Principal / Senior Principal Flight Test Engineer - Loads/DynamicsEdwards 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 has an opening for a principal / senior Principal Flight Test Engineer (Loads/Dynamics to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation organization.

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

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 Systems Test Team is looking for experienced Flight Test Engineers to contribute to, and monitor acceptance tests during production, as well as first flight and beyond for a prototype aircraft and one of the nation's most important test programs.

The selected candidate will develop system knowledge of the prototype aircraft and be responsible for the safe and efficient data collection to verify requirements of the program and ultimately provide a platform for the warfighter. To do this, they will review and evaluate test requirements to ensure completeness of the test program, support and host test planning working groups, and be responsible for the authoring of acceptance test plans and detailed test plans. Using their test plans, these test engineers will monitor data during acceptance tests and ground and flight tests and perform data analysis to ensure the requirements meet the customer's needs.

The candidate must have excellent communication skills, must work well in a team environment, and must also be able to work independently in a dynamic environment because they will be responsible for making real-time decisions during testing regarding safety, efficiency, and effectiveness. They will be a subject matter focal point between maintenance, design engineering, and test site team - contractor and customer.

"This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below."

Basic Qualifications:

" This requisition may be filled at either a Principal or a Sr. Principal Flight test Engineer level"

Principal Flight Test Engineer

• A Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM Degree).

• A minimum of 5 years of applicable experience with a BS or 3 years with a MS in (STEM).

Senior Principal Flight Test Engineer

• A Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM Degree).

• A minimum of 9 years of applicable experience with a BS or 7 years with a MS in (STEM)

Both Principal and Sr Principal level

• Fixed wing aerodynamics experience

• Broad knowledge of wind tunnel data analysis and transformation techniques

• DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance as well as the ability to obtain a Special Program Access clearance.

• This position also requires experience in a control room environment.

• Overtime, odd shifts, and weekend work will occasionally be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

• In depth knowledge of or test experience, to include control room monitoring.

• Graduate level academic concentration in aerodynamics and Parameter Identification

• Aerodynamic/propulsion force and moment accounting

• Stability and Control experience

• Experience in Wind Tunnel test support role resulting in timely data reduction and database generation

• Flight test data analysis including system and parameter identification experience

• Experience with Aerodynamic database development for Six Degree of Freedom simulators

• Experience in MATLAB

Salary Range: $95,000 - $142,400

Salary Range 2: $117,700 - $176,500

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.