Principal or Sr Principal System (Test Conductor) EngineerPalmdale, CA

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

This requisition may be filled at the higher grade based on requirements listed below.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems located in Palmdale, CA has an immediate opening for a Principal/Sr. Principal level Test Conductor with an IT background to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in our program center with the System Test Engineering team.

This requisition may be filled at the higher grade based on requirements listed below.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Ensuring System-Under-Test readiness to execute the tests safely and efficiently.

  • Serves as an integral part of the test team and provides subject matter expertise during test events. Troubleshoots and resolves issues during test events as required.

  • Assesses anomalies, documents troubleshooting efforts, and develops resolutions in accordance with documented procedures in conjunction with Test and Quality Engineering.

  • Performs software installations as required.

  • Maintain configuration management of software and hardware.

  • Authoring and editing procedure documents as required.

  • Ability to work 4/10 shift with pre-planned off-nominal shift work.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal System Test Specialist (T03) requires:

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance.

  • 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.

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM field and minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, or Master's Degree in STEM field and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

  • Experience with Linux and Windows Operating Systems.

  • Computer Network hardware/software configuration experience.

  • Familiarity with Linux command line.

  • Must be able to obtain/maintain IAT Level 2 Security Certification (Security +, CySA+, CCNA Security, GICSP,GSEC, SSCP) or IAT DoD level 3 (CASP, CCNP-Security, CISA, CISSP,GCED, GCIH) or able to obtain and maintain within 6 months of start date.

Sr. Principal System Test Specialist (T04) requires:

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain program level access (PAR) within reasonable amount of time.

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM field and minimum of 9 years of relevant experience, or Master's Degree in STEM field and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

  • Experience with Linux and Windows Operating Systems.

  • Computer Network hardware/software configuration experience.

  • Familiarity with Linux command line.

  • Must be able to obtain/maintain IAT Level 2 Security Certification (Security +, CySA+, CCNA Security, GICSP,GSEC, SSCP) or IAT DoD level 3 (CASP, CCNP-Security, CISA, CISSP,GCED, GCIH) or able to obtain and maintain within 6 months of start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS clearance.

  • Ability to read/understand engineering blueprints/drawings (electrical interconnect, equipment rack).

  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include pre-planned extended shifts, holidays, and weekends.

  • Experience with Line-of-sight and Beyond Line-of-Sight Radio Frequency systems.

  • Familiarity with Crew Resource Management.

  • Ability to read and understand network configurations (Routing protocols, network address translations, multicast).

  • Virtualization Experience (VMware VSphere).

  • Knowledge of Flight Test Operations.

  • Experience with systems test processes.

Mental and Physical Qualifications:

  • Able to collaborate in a team environment.

  • Ability to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints.

  • Able to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result.

  • Able to provide direction to determine priorities to achieve goals.

  • Ability to make decisions that impact the organization's credibility, operations and services.

  • Able to prioritize multiple responsibilities and/or accomplishing them simultaneously.

  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions.

  • Able to perform work in an approved environment during specified work hours.

  • Ability to change physical locations based upon need (including physical ability to travel).

  • Able to work in both external and internal environmental conditions.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.