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Northrop Grumman GBSD Post Boost Systems Integration and Test Engineering Manager 2 in Huntsville, Alabama

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems has an opening for a Post Boost Systems Integration and Test Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of highly qualified and diverse individuals. This position will be permanently located in Huntsville, AL.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead a small team of integration and test engineers to dynamically and electrically functional test a S/C element.

  • Provide technical and personnel oversight of the team by working alongside management to guide, grow and mentor the team

  • Run and maintain the Huntsville Dynamics Test Lab in execution of dynamic testing of flight test and production units. Be responsible for all the dynamic test equipment and related equipment for the lab. Support the operation of the DDAS (and equivalent) and data collection in the control room.

  • Support electrical test engineering with the electrical functional test checkouts on the manufacturing line.

  • Help develop and execute the integrated test strategy of the program. It is particularly critical that this individual be an excellent communicator and effective leader. Collaborate with other IPTs to define test objectives and requirements for test activities in the Dynamic Test lab.

  • Support the development and execution of test requirements and detailed integration test plans, test information sheets (TIS), test procedures, test readiness reviews (TRRs), test data and test reports. Execute qualification and acceptance testing per those requirements, plans and procedures in the lab.

  • Interact with the customer and program leadership to define and maintain the technical baseline.

  • Able to effectively communicate and present to project and program management, other technical managers, technical peers and customers

  • Be the responsible test engineer on the floor for assigned tests working with operation crews during the implementation of various tests while verifying and validating test requirements.

  • Generate and support test data decomposition and test reports to other IPTs.

  • Generate and maintain detailed test schedules to the program IMS.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree

  • Active DoD Secret clearance with a completed investigation within the last 5 years

  • Experience with dynamic testing of integrated complex mission systems within spacecraft, ground systems, and/or aircraft along with their subsystem elements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science and Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) with emphases on vibration and shock

  • 12+ years of relevant experience

  • Advanced knowledge of unit, sub-system & system-level dynamic test engineering concepts and demonstrated ability to run lab operations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts within the field of vibration and shock engineering and testing. - Demonstrated mechanical engineering design and analysis knowledge in the area of dynamic test hardware design.Working knowledge of system test integration and test principles and processes.

  • Knowledge of systems engineering principles and processes.

  • Knowledge and use of instrumentation and DDAS type systems in regards to dynamic testing.

  • Excellent technical writing skills with experience in writing test plans, dynamic test procedures, and test reports.

  • Previous section manager (SM) experience with a demonstrated ability to mentor and guide a test engineering and tech support team.

-Direct experience using the DOORS Requirements Management Database

  • Knowledge of CAMEO and/or MBSE principals and CPLM

  • Experience with environmental test cost estimating, EVMS, and working proposals

  • Knowledge and experience with EGSE, electrical functional testing of spacecraft and/or launch vehicle systems

  • Direct experience using the NX and/or CATIA V5

Travel is expected up to 10% of the time

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.

Job Category : Engineering