Ground Test Engineering Manager 2Edwards Afb, 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for a Ground Test Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation organization on the STRIKE Flight Test Operations (FTO) team. This leadership role is located in EAFB, CA.

This selected candidate will lead and provide functional management for a team of 15-20 system test engineers & test conductors. The ground test engineering manager will serve as the link between the Flight Test Maintenance Engineering team and the Flight Test Operations team.

The selected candidate will possess an extensive aviation test engineering background with strong technical and leadership skills. This position requires strong communication skills to support extensive executive-level interaction. The Ground Test Engineering Manager will collaborate with government and contractor leaders to develop detailed test plans and drive an integrated team approach to problem solving. A thorough understanding of flight test safety planning, test operations, and test reporting is required.

This leader will be responsible for developing resource forecasts and achieving cost and schedule performance goals for their team. Candidate must be willing to work extended shifts and odd hours to support flight test execution objectives.

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 you 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 develop 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.

The Selected Candidate must be willing to work any shift depending on the business needs: 4x10 schedule (Mon-Thurs) 1st shift; 4x10 (Mon-Thurs) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule Fri, Sat, Sun) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sat, Sun) 1st shift.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in engineering, OR a Masters degree in a STEM Discipline AND 7 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering OR 5 years with a PhD

  • Must have experience in a system test environment.

  • Must have previous leadership/management experience.

  • Must have an Active DoD Secret clearance or higher (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled (continuous evaluation).

  • Must have ability to obtain and maintain Program Access (PAR) within a reasonable period, as determined by the company to meet its business needs

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Significant experience in a developmental/operational test maintenance environment

  • Experience in a US Air Force Combined Test Force (CTF)

  • Experience leading an aircraft operation under DCMA Instruction 8210 oversight

  • Strong ability to communicate complex technical issues and solutions

Salary Range: $138,100 - $207,100

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.