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Principal Test Conductor/Sr. Principal Test Conductor

Requisition ID: R10045850

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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.

Principal Test Conductor T3/Sr. Principal Test Conductor T4

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Test Conductor or Sr. Principal Test Conductor to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

The selected candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations and adapt to change.  The candidate must exhibit strong leadership characteristics in coordinating with multiple teams and managing tasks. The role will be a hybrid of significantly diverse assignments in a collaborative/team setting across all levels. The candidate must be able to develop and execute software installation, integration, and acceptance test procedures.  Candidate should be skilled in software integration planning and execution of separate software components into a single system. Candidate will work with software developers and other engineers, as needed, to help diagnose and identify the root cause of problems found during software installation, integration, acceptance test, and operational events. Candidate will submit detailed problem reports for errors found. Candidate must be able to collaborate closely with system engineers, hardware designers, integration/test engineers, and program leadership. Candidate should be able to review, update, or develop engineering design drawings specific for the test environment. Candidate must possess a Security+ certification.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below:

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Test Conductor:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university and a minimum of 5 years of related system integration and test experience; or a Master’s Degree in STEM with a minimum of 3 years of related experience; or 9 years of test experience in lieu of degree.
  • An active in-scope DoD Top Secret clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain special program access.
  • Security + Certification

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Test Conductor:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university and a minimum of 9 years of related system integration and test experience; or a Master’s Degree in STEM with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or 13 years of test experience in lieu of degree.
  • An active in-scope DoD Top Secret clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain special program access.
  • Security + Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience in software integration, software testing, and test automation
  • Familiar with Visio and basic harness design schematics
  • Familiar with interconnect design documentation
  • Excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward).
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management.
  • Proven ability to brief technical presentations to stakeholders.
  • Agile Systems Engineering Experience.
  • Demonstrated communication and technical writing skills.
  • Experience with Confluence and JIRA.
  • Networking experience
  • System Administrator experience
  • VMWare experience
  • Windows, Linux Solaris, and Linux Red Hat experience

Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $114,300 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.