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Northrop Grumman Manager of Test Engineering 2 - 3/10 Ground Test Eng Mgr 2 in Palmdale, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Ground Test Enigneering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is for a 3/10 Shift manager and will be located in Palmdale, CA.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performing Functional and Assignment duties.

  • The role of the Cross Program Manager includes being responsible for all facets of test planning and execution in multiple areas to include: scheduling assets, assigning personnel to execute testing, ensuring System Test Engineer (STE) training/proficiency requirements are met, coordination with Engineering on anomaly resolution, and preparing/executing test events.

  • The candidate will develop, prepare and execute comprehensive test plans, procedures and schedules to execute ground testing.

  • Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations for planning, executing and reporting on Air Vehicle and Mission Systems flight test status to the SIT&E Integrated Product Team (IPT) Leads.

  • He/she will have frequent contact with internal personnel and outside customer representatives at various management levels concerning operations, scheduling and specific phases of the test program.

  • The candidate must be able to balance customer contractual needs and requirements while developing solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule and cost constraints.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 9 or more years of experience in aerospace with BS degree in STEM

  • Active in scope DoD secret clearance.

  • Systems test experience in a lab or on aircraft.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace Engineering.

  • Systems test experience on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms.

  • Acceptance testing on aircraft systems such as: Avionics, Fuels, Flight Controls, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Navigational, Communications System, Sensors, and Propulsion.

  • Previous leadership experience preferred.

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