Northrop Grumman Test Engineer 4 in San Diego, California

Synthesizes customer contractual needs and requirements into system test solutions that acknowledges technical, schedule and cost constraints. Develops and directs preparation and execution of comprehensive test plans, procedures and schedules for completing systems. Coordinates integrated testing activities. Reviews and evaluates test requirements to insure completeness of test program. Performs technical analysis of complete systems and prepares comprehensive system level evaluations. Collaborates with other engineering Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications, test plans, and test procedures. Collaborates on the preparation of formal test reports. Works both individually and in a team environment.

This position may work non standard schedules such as extended hours or weekends, as required, by leadership.

This position in test will perform the following duties:

  • Support component and system test, including hardware, software, suppliers and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE)

  • Provides coordination and focus for engineers from other groups involved in test

  • Provides coordination point for systems test and assists individual projects with their test tasks, including System Integration Lab (SIL) test support

  • System test on aircraft: Test Team may deploy integrators/testers to various projects for special assignments such as integrating and testing systems on aircraft at CONUS/OCONUS locations.

  • System test in government/military test facilities: Test Team may deploy integrators/testers to various projects for special assignments such as testing payloads in government/military test facilities.


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors Degreein engineering orother STEM degree fieldwith a minimum of 9 years experience for a level 4 position, or 7 years experience with a Master's degree, or 4 years experience with PhD, in the following areas:

  • Tactical radios / data link terminals such as PRC 117, PSC 5, MIDS LVT or MIDS JTRS, ARC 210, SADL/EPLRS

  • Radio waveforms such as UHF/VHF LOS, SINCGARS, HAVE QUICK, SATURN, ANW2, SATCOM IW, legacy DAMA & Dedicated SATCOM, MUOS, and TCDL

  • Tactical Data Links such as LINK 16, JREAP, SAT J, VMF, SADL, EPLRS and CoT

  • Configuring and troubleshooting networks

  • System Administration of LINUX, UNIX and Windows operating systems

  • System level test planning, implementation, documentation and reporting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Aircraft communication system integration and communications flight test support

  • Experience with test tools such as TIGER, GM, BOSS, LMS, JRE, NSITE, ADSI, VTT, Amp GUI, SADL Host Driver

  • Systems engineering "V" model

  • Experience working directly with government/military personnel at government/military facilities

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