Northrop Grumman Mgr Engineering 2 - Cross Programs Test & Flight Operations Manager in Palmdale, California

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Cross Programs Production Test integrated program team requires a Production Test and Flight Operations Manager to orchestrate flight acceptance and production testing on a 3-10 work week schedule (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). This position requires a highly motivated, self-starting individual with extensive relevant test experience as a Flight Test Engineer, Systems Test Engineer or UAS pilot who will oversee every aspect of acceptance testing of Palmdale Cross Programs air vehicles. Typical duties will include:

  • Manage the daily test activities and personnel support, prioritize tasks and oversee discrepancy resolution

  • Manage the daily tasks of the assigned personnel, including Flight Test Engineers, Systems Test Engineers, Pilots and support personnel

  • Manage the Flight Test Operations including flight crew and resource scheduling as well as staffing de-confliction.

  • Liaise and interface with the Government Flight Representative (GFR) and DCMA as required for weekend testing

  • Act as the Systems Integration, Test and Evaluation site lead during the assigned 3-10 work week


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant flight test experience with an emphasis on flight test engineering and operations

  • Must have an active DOD Secret clearance.

-Willing to work 3/10 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)work schedule

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in science, technology, engineering or math

  • Flexibility to work additional flight assignments beyond the defined requirements of this position.

  • Current or previously qualified Q-4 series pilot

  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate, Airplane Single Engine Land privileges with Instrument Rating & minimum 500hrs PIC in a manned aircraft

  • Current Class II or higher FAA medical certificate

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.