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Sr Staff Model-Based Test and Evaluation (MBT&E) Engineer

Requisition ID: R10101521

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: El Segundo, CA, USA   |  Melbourne, FL, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: Any (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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Sr Staff Model-Based Test and Evaluation (MBT&E) Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within Test and Evaluation (T&E) organization. This role will initially be based in El Segundo, CA but will subsequently transition to Melbourne, FL.

The selected candidate will provide thought leadership, creativity, and innovation, along with detailed model knowledge, to bring speed and agility to the T&E portion of program execution by greatly expanding the use of MBTE. They will be responsible for leading all model assessments of lab and flight activities for the T&E organization. They will also be responsible for ensuring the design discipline integrated product teams (IPTs) can efficiently execute modeling and simulation activities in support of ultimate testing.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments and collaborative/team settings across all levels. Candidate must be able to collaborate closely with system engineers, mathematicians, hardware designers, and integration/test engineers within Northrop Grumman.

Key Responsibilities:

•             Develop and implement the strategic modeling plan and analytical roadmap that will be used to execute the EMD test campaign for lab, ground, and flight test

•             Develop the methodology and approach to validate that roadmap, demonstrate ‘what if I trust the model?’ capabilities and elucidate the cost/schedule benefits that will be gained using this test approach during the next program phase. E.g. Lab Test, Flight Test airworthiness campaigns, etc.

•             Develop plans that would “productionize” methodologies post EMD contract award, including costs and schedule.

•             Work with IPTs and Test to demonstrate virtual, high-fidelity, multi-level vehicle performance

•             Execute a Digital Engineering strategy that will be used to validate software and hardware modifications using the Digital Twin to perform test regression and airworthiness verification testing using these models.

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in a STEM field AND 20 years of related professional / military experience OR a Master’s degree AND 18 years of related professional / military experience OR a Ph.D. AND 15 years of related professional / military experience.

  • Must have active DoD Secret clearance

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR/SAP) within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

  • Greater than 5 years experience in SIT&E and/or Test and Evaluation

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills

  • Can program at least at the ‘moderate’ ability level in one or more of current computer languages (e.g. Matlab, Java, Python, C/C++)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance (in-scope)

  • Current Special Program Access (PAR/SAP)

  • Prior experience managing a team

  • Greater than 5 years experience applying MBTE principles on a Program or Product Line

  • Have experience with aircraft design or development

  • Worked on aircraft testing / test support for 3 years

  • Experience with design of experiments (DOE) and numerical optimization techniques

This position reports to El Segundo, CA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Melbourne, FL, FL, USA.

Salary Range: $14,000 USD - $243,100 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.