Principal/Sr Principal Systems Test Engineer – Ground TestPalmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10161129

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Palmdale, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 2

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for Principal / Senior Principal Systems Test Engineer – Ground Test to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation organization. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

The selected candidate will serve as either a principal subject matter focal point between maintenance, design engineering, and test site team - contractor and customer within the Production Test organization. This individual must be able to work under only general direction to determine and develop approaches to solutions; must be able to work both within a team environment and independently; must be self-motivated, thorough, and detailed; and must be willing to learn additional engineering discipline areas. This position requires outstanding written and oral communications skills along with a willingness

The primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Contribute to the development of acceptance test plans, test schedules, and test procedures and provide support for integration testing.

  • Support and host test planning working groups.

  • Interface with design and analysis functions to develop test and test data requirements.

  • Coordinate test equipment and personnel requirements for safe and efficient execution of tests.

  • Provide test execution support and make real-time decisions regarding safety, efficiency, and effectiveness.

  • Participate in post-test data evaluation and discrepancy resolution.

  • Serve as the subject matter focal point to interface with internal and external organizations to develop test and test data requirements.

The 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, Sa, Su) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sa, Su) 1st shift.

“This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.”

Basic Qualifications:

“This requisition may be filled at either a Principal or Sr Principal level.

Basic Qualifications for Principal:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Science, Technical, Engineering or Math (STEM)

  • A minimum of 5 years of engineering experience with a BS Degree, 3 years engineering experience with a MS degree in STEM Field, or 0 years with a PhD in STEM Field

Basic Qualifications for Sr Principal:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Science, Technical, Engineering or Math (STEM)

  • A minimum of 9 years of engineering experience with a BS Degree, 7 years engineering experience with a MS degree in STEM Field, or 4 years with a PhD in STEM Field

Basic Qualifications for both Principal and Sr Principal:

  • Experience in a system test environment

  • Must have an active DoD Secret Clearance or higher

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience that includes test planning, execution, and operations

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance

  • Active Special Program Access (SAP)

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.