Senior V&V Engineer - Triton UAS Australia Fortitude Valley, AUS

We're building a reputation as the place to be in Defence. With strong local management, sound investment and a fresh approach, we're on an exciting trajectory and building unique capability. Leveraging the kind of leading-edge US capabilities and technology most can only imagine our close-knit 800-strong team is busy delivering World-leading innovative and sustainable solutions to safeguard Australia's future. Together we're growing a business where everyone contributes and everyone matters.

Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) provides real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) over vast ocean and coastal regions. The aircraft can fly for more than 24 hours at a time, at an altitude above 55,000 feet and an operational range of 8,200 nautical miles. Australia is a cooperative program partner in the Triton program which consists of the US Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and Northrop Grumman.

Your role:

You will be actively involved in the development, design and execution of verification activities to successfully introduce the Triton System including the ground support elements. This will include the synthesis of customer contractual needs and requirements into comprehensive test plans, procedures, schedules and subsequent activities. You will be working in an above-the-line role, actively participate in developing, designing, and executing verification activities for the Triton System, encompassing ground support elements. This involves translating customer contractual needs into detailed test plans, procedures, schedules, and related tasks. As a trusted advisor and subject matter expert representing the Commonwealth, your experience working with Defence customers will highlight your adeptness in effectively communicating with The Commonwealth and other important stakeholders, always prioritising a customer-centric approach to problem-solving.

About You:

You will have a bachelor's degree or equivalent in Engineering or ICT discipline, Chartered Engineer status or eligibility for registration, demonstrated knowledge of Requirements Management, including tools like DOORS, as well a solid understanding of Validation and Verification of complex systems, encompassing verification strategy, campaign execution, and compliance analysis.

Additionally, you will have had significant experience developing and conducting test programs on complex projects (aerospace/communications) and have sound knowledge of ASDEFCON processes and airworthiness standards. Lastly, you need to hold an Australian Government Security Clearance (NV1).

What's in it for you:

Whatever your role, life stage, or background, you can shape your career here in your way with highly challenging work, great colleagues, and career development, plus a range of flexible benefits and working patterns.

  • Commitment to your Professional Development - further education, leadership development, professional industry memberships, and unlimited access to a range of online training

  • Options for flexible & hybrid work including 9-day fortnight

  • Purchased annual leave

  • Salary packaging including novated car leases

  • Generous paid parental leave

  • Volunteer Leave

  • Health & Wellbeing program

  • Employee Assistance Program

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Doing the Right Thing and Sharing Success are two values underpinning how we behave at Northrop Grumman. Here, everyone matters and we proudly encourage individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply to join our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Note: As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, you will need to be an Australian Citizen. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, so your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.