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Mgr Test Engineering 2 (Flight Test)

Requisition ID: R10040116

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Palmdale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 3

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 is seeking highly qualified flight test engineering leaders for a large prototype aircraft program at Edwards AFB , CA. The program is seeking to fill three positions with this requisition; an Air Vehicle Flight Test Engineering Manager and a Mission Systems Flight Test Engineering Manager and a Survivability Test Engineering Manager to lead planning and execution through first flight and the Engineering, Manufacturing, and Development flight test program that will follow. Candidates who apply to this requisition may be considered for either position based on their background and experience. Each manager will lead and provide functional management for a team of 20-30 system test engineers in a group of flight test disciplines. The Air Vehicle disciplines include all aircraft subsystems (fuel, hydraulics, electrical, etc), loads, flutter, handling qualities, etc. The Mission Systems disciplines include avionics, navigation systems, weapons, etc. The Survivability disciplines include low observable and threat system testing. The competitive candidate will possess an extensive aviation engineering and flight test background with strong technical and leadership skills. This position requires strong communication skills to support extensive executive-level interaction and will report to the System Ground and Flight Test Senior Manager. Each manager will collaborate with government and contractor leaders to develop detailed test plans and drive an integrated team approach to problem solving. A thorough understanding of flight test safety planning, test operations, and test reporting is required. This leader will be responsible for developing resource forecasts and achieving cost and schedule performance goals. This position will be located at Edwards AFB , CA with an expectation of 25% travel. Candidate must be willing to work extended shifts, weekends and holidays as required to meet program schedule and objectives.

Basic Qualifications:
•    U.S. Citizenship
•    A minimum of 9 years of Engineering experience with a Bachelors degree in Science or Engineering (7 years w/ Masters)
•    A minimum of 2 years of flight test experience in an engineering or control room role
•    Thorough knowledge of flight test safety planning, test operations, and test reporting
•    Active DoD Secret clearance
•    Ability to obtain and maintain Program Access (PAR) within reasonable time
•    Experience with Earned Value Management

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Masters degree in an engineering discipline
•    Graduate of a recognized test pilot school
•    Significant experience in a developmental/operational test maintenance environment
•    Experience in a US Air Force Combined Test Force

Salary Range: $130,500 USD - $195,700 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.