Systems Test Engineer 3

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The Systems Engineering Integration and Test team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as aSystems Test Engineerbased out of San Diego, CA.

Synthesizes customer contractual needs and requirements into system test solutions that acknowledges technical, schedule and cost constraints. Develops and directs preparation and execution of comprehensive test plans, procedures and schedules for completing systems. Coordinates integrated testing activities. Reviews and evaluates test requirements to insure completeness of test program. Performs technical analysis of complete systems and prepares comprehensive system level evaluations. Collaborates with other engineering Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications, test plans, and test procedures. Collaborates on the preparation of formal test reports. Works both individually and in a team environment.
This position may work non standard schedules such as extended hours or weekends, as required, by leadership.
This position in test will perform the following duties:
Support component and system test, including hardware, software, suppliers and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE)
Provides coordination and focus for engineers from other groups involved in test
Provides coordination point for systems test and assists individual projects with their test tasks, including System Integration Lab (SIL) test support
System test on aircraft: Test Team may deploy integrators/testers to various projects for special assignments such as integrating and testing systems on aircraft at CONUS/OCONUS locations.

System test in government/military test facilities: Test Team may deploy integrators/testers to various projects for special assignments such as testing payloads in government/military test facilities.

This position may work non standard schedules such as extended hours or weekends, as required, by leadership.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:
BS in STEM field with a minimum of 5 years relevant xperience for a level 3 position, or 3 years experience with a Master's degree, or 0 years experience with PhD, in the following areas:

  • Experience with at least 3 of the following Tactical Data Links:IFDL, MADL, LINK 16, JREAP, SAT J, VMF, SADL, EPLRS and CoT
  • Configuring and troubleshooting networks
  • System Administration of LINUX, UNIX and Windows operating systems
  • System level test planning, implementation, documentation and reporting

  • Experience as an integrated product team lead, demonstrating the ability to plan, estimate, organize, integrate and lead technical activities across test engineering disciplines, along with the ability to effectively communicate (orally and in writing) and motivate people to work as an integrated team.
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
  • Tactical radios / data link terminals such as PRC 117, PSC 5, Freedom 550, MIDS LVT or MIDS JTRS, ARC 210, SADL/EPLRS
  • Radio waveforms such as UHF/VHF LOS, SINCGARS, Have Quick, SATURN, ANW2, SATCOM IW, legacy DAMA & Dedicated SATCOM, MUOS, and TCDL
  • Aircraft communication system integration and communications flight test support
  • Experience with test tools such as TIGER, GM, BOSS, LMS, JRE, NSITE, ADSI, VTT, Amp GUI, SADL Host Driver
  • Systems engineering "V" model
  • Experience working directly with government/military personnel at government/military facilities

  • Experience with aircraft military combat ID systems such as Mode 4 and Mode 5

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Additional benefits
    • Education Assistance
    • Training and Development

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