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Northrop Grumman Principal Systems Test Engineer - (Ground Station / Flight Test) in Palmdale, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

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 Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) - Research, Technology, and Engineering (RT&E), Palmdale Aircraft and Integration Center of Excellence (PAICoE), Systems, Integration, Test and Evaluation (SIT&E) Department has an opening for a Ground Stations (GS) Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

Essential Functions:

Provide direction and oversight as 2nd shift GS Lead for Flight Test (FT) and Ground Test (GT) events, with the flexibility to work alternate shifts in emergency situations

Coordinates with 1st shift GS Lead for seamless handoff of FT/GT events and responsibilities

Supports GS modifications, upgrades, audits, inspections, maintenance, and security

Produce and maintain GS policies, procedures, training, and maintenance materials

Coordinates maintenance and upgrades with GS Responsible Engineers (REs) and Technicians

Participate in Risk & Opportunity Management, Root Cause / Corrective Action (RCCA) events, and Lean initiatives as required

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 other Systems Test Engineers, Managers, and Test Conductors.



Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of relevant engineering experience (electrical, aerospace, mechanical, etc); Master's Degree and 3 years; or PhD with 0 years

Previous experience with GS equipment and architecture

Active DoD Secret Clearance or higher with background investigation completed within the last 5 years

Ability to obtain and maintain program access

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of Flight Test best practices, processes, and procedures

Strong leadership, management, communication, and interpersonal skills

2 years of relevant experience providing guidance in a lead or leadership role

Excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward)

An active in-scope DoD Top Secret / SCI clearance

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 most positions.

Job Category : Engineering