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Northrop Grumman Principal Communications System Test Conductor 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 Communications System Test Conductor to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

The Communications System Test Conductor must have experience with instillation, integration and troubleshooting of aviation related communications systems or component sub-systems, RF Line of Sight, SATCOM and tactical networks.

Roles and Responsibilities:

System integration, test development/execution of various types of communications systems

Document system requirements and interfaces

Troubleshooting systems interacting and coordinating with responsible communications engineers responsible for sustaining communication sub-systems

Serve as an interface between the O&T organization and the engineers

Ensure communication system performance meets specified levels

Proactively maintain overall system performance of a deployed communication system

Perform troubleshooting, document issues and coordinate field replacements/upgrades of communications systems

Contribute to improvement of processes, design and future sustainment efforts.

Actively participate in Program Risk and Opportunity Management

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of relevant experience OR 3+ years with a Masters OR 0+ years with a Ph.D. OR HS Diploma/GED and with 9+ years of exempt experience or 18+ years of relevant non-exempt experience

  • Practical working experience with various types of RF systems

  • Active DOD Top Secret Security Clearance (within 5 year scope)

  • Aptitude to learn new material quickly.

  • Must be a self-directed technical performer with strong communication skills, demonstrated experience leading multi-disciplinary technical trades, and ability to develop & execute to a strategy

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required

  • Must possess working knowledge in Systems Engineering

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the integration and test of aviation related communications systems or component sub-systems

  • Working knowledge of communication engineering theory

  • Top Secret/SCI clearance with Active SSBI required with investigation date in last 5 years.

  • Prior communications systems test experience.

  • Prior experience with multiple program phases (Design, Development, Production, Operations) and experience working with engineering teams.

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.

Job Category : Mission and Quality Assurance

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