Test Engineer/ Principal Test Engineer

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The Systems Engineering Integration and Test (SEIT) team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Test Engineer based out of Point Loma, CA.

What You'll get to Do:

Tasks will include leadership, coordination and execution of system Integration and test lab activities to ensure data link communications test readiness to include issuance, and closure of documentation relating to networked communications integration and test. Position requires creating lab development test plans with ECP/ICP requirements, test schedules, coordinating and staging of support equipment, and adhering to test schedules. Coordination and communication of issues and status with USG customers, Test Operations, maintenance, logistics, mission assurance, and Responsible Engineers is required. This position will act as a focal point between USG customer, lab, hardware and software engineering personnel.

Performs technical planning, data link communications lab test, system integration, risk and data analysis.

This position's primary work location is Point Loma supporting the C2P Program.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

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Our Responsibility . At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on the requirements below.


This requisition may be filled as a Test or Principal Test Engineer.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications for a Test Engineer:
2Years of related experience with Bachelors in Science;0 Years with Masters; additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Test Engineer:
5 years of related experiencewith Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD; additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Basic Qualifications for a Test Engineer and Principal Test Engineer:
Experience working directly with government/military personnel at government/military facilities
System Administration of LINUX, UNIX and Windows operating systems
Willing and able to support testing in SPAWAR labs in Point Loma
Must have an Active Secret Clearance

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Must have detailed experience with tactical data link MIL standards, requirements and test in a USG lab environment
  • Tactical Data Links such as LINK 16, JREAP A/C, SAT J, LINK 11, LINK 22. Familiar with MIL-STD-6016E & MIL-STD-6020 data forwarding
  • Experience with test tools such as (MLST3, JRE, and GM)
  • Experience with test tools such as (MLST3, JRE, and GM)
  • Systems engineering 'V' model knowledge
  • Knowledge of C2P and Combat Systems (AEGIS/BMD)
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


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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