System Test Engineering Lead & Section Manager

    • San Diego, CA



At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on groundbreaking 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 efforts 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 commitment to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You build trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

If this is you...keep reading!

The Global Hawk Test IPT is looking for a highly motivated individual to lead a diverse, high performing System Test Engineering team in the successful development and execution of System Level 3 test procedures. The ideal candidate should be detail oriented and have the ability to lead the team with focus on first time quality, engineering rigor, technical excellence, Continuous Integration, Fix-it-Now, and Test Like You Fly methodologies. Responsibilities include working closely with the GH and FMS Lab Managers, Test Operations Manager and Test Planning & Requirements Manager to successfully execute test activities and lab integration activities. Have the ability to communicate up and out and well as down and in.
Section Manager responsibilities include working closely with the STE Department Manager and fellow section managers to implement department and CoE initiatives including Enterprise Agile and Continuous Integration, ensuring successful planning and execution of program test engineering activities, collaborating with programs to satisfy staffing needs and provide operations support (incident investigations, metrics collection and analysis, etc.), setting Talent + goals and providing regular performance feedback to employees, supporting the annual salary review and promotion process, mentoring, training, providing necessary resources and developing the next generation of technical and project leadership, and improving and enforcing test engineering processes and procedures.
Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the successful development and execution of System Level 3 test procedures to verify system requirements.
  • Track metrics of procedure development and execution.
  • Detail oriented, organized, and able to learn challenging concepts quickly in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Work independently to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects at once.
  • Drives Enterprise agile and continuous integration through continued increases in test automation, especially NI-based, RVT-driven bench automation
  • Drives and champions the adoption of "Test-Like-You-Fly test operations, risk assessments, self-reporting configuration, virtual test environments, fix-it-now, and other affordability initiatives.
  • Actively seek opportunities for process improvement and efficiency gains.
  • The ability to support weekends, multiple shifts, and off hours.
The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels. As a senior member of the team, the candidate will also be expected to lead by example, mentor junior engineers, and teach best practices in procedure development & verification.

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