Sr Staff Flight Test Engineer – Test Conductor

Northrop Grumman
Palmdale, CA
United States

Requisition ID: R10149305
Category: Engineering
Location: Edwards AFB, California, United States of America
Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
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: 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 sector has an opening for a Sr Staff Flight Test Engineer – Test Conductor to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation organization. This position will be located in Edwards AFB, CA.

The successful candidate will participate in a collaborative environment and support Test planning, execution and analysis in a Combined Test Force (CTF) environment. The employee will apply engineering principles to optimize all aspects of Test to increase the operational effectiveness throughout the Test campaign. The position will afford the opportunity to interact internally across multiple organizations and externally with suppliers and customers. In addition, the candidate will provide expert advice and guidance to team members and valued customers regarding specific technical aspects of systems or concept development.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Independently analyzes and provides recommendations in procedures to identify and control or eliminate hazards.
Develops and evaluates systems, associated support equipment and facilities, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable safety specifications and standards.
Applies engineering principles to investigate, analyze, plan, test, or evaluate military weapons systems.
Reviews and prepares engineering and technical analyses, reports, proposals, and other technical documentation with regard to Test planning and execution.
Reviews architecture, requirements and interface artifacts for safety on complex hardware/ software systems
Reviews Test Plans and Procedures for safety requirements verification and potential hazardous operations
Basic Qualifications:

Must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 14 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering OR a Master's degree of Science in a STEM discipline and 12 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering OR a PhD degree of science in a STEM discipline and 9 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering.
Must have Mission Control Room experience.
Must have prior leadership experience.
Must have the ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Clearance.
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:

Currently active on a CTF contractor/customer team.
Currently active and qualified as a Test Conductor/Director and eligible to be program certified under an Acceptance of Qualification letter.
Graduate of military test pilot school
Experience with test card development and review.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Integrated Analysis & Data System (IADS).
In depth knowledge of or test experience, to include control room monitoring.
Salary Range: $166,500 - $249,700
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 most positions.