Principal OR Sr Principal Engineer Systems TestPalmdale, CA

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Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Engineer Systems Test or Sr. Principal Engineer Systems Test located at Palmdale, CA.

Essential Functions:

Planning and managing work priorities and deadlines, overseeing adherence to company/government policies and procedures, and ensuring that quality and safety standards are met. This position is also responsible for managing technical risk, cost and reporting regularly to Flight Test leadership team on performance. Daily responsibilities include supporting ground segment configuration, documentation, and scheduling to specific requirements. Additional responsibilities include supporting annual procedure updates and audits to meet customer instructions. This engineer will have professional interaction with all levels of company leadership, as well as customers, concerning operations, scheduling, and specific phases of the test program. Some travel may be required to support specific programs, ground operations, or special tests.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring ground segments serve mission objectives and mechanisms are in place to execute the tests.

  • Oversees the operational aspects of engineering tests and serves as liaison to program, engineering and line management.

  • Coordinate system checkout, maintenance, troubleshooting, technical engineering support, and anomaly resolution with system safety and quality to maintain the operational specifications of the subsystem.

  • Reviews status of test requirements, manages schedules, and prepares reports.

  • Selects and supervises system admins and subcontractor engineers during test.

  • Assesses anomalies and develops resolutions to documented procedures in conjunction with Test and Quality Engineering.

"This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Level (T3) or Sr. Principal Level (T4)"

Basic Qualifications for a Principal level (3):

  • Bachelor's degree with a science, technical, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline, and a minimum of 5 years systems engineering experience. Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or other STEM related degree and a minimum of 3 years of systems engineering experience. Ph.D with 0 years of engineering experience.

  • Must have an active DoD Secret Clearance or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 5 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).

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

  • Must have ability to obtain and maintain Program Access (PAR) within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

  • Experience creating, editing and executing test procedures.

  • Selected Candidate must be willing to work various shifts depending on the business needs: 4x10 schedule (Mon-Thurs) 1st shift; 4x10 (Mon-Thurs) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule Fri, Sat, Sun) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sat, Sun) 1st shift.

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal level (4):

  • Bachelor's degree with a science, technical, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline, and a minimum of 9 years systems engineering experience. Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or other STEM related degree and a minimum of 7 years of systems engineering experience. Ph.D with 4 years of engineering experience.

  • Must have an active DoD Secret Clearance or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 5 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).

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

  • Must have ability to obtain and maintain Program Access (PAR) within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

  • Experience creating, editing and executing test procedures.

  • Selected Candidate must be willing to work various shifts depending on the business needs: 4x10 schedule (Mon-Thurs) 1st shift; 4x10 (Mon-Thurs) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule Fri, Sat, Sun) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sat, Sun) 1st shift.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active in-scope Top Secret (reviewed in the last 6 years)

  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems, develop solutions, and make decisions that impact the organization's credibility, operations, and services.

  • Documented ability to interpret numerical data for reporting purposes and prepare and analyze data and figures.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team environment.

  • Experience working with electronic systems.

  • Experience integrating systems in flight test lab.

  • Familiar with Interactive Analysis and Display System (IADS).

  • Knowledgeable on flight critical systems and flight science testing.

  • In depth of or test experience, to include mission control room operations.

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

Salary Range 2: $120,900 - $181,300

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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.