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Associate System Test Engineer 1/System Test Engineer 2

Requisition ID: R10084614

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Palmdale, CA, USA   |  Edwards AFB, CA, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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

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 an Associate / Systems Test to join the Aeronautics Systems Sector.  

The qualified candidate will become part of the Northrop Grumman’s Test and Evaluation Engineering team.  


Northrop Grumman Aeronautic Systems has an opening at our Palmdale, California facility for an Associate Systems Test Engineer or System Test Engineer within the Test Organization. The primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Contribute to the development of acceptance test plans, test schedules, and test procedures and provide support for integration testing. Support test planning working groups, readiness reviews, and pre/post-test briefings. Interface with test article design and analysis teams. Maintain metrics on status of testing and constraints. Support test card development and review in collaboration with other engineering disciplines and test operations personnel. Coordinate test equipment and personnel requirements for safe and efficient execution of tests. Provide test execution and/or mission control room support and make real-time decisions regarding safety, efficiency, and effectiveness. Participate in post-test data evaluation and discrepancy resolution.  Review and evaluate test requirements to ensure completeness of test program.

  • Individual must be Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Individual must be able to work under only general direction to determine and develop approaches to solutions; must be able to work both within a team environment and independently; must be self-motivated, thorough, and detailed; and must be willing to learn additional engineering discipline areas.
  • Overtime, odd shifts, and weekend work will occasionally be required. 

Basic Qualifications

Associate System Test Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM with 0 years of experience; Master's Degree with 0 years of experience

System Test Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM with 2 years of experience; Master's Degree with 0 years of experience; PhD with

Both Associate and Systems Test Engineer

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Clearance
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access
  • Must be able to support Overtime, odd shifts, and weekend work as required to meet business needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a Test environment
  • Active Program clearance
  • Proficiency with Integrated Analysis & Data System (IADS)

This position reports to Palmdale, CA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Edwards AFB, CA, CA, USA.

Salary Range: $63,800 USD - $95,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $77,100 USD - $115,700 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.