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Staff Pilot Test

Requisition ID: R10112676

  • CategoryCategory: Flight Operations
  • LocationLocation: Baltimore, MD, 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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We are looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we ’II support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you ’II have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Start your future with a new mission, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, located in Baltimore, MD, has an immediate need for a Staff Test Pilot 5 for Flight Test Operations.

This organization provides flight test capabilities for the development, assessment and demonstration of NGC products and systems and tests aircraft to determine compliance with specification and operational suitability. Operates models of test aircraft during engineering flight tests, production acceptance, and flight test support through specifically prescribed tests and maneuvers. Coordinates flight operations efforts. Approves cockpit configuration. May conduct demonstration flights with customers, government officials, or other personnel aboard to exhibit aircraft performance, flying qualities and system.

The responsibilities of the Staff Test Pilot 5 include:

  • Perform flight tests to determine compliance with specification and operational suitability.

  • Maintain qualification and currency on multiple models of test aircraft during engineering flight tests, sensor production acceptance, and flight test support.

  • Organize and plan flight operations during and after modifications.

  • Provide engineering support for program teams integrating sensors onto test bed aircraft.

  • Ensure sensor integration designs meet applicable airworthiness standards.

  • May conduct demonstration flights with customers, government officials or other personnel to exhibit aircraft performance, flying qualities, or system capabilities.

Basic Qualifications for a level 5:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 14 years professional/military experience - OR - a Master’s degree with 12 years professional/military experience – OR – a PhD with 9 years professional/military experience

  • Pilot graduate (long-course) of a military test pilot school (USNTPS, USAFTPS, ETPS or EPNER)

  • Minimum three years of test pilot experience in developmental and/or operational flight test

  • FAA Commercial Multi-Engine Land pilot certificate without a centerline thrust restriction.

  • FAA Second Class Medical

  • Minimum 1500 hours First Pilot (USN/USMC) or Primary (USAF) flight time in turbojet, turbofan or turboprop aircraft

  • Secret security clearance current/active within the past two years

Preferred Qualifications for a level 5:

  • FAA Airline Transport Rating (ATP)

  • Previous experience in aircraft modifications, configuration and control and technical/operational review boards

  • Familiar with government flight test organizations, ranges, and processes

  • Top Secret security clearance within the past two years

  • Technically and operationally familiar with airborne radar systems

  • FAA type ratings and experience in multi-engine, non-centerline thrust aircraft.

Salary Range: $185,900 USD - $278,900 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.