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Staff Systems Engineer – Test Lead (22-280)

Requisition ID: R10051433

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Schriever AFB, Colorado, 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: Days (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 Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Staff Systems Engineer – Test Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located out of Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

Position Overview:

Supports transitioning the System Test product team into a new organizational structure to optimize integration and test focus and prepare for future C2BMC contract award. Responsible for product and functional ownership for the System Test product team.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and maintains the System Test product backlog in coordination with the customer, other program Product Owners and Engineering Support Agile Release Train Leadership.
  • Coordinates System Test activities from within C2BMC teams and external organizations including lab resource allocation and participating in system test planning meetings with external system test organizations.
  • Develops feature level acceptance criteria and ensure that work products meet those criteria.
  • Completes agile planning of iterations and sprints as well as maintaining the product vision and roadmap for future capabilities.
  • Delivers customer and program briefs on Integration and Test products status and vision.
  • Works with the cost account manager to ensure the team is performing within budget and schedule.
  • Owns and maintainer of test processes with a goal of implementing a full DevSecOps approach aligned with the program.
  • Sustains customer relationships through daily standups and weekly reporting.

Basic Qualifications:

If applicable, please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume.

  • An active Secret clearance is required.
  • 14 Years with Bachelor’s degree in a related field; 12 years’ experience with a Master’s degree.
  • Must possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)
  • The candidate must have proven integration and test experience on large scale DoD or Missile Defense Agency systems.
  • The candidate must have an understanding of Command and Control concepts and experience integrating and testing with other external systems.
  • The candidate must understand Scaled Agile Framework and DevSecOps product development processes.
  • The candidate must have experience developing, maintaining, and grooming a backlog epics, features, and stories and setting team priorities in line with C2BMC program needs and requirements.
  • The candidate must have experience working proposal responses, developing basis of estimates, and developing and preparing proposal artifacts for delivery.
  • Proven integration and test experience.
  • Knowledge of modern test tools and processes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understands Command and Control concepts for large scale system.
  • Ability to deliver software products in a Scaled Agile Framework and/or DevSecOps environment.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong customer relationship management.
  • Ability to lead technical teams and mentoring/guiding the work of more junior engineers.
  • Experience with proposal preparation as a response to customer RFPs, Engineering Changes and Task Instructions to include generating BOE and then negations to the content which result in the program baseline.
  • Working or theoretical knowledge of Ballistic Missile Defense concepts, Battle Management and Command and Control (BM/C2) systems, defense communications systems, and the BMDS in general.
  • Ability to manage a portfolio of products. Experience with Earned Value Management.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Assistance
  • Training and Development
  • Flexible Work Arrangements





Additional Northrop Grumman Information:


Salary Range: $141,800 USD - $212,800 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

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 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.