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Sr Principal Flight Test Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Melbourne
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for aSr Princpial Flight Test Engineerto join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located temporarily in Melbourne, FL, before transitioning to Palmdale, CA. The selected candidate will develop and publish Integrated Test Plans, detailed test plans, test schedules, and test procedures for developmental testing.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides laboratory support for integration testing
  • Supports and hosts test planning working groups
  • Interfaces with test article design and analysis teams to define test configuration and data requirements
  • Reviews and evaluates test requirements to ensure completeness of test program
  • Performs technical analysis of complete systems and prepares comprehensive system level evaluations
  • Supports test card development and review in collaboration with other engineering disciplines and test operations personnel
  • Supports test readiness reviews, and pre/post-test briefings
  • Provides mission control room support and makes real-time decisions regarding safety, efficiency, and effectiveness
  • Conducts and contributes to pre and post-test data analyses to support anomaly identification and resolution
  • Maintains metrics on status of testing and constraints
  • Individual will be required to serve as either a principal subject matter focal point between maintenance, design engineering, and test site team - contractor and customer
  • Individual must be able to work under only general direction to determine and develop approaches to solutions
  • Must be able to work both within a team environment and independently
  • Overtime, odd shifts, and weekend work will occasionally be required


    The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. Candidate must be comfortable in a lab environment and be able to collaborate closely with system engineers, hardware designers, and integration/test engineers. MELENG SITEASBasic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and9 years of integration and/or test engineering experience OR
    • Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and7 years of integration and/or test engineering experience OR
    • PhD Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and4 years of integration and/or test engineering experience
    • A current DoD Secret or Top Secret/SCI level security clearance, to include a Single Scope Background Investigation, a periodic reinvestigation, or an original adjudication date completed within the last 6 years
    • Must be ableto obtain program access prior to start
    • Overtime, odd shifts, and weekend work will occasionally be required
    • Ability to work temporarily in Melbourne, FL, before transitioning to Palmdale, CA


      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD Degree in Aerospace Engineering
      • In depth knowledge of or test experience, to include control room monitoring, in one of the following disciplines: Guidance, Navigation & Control or Air Vehicle Performance
      • Professional experience with Integrated Analysis & Data System (IADS), Visio, or CATIA
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
      • Willing to learn additional engineering discipline areas
      • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

        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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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