formal system test execution; collect and analyze test data; write system test reports to support airworthiness assessments.

Basic Qualifications:
· 5 Years' experience with a Bachelor of Science in STEM; 3 Years' experience with a Master of Science in STEM; 0 Years with a PhD in STEM.
· Active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance, or higher

Preferred Qualifications:
· Candidate must have good written and verbal communication skills. Candidate must be able to work in a diverse and dynamic team environment.
· Has knowledge of general electronic test equipment such as oscilloscopes, frequency synthesizers and function generators, digital multi-meter required.
· Familiarity with other electronic test equipment such as Spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer vector signal analyzer a plus. Should be able to work independently under general supervision. Should be able to support troubleshooting and anomaly resolution of test set and deliverable hardware.
· Should be able to generate and support disposition of discrepancy documentation. Should be able to support shift work including extended shifts, shift rotation, weekends and occasionally holidays.
· Should be able to perform manual labor including but not limited to lifting.
· Experience with IBM Rational tool suite (DOORS)
· Experience with Atlassian tool suite (JIRA, Confluence)


Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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.