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Northrop Grumman Flight Test Engineering Manager 2 in Melbourne, Florida

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Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Flight Test Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Northrop Grumman is looking for a System Integration, Test & Evaluation (SIT&E) Flight Test Engineering Manager for the E-2 IPT in our Aerospace Sector, who will report to the Flight Test Engineering Manager for Manned Aircraft Design and is assigned to SIT&E IPT Lead, E-2/ ALMDS. This position is responsible for planning, conducting and reporting Test & Evaluation of the E-2 weapon system. This includes air vehicle and complex AEW&BMC2 mission system suite testing consisting of passive and active sensors, communication, navigation/control, onboard networks and mission management software developed by subcontractors and other organizations within Northrop Grumman.

The position will provide leadership and management of a team of aircrew, instrumentation, and flight test engineers (FTE) from the SIT&E Directorate to ensure horizontal technical integration across the IPTs within the E-2 Enterprise. The SIT&E Manager is responsible for test conduct in accordance with Sector Engineering procedures, plans staffing requirements to support execution of critical testing related materials such as ground test plans, flight test plans and test reports. The successful candidate will develop and execute a set of integrated SITE plans and technical artifacts that will enable the E-2 Enterprise to meet the testing of technical performance parameters and achieve mission success.

The SIT&E Flight Test Manager will assist SIT&E IPT Manager with program planning and execution from proposal through execution phase. They will help coordinate daily test activities for international flight programs (predominately out of Melbourne) and system lab testing for domestic and international programs. They will aid in development of flight test plans, scheduling, and execution of program priorities. They will lead teams to execute to common goals and understand / remove roadblocks while assisting with planning multiple programs across IPTs including AMC programs, international and fleet sustainment initiatives.

Contacts are frequent with individuals representing other departments, and/or representing outside organizations. Candidate will be responsible for planning, executing and statusing programs to include technical and financial performance. Candidate will work with leads across multiple sites and roles to ensure programmatic execution. Responsible for looking across the organization for efficiencies including reduction of current plans while still meeting program needs. Candidate will be responsible for earned value management.

Candidates should also have strong verbal and written communication skills, strong team building skills, and be comfortable working on large, multi-functional teams. Coordination with design teams via planning, organizing, controlling, and approval of actions designated to accomplish overall SIT&E integration.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) with 7+ years of relevant military or flight test experience or Master's Degree in STEM with relevant military or flight test experience with 5+ years' experience

  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret and Top Secret clearance and obtain and maintain Special Program access. Must have an interim prior to first day of employment.

  • Aircrew Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years Management/Lead Experience

  • DoD Top Secret clearance

  • Program Access

  • E-2 Flight Experience

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 : Flight Operations