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Sr. Principal System Test Engineer – Lab Cognizant Engineer (ITL)

Requisition ID: R10040728

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, 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, 25% 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.

This position is for a Sr. Principal NGC Lab Operations Cognizant Engineer at Tinker AFB, and will require spending a short term assignment for the first 4 - 6 months in Melbourne, Florida, learning all facets of the job in an operational environment, followed by returning to Tinker Air Force Base to begin work at that location. 

Specific Duties include:

  • Involved in lab operations including, but not limited to, laboratory design, test planning, scheduling, and execution and reporting.

  • Ensure test stations and assets are configured and ready to test by deploying software and configuring hardware on the test stations. 

  • Work closely with QA to maintain and validate test station software and hardware.

  • Perform TRR, ATP for test stations and integration events.

  • Brief management of progress and status of the all the labs.

  • Manage daily lab operations and activities to be in compliance with policies and procedures from Northrop Grumman Corporation and SIT&E.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline and 9 years of relevant experience; OR a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline with 7 years of relevant experience; OR a PhD with 4 years of relevant experience.

  • Must have familiarity with Test Equipment, such as digital multimeters, O-scopes, power supplies etc.

  • Must have familiarity with Electronic Principles, MIL STD protocol for 1553, 429, and 1394 busses.

  • Must be capable to read and comprehend schematic diagrams.

  • Must possess a DoD Secret Security clearance to start and then must obtain Special Programs Access (SAP). This SAP must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs. SAP must be obtained prior to commencement of employment.

  • Must be willing to a short term assignment for the first 4 - 6 months in Melbourne, Florida, then returning to Tinker, AFB

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar using scheduling tools, such as MS Project.

  • Familiar with Linux and Windows Operating Systems.

  • Familiarity with avionics systems and equipment.


Salary Range: $93,500 USD - $140,300 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.