Lead Engineer - Test Conductor (B-21 Raider Program) Edwards Afb, CA

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 Aeronautics Systems is seeking a Lead Engineer - Test Conductor to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.

This position will be located in Palmdale/Edwards AFB, CA.

This position supports the B-21 Raider, the world's first sixth-generation aircraft. When it comes to delivering America's resolve, the Raider provides the Air Force with long range, high survivability, and mission payload flexibility. The B-21 Raider will be capable of penetrating the toughest defenses to deliver precision strikes anywhere in the world. The B-21 is the future of deterrence. Find out more here .

The successful candidate will participate in a collaborative environment and support Test planning, execution and analysis in a Combined Test Force (CTF) environment. The employee will apply engineering principles to optimize all aspects of Test to increase the operational effectiveness throughout the Test campaign. The position will afford the opportunity to interact internally across multiple organizations and externally with suppliers and customers. In addition, the candidate will provide expert advice and guidance to team members and valued customers regarding specific technical aspects of systems or concept development.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Independently analyzes and provides recommendations in procedures to identify and control or eliminate hazards.

  • Develops and evaluates systems, associated support equipment and facilities, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable safety specifications and standards.

  • Applies engineering principles to investigate, analyze, plan, test, or evaluate military weapons systems.

  • Reviews and prepares engineering and technical analyses, reports, proposals, and other technical documentation with regard to Test planning and execution.

  • Reviews architecture, requirements and interface artifacts for safety on complex hardware/ software systems

  • Reviews Test Plans and Procedures for safety requirements verification and potential hazardous operations

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 20 years of professional relevant work experience OR Master's of Science Degree in a STEM discipline with 18 years of professional relevant work experience OR PhD in a STEM discipline with 16 years of professional relevant work experience.

  • Must have prior experience in test plan and test card development, review, and execution.

  • Must have prior experience in Mission Planning documentation and support, Control Room experience in monitoring real time data from ground or flight-testing events.

  • Must have in-depth knowledge of aircraft subsystem design, test data requirements, and test methodologies used in the aerospace industry.

  • Must be able to support off shifts to support mission requirements.

  • Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in military aviation

  • Experience in a Combined Test Force environment

  • Previous professional experience with mission planning, execution, and debriefing.

  • Program Access

Salary Range: $180,000 - $270,000

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.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.