Staff Systems Test Engineer - Environmental Test Group (Clearance Required) Azusa, CA

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman's Space Systems Sector out of Azusa, CA is hiring for a Staff Systems Test Engineer (Level 5) to join our Test Engineering division. This role will report on-site daily. We can accommodate partial teleworking, but this is fully dependent upon business/program/team need.

Candidate will synthesize customer contractual needs and requirements into system test solutions that acknowledges technical, schedule and cost constraints. The Staff Engineer will develop and direct preparation and execution of comprehensive test plans, procedures, and schedules for completing systems. The Staff engineer will perform electrical integration, ambient functional tests and system performance tests (in a thermal vacuum environment). The Staff engineer will generate scripts (automation) for functional and system performance testing. In the course of testing, you will be involved in troubleshooting HW/SW issues and provide communication throughout the team through status reports. The selected candidate will conduct customer presentations such as Test Readiness Reviews, Data Reviews, and will write test reports at the end of testing. The ideal candidate will need to support multiple shifts during 24/7 test events.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field & 14 years of experience in test engineering, OR a Master's Degree in a STEM field & 12 years of experience in test engineering, OR a PhD in a STEM field and 9 years of experience in test engineering

  • Expertise in thermal environment and electrical engineering (voltage, current, resistance) understanding

  • Expertise in electrical integration and test product development, and ability to generate and/or modify test plans and procedures

  • Ability to independently troubleshoot problems and find possible root causes related to test equipment, unit under test, and test procedures

  • Ability to provide accurate and concise status reports and findings

  • Ability to support 24/7 and multiple shifts during testing phases

  • Current & active DoD secret clearance or higher

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in a STEM field

  • Ability to apply electrical engineering principles in reviewing electrical schematics to define electrical integration test design, test plan, and procedures for a system level test activity

  • Ability to perform technical analysis of complete systems and prepares comprehensive system level evaluations

  • TS/SCI security clearance

Salary Range: $146,000 - $219,000

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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