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Test Engineer/Principal Test Engineer w / Security Clearance

Requisition ID: R10095732

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Ridgecrest, 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, 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 is seeking a Test / Principal Test Engineer with an Active Secret clearance.

The candidate will be at our Ridgecrest, CA facility and work independently with consultation and help from our Northridge, CA team.

Role Description:

The candidate will test and troubleshoot at the system level and lower level assemblies. This role will include working with operations in order to coordinate testing efforts and work on processes, as well as working with engineering to support projects and investigations.  The candidate will be working in a cross functional team in order to coordinate test efforts amongst program stakeholders and test results.

The qualified candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman’s Test and Evaluation Engineering department, Advanced Weapons division.

Job Responsibilities:

-Work with internal and external customers to define and document instrumentation, data requirements, and test planning including acquisition, processing, and analysis to satisfy test objectives

-Responsible for data summary, distribution, and test report authorship.

- Demonstrate excellence with data collection and reduction tools such as Matlab, Labview, Excel, etc

-Use of Logic Analyzers, Software Based Debugging tools, In-Circuit Emulators, RF Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, and Signal Generators

-Continually improve processes to address deficiencies and best practices

-Develop and maintain test plans, test data, test reports, and test procedures

-Look for trends and possible system issues that will lead to root cause analysis

-Troubleshoot production failures in order to keep the line moving

-Perform tests by understanding ATPs or technical memos in order to deviate and adjust tests as needed

-Communicate between different members of the team to move product and get past any obstacles

Basic Qualifications for a Test Engineer Level 2:
-Bachelors Degree in Engineering and a minimum of 2 years experience or a Masters in STEM with 0 years of experience.

-Active Secret clearance

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Test Engineer Level 3: 

-Bachelors Degree in Engineering and a minimum of 5 years of experience or a Masters in Engineering with 3 years of experience.

-Active Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience with using different test equipment, i.e. oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, DMM, signal generator

- Designs, develops, and implements testing methods and equipment

-Experience using Microsoft Office

-Able to communicate effectively and clearly to present technical approaches and findings

-Able to work independently with minimal direction and act as team lead for larger test efforts

-Experience in writing test plans and test reports

Travel: 10%

Salary Range: $77,100 USD - $115,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $95,000 USD - $142,400 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.