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Test Engineering Manager 1

Requisition ID: R10099702

  • 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: 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.

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) Systems Test Organization team requires a Level 1 Test Engineering Manager responsible for the day-to-day operational management, training, and the possible functional management of Test Program Flight Test Technicians.

Primary duty is serving as the Training Manager for all non-exempt Technicians on the Systems Test IPT Program, and some exempt test engineers, for upwards of 60 personnel on the Test IPT. The selected candidate will actively manage all Flight Test Technician qualifications, currencies, and compliance training to ensure Statement of Work execution and the personnel safety of all Flight Test Technicians.

Duties also include staffing, planning, execution, and reporting in multiple technology areas. The selected candidate will identify, manage, and lead the Lead Technicians on the Systems Test IPT. This position requires a highly motivated and self-starting individual with relevant ground test operations and maintenance experience, who will be willing to work additional assignments beyond the defined requirements of this position, if required.

Position may require Section Manager functional duties, responsible for up to approximately 15 direct reports. Travel time is minimal, less than 5%.

Other duties include:

  • Report article status and provide detailed reports as required to Test Management

  • Manage the daily tasks of the assigned Flight Test Technicians while coordinating with other Systems Test personnel, including Test Engineers, Systems Test Engineers, Ground Test Managers, and other support personnel

  • Liaise with the PAICoE Systems Integration Test & Evaluation (SIT&E) Functional Homeroom and the Government Ground Representative (GGR) as required for the statement of work

  • Identify risks, issues, and pressures and develop mitigation and closure plans

Basic Qualifications: 

  • 7 years of relevant experience required without a Bachelor’s Degree; minimum of 3 years of relevant test experience with a Bachelor's Degree

  • Active DoD Secret clearance, with an investigation date within the past 6 years

  • Ability to obtain a TS clearance and a PAR

  • Must be willing to work non-standard shifts and overtime, as required

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

  • Flexibility to work additional test assignments within the Program Test IPT beyond the defined requirements of this position.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance, with an investigation date within the past 6 years..

Salary Range: $112,000 USD - $168,000 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.