Systems Test Engineer 2

Responsibilities: Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an immediate opening for a Systems Test Engineer 2 at our Palmdale, California facility.

The primary job responsibilities are, but not limited, to the following:

  • Develop and publish detailed test plans, test schedules, and test procedures for developmental testing.
  • Provide laboratory support for integration testing.
  • Support and host test planning working groups.
  • Interface with test article design and analysis teams to define test configuration and data requirements.
  • Contribute to test card development and review in collaboration with other engineering disciplines and test operations personnel.
  • Conduct test readiness reviews, and pre/posttest briefings.
  • Provide mission control room support and make real-time decisions regarding safety, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Conduct and contribute to pre-flight and post-test data analyses to support anomaly identification and resolution.
  • Maintain metrics on status of testing and constraints
  • Individual will serve as either a principal subject matter focal point between maintenance, design engineering, and test site team.
  • Individual will work under only general direction to determine and develop approaches to solutions
  • Individual will work within a team environment and independently
  • Individual will be learning additional engineering discipline areas.

Basic Qualifications: (You must possess these qualifications in order to be considered for this position)

  • Must have a Bachelors’ degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or equivalent from and accredited university.
  • A minimum of 2 years of applicable experience with a BS degree as described above, or 0 years with an MS Degree.
  • Must be eligible to receive a Top Secret clearance, and an SAP will be required.
  • Overtime, odd shifts, and weekend work will occasionally be required.
  • Current Active DOD Secret clearance is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • In depth knowledge of or flight test experience, to include control room monitoring, in one of the following disciplines: Payloads, Mission Systems, or Subsystems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Integrated Analysis & Data System (IADS).
  • A Current DOD TS Clearance
  • Aircraft engineering testing

Physical Location

Located in San Diego, however significant travel to Palmdale, Ca. Significant travel may be required.

Start Date

If you do not currently hold a DOD TS Clearance, we will put you in for one, however you will not be able to actually start work until you receive your TS Clearance and SAP (Special Access Program)

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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