Principal System Test Engineer

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Principal Systems Test Engineer.


Planning and scheduling test events, working with Responsible Engineers to develop test cards, lead test operations, and maintain a test point database.

Coordinate the various roles of test engineering, along with the roles of supporting organizations in executing and planning a test program.

Provide leadership and direction to other Test Engineers.

Plan and conduct test missions as an approved test conductor, which includes test deck preparation, leading engineering briefs/debriefs, coordination with scheduling, maintenance, and telemetry support, and leading the test team through test missions as the link between the test engineers in the control room and the test vehicle and crew.

Provide support for post-test data processing and analysis as required to support mission objectives.

Excellent communication skills required, must work well in a team environment, and must work independently to solve a variety of complex problems.

Must be willing to support shift work including extended shifts, shift rotation, weekends and occasionally, holidays.

Must be willing to travel domestically as required to support testing operations


Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree in STEM and 5 years of related experience or High School diploma and 9 years of related experience.
- Active in-scope DOD Secret clearance and the ability to secure access to special projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance and SAP access.

- Must be willing to work non-standard shifts/overtime and travel for extended periods.

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.

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