Northrop Grumman GBSD VAFB Flight Test Chief System Engineer in Vandenberg AFB, California
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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Flight Test Chief System Engineer. This position will be located at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here.
What You'll Get To Do:
Position will be the definitive technical authority for all aspects of engineering in the Flight and Ground Test (FGT) Sub-IPT guiding the technical performance of the flight test program, providing support to the Flight and Ground Test Director in meeting cost and schedule requirements including subcontracted activities. Coordinates requirements development, hardware/software design, verification, and validation activities. Ensures that the flight test program is adhering to sound engineering processes in the development, production, test and sustainment of products for our customers and is in compliance with company policies, procedures, and quality standards. Maintains cognizance over technical activities within program, System Test Team (STT), and FGT, and ensures horizontal integration of the best engineering practices across the team.
The Flight Test Chief System Engineer is expected to work collaboratively and with influence to gain commitment and performance from other IPTs including the Command & Launch Segment, Infrastructure and Deployment, Aerospace Vehicle Equipment, and Product Support Team, as needed to drive required business outcomes. Customer interface and some travel will be required.
The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, planning and communication skills and possess extensive flight test and analysis skills.
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
• Educational Assistance
• Life Insurance
• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
• Paid Time Off
• Health & Wellness Resources
• Employee Discounts
This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.
You'll Bring These Qualifications:
BS Degree in STEM discipline and 14 years of related work experience including flight test experience in the defense and aerospace sector and system engineering experience.
Active Secret Clearance with the ability to upgrade to TS is required to start, with reinvestigation within 5 years
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
3-5 years Agile Chief Engineering experience.
-Technical breadth in the Requirements Allocation, Network Analysis, Product Design, Production, Deployment and a broad knowledge of end-to-end program lifecycle.
Must possess excellent leadership, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.
Strong partnership/collaboration skills. Demonstrated ability to partner cross-IPT/cross-discipline within a team
Strong program technical leadership skills
Strong program execution skills; Demonstrated ability to meet program technical, cost, and schedule milestones.
Ability to integrate, engage, and lead team to perform at top level of performance.
Ability to leverage experience/background to bring alternative ideas/solutions to the team
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Job Category : Engineering