Northrop Grumman Engineering Test Manager 3 in Palmdale, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a EngineeringManager 3to lead the transformation of the test and evaluation enterprise across the NGAS sector into one that maximizes the use of Modeling and Simulation, integrates all aspects of Model Based Engineering, and drives the enterprise to align with the Model Based Acquisition. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

The person selected for this position will work with programs to integrate Mission Scenario, Interface Definition, Design, Software, T&E, and Sustainment with a comprehensive physics-based model set that aligns with our customer's Total Digital Transformation. He/she will be responsible for the instantiation of Model Based Engineering (MBE) principles into T&E on all Air programs. This will require bringing thought leadership, creativity, and innovation, along with detailed MBE knowledge, into the right side of the systems engineering V, to bring speed and agility to the T&E portion of program execution. Responsible for leading all cross-Directorate and cross-program MBE activities for the T&E organization. Responsible for ensuring Programs integrate the System Model with government- provided Threat Models and Mission Modeling (Sea and Air) to enable capabilities-based testing as well as specification verification. This will require the selected person to train, coach and mentor others within the enterprise. Must have strong technical and leadership skills, excellent oral and written communications.

This position will report to the Systems Integration, Test & Evaluation Director, and work directly with the Palmdale Vice President of Engineering on all Sector MBE initiatives.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. Candidate must be able to collaborate closely with system engineers, hardware designers, and integration/test engineers within Northrop Grumman and the Air Force and Navy.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university and 8 years of combined Systems Engineering or Test experience or a Master's Degree in STEM and 5 years of experience

  • Minimum three years team leadership experience; proven leader

  • Significant experience in Systems, Engineering,Integration and Test(SEIT)and/or Test and Evaluation applying Model Based Engineering (MBE) principles

  • An active in-scope DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance

  • The ability to obtain program access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience applying human performance principles, methodologies, and technologies to the design or testing of human-machine and human-computer systems and products

  • Published or presented papers on MBE

  • Active in SEAG and MBE forums

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

  • Active, In scope DoD Top Secret or SCI clearance

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