Test Engineering Manager 1 (B-21 Raider Program) Palmdale, 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has a leadership opportunity for a Test Enginering Manager 1, to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.

This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

This position supports the B-21 Raider, the world's first sixth-generation aircraft. When it comes to delivering America's resolve, the Raider provides the Air Force with long range, high survivability, and mission payload flexibility. The B-21 Raider will be capable of penetrating the toughest defenses to deliver precision strikes anywhere in the world. The B-21 is the future of deterrence. Find out more here .

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading people and teams in high-paced demanding technical environment.

  • Drive team to maintain schedule, cost and program goals.

  • Manage a team of technicians with diverse experience levels and coordinate with outside organizations to complete the Statement of Work.

  • Provide technical products and planning coordination for the Test IPT as the manager for the system under test.

  • Fill in as needed as the Cost Account Manager overseeing a substantial operating budget producing budgeting forecast and analysis.

  • You will be the lead point of contact for direction article test team and will coordinate and oversee all maintenance and test activities for the system under test.

  • You will maintain and specify test article configurations and coordinate all test modifications.

  • You will ensure all test article activity authorization, schedules and assigns priorities.

  • Coordinate with local and remote test facilities / ranges, other Special Projects IPTs, subcontractors, and government agencies.

  • Verify all documentation for modifications, test activities, and test results performed on the test article.

  • Report article status and provide detailed reports as required to Senior Management.

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, Sat, Sun) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sat, Sun) 1st shift.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree of Science in a STEM discipline AND 3 years of aerospace work experience OR High School Diploma and 7 seven years of aerospace work experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Must have a minimum of 1 year experience with aircraft maintenance/operations.

  • Must have prior management or leadership experience.

  • 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.

  • Must have experience in Systems Test Environment

  • Must have an active In-Scope Secret Clearance (investigation within last 3 years)

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Program Access within a reasonable amount of time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent communications skills to include ability to author technical reports and correspondence.

  • Significant experience in the developmental/operational test maintenance environment

  • Experience briefing managers, senior program leadership and customers.

  • Previous experience with team engagement and minimum of 7 years' experience in a leadership/management position

Salary Range: $112,000 - $168,000

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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.

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