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Sr. Principal System Test Engineer – Flight Test

Requisition ID: R10059328

  • 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: Yes, 10% 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 Aeronautics has an opening within the NATO Test Integrated Product Team (IPT). We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join as a Lead System Test Engineer. The ideal candidate should be detail oriented, and have the ability to focus on the first time quality, engineering rigor, and Test Like You Fly methodology. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

Responsibilities include working with STE Teammates, Test IPT Leadership, Lab Operations Leadership, and Test Planning and Execution (TP&E) teams to successfully plan, and execution dry run and formal test activities to evaluated, and certify hardware and software for ground and flight release.  Must have the ability to communicate up to leadership, and across to teammates and team members.  Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Essential Functions:
-    Development and execution of System Level 3 Test Procedures to verify system requirements, and validate overall system under test
-    Interface and present test integration and execution results to program and test leadership at Pre- and Post-Test Reviews
-    Work independently on assigned tasks to meet deadlines on one or more test programs
-    Flexibility to support weekends, multiple shifts, and off hours.
 
Basic Qualifications:
-    Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 9 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in STEM with 7 years of related engineering experience; OR a PhD in STEM with 4 years of related engineering experience.
-    Active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance, or higher

Preferred Qualifications:
-    Extensive experience developing and executing System level test procedures
-    Understanding of Agile Test methodology
-    Prior experience with System Level Lab Test Execution
-    Prior experience with hot bench and overall lab operations support
-    Prior experience with flight test planning, coordination of events, and execution
-    Willingness to travel up to 10% in support of ground and flight test events
-    Understanding of verification program and metrics maintenance
-    DoD Top Secret Clearance
-    Experience with Python and/or Java
-    Experience using UI automation software (TestComplete)


Salary Range: $114,500 USD - $171,500 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.