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Sr Staff Integration and Test – Space Systems

Requisition ID: R10092259

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Gilbert, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 Division designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems Division (TSSD) designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications , imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is a leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems Division is seeking to fill multiple I&T Lead Positions in support of the Integration & Test (I&T) Department located in Gilbert, Arizona.

Successful candidates will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills to achieve a sustainable top performance. She/He will have a track-record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and customers. This candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics, integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business.

Roles & Responsibilities for the Senior I&T Program Lead Role:

  • Responsible for the complete integration and test effort for a spacecraft or product line, plans and sequences all assembly, integration and testing activities to include integration with the launch vehicle
  • Coordination of mechanical, electrical, radio frequency, propulsion, harness and quality assurance resources and activities on a given vehicle/program
  • Coordinates shared facility utilization for Test Planning
  • Develops and maintains the Test and Integration Master Plan
  • Performs short and long term planning and schedule maintenance
  • Serves as the Cost Account Manager for I&T activities on the program
  • Interfaces with our customers, program offices and launch vehicle providers
  • Reviews and approves engineering products to ensure manufacturability
  • Supports all review boards, tiger teams, RCCA investigations, deep dives, and pre-milestone reviews.
  • Serve on and participate in program MRR, PDR, CDR and TRR as required
  • Provides Problem Solving Expertise and capability to mentor the team in problem solving skills
  • Support Metrics for Quality, Schedule, Cost and Productivity for the Test Area. Continuous Process Improvement
  • Mentors and trains Deputy I&T Program leads

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree with 14+ year’s experience.  4 additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of the degree.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of proven demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Experience working within multi-disciplinary organizations
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and technical presentation experience
  • Familiarity/experience with CAM roles & Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Extensive experience within Integration & Test organizations
  • Experience leading cross-functional organizations
  • Demonstrated experience in ERP, MES, Lean Manufacturing and/or 5S type programs

Salary Range: $150,000 USD - $176,000 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.