Staff Systems Test EngineerPalmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10159820

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Palmdale, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Top 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: 1

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 a Staff Systems Test Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Flight Test organization. This role is located in Palmdale, CA .

This role operates as a SME, directly contributing to the development of test plans, test schedules, and test procedures and support for integration testing. The role will also assist in serving as the subject matter focal point to interface with internal and external organizations to develop test and test data requirements.

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

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

  • Participate in post-test data evaluation and discrepancy resolution to optimize test program performance to achieve EMD objectives.

  • Author detailed test plans, system checkout procedures, and system test request documents ensuring accurate requirements flow down.

  • Serve as an SME on payload systems, ensuring technical adequacy during planning and execution

  • Coordinate with other IPTs to identify and allocate test resources while mitigating risk/issues for seamless test flow.

  • Provide mission control room support making real-time decisions on system safety and performance.

  • Support and host test planning working groups.

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

  • Educational assistance is available to employees who want to continue to learn and develop skills/knowledge. Our educational assistance program supports employee development by providing resources such as:

  • Free Education Advice: Call 855-222-2398 to speak with an experienced advisor to tailor an educational program to your career goals and needs.

  • Tuition Savings at Accredited Schools: Access a network of accredited schools in a variety of locations (and online) to take advantage of reduced tuition costs and waived fees.

  • Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees

Basic Qualifications :

  • 14 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in STEM; 12 Years with Masters in STEM; 9 years with a Ph.D. in STEM

  • Current Active DoD Top Secret clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access prior to start is required.

  • Requires comprehensive knowledge of engineering practices required to accomplish complex tasks with high-quality solutions and proficiency.

  • Experience developing detailed data management and analysis plans assessing system effectiveness of test articles.

  • Must have working knowledge of and experience with systems and payloads.

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

  • Occasionally available to work odd shifts to include nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience leading strategic planning meetings with external customer technical representatives, responsible engineers, and program management.

  • History of utilization of system engineering practices to ensure interoperability across multiple delivery and guidance platforms.

  • Background operating hardware-in-the-loop terminals during critical integration demonstrations of guidance algorithms

  • Familiarity with operational air-to-air test operations, including planning, cost, schedule, and execution.

Salary Range: $149,900 - $224,900

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.