Staff Test Conductor - SurvivabilityPalmdale, 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 Staff Test Conductor - Survivability to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation organization. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

In this role, the selected candidate will perform the Low Observable (LO) testing and verification working for our Depot and Modification Center (D&MC). They will be required to understand LO requirements, plans, and test requirements; coordinate and develop the required tools, materials, and tests. The selected candidate will provide test development and execution for B-2 Bomber and special projects programs that are working to maintain and improve the low observables/signature management for current and future platforms.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Coordinating LO requirements with radar cross section (RCS) designers and supportability/maintainability engineers to ensure the system meets LO requirements.

  • Performing RCS analysis using tools such as KNOWBELL or Pioneer.

  • Testing current and future LO materials/processes for integration onto D&MC articles.

  • Integrating Low Observable technologies and design requirements into current and future designs

  • Providing guidance and assistance to D&MC technicians on application of LO materials and processes.

We offer flexible work arrangements, a 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a High school Diploma/Equivalent AND 18 years of qualifiable, related professional/military experience to include a background in a LO engineering/maintenance/application environment OR an Associate of Science degree AND 16 years of qualifiable, related professional/military experience to include a background in a LO engineering/maintenance/application environment OR a Bachelor of Science degree AND 14 years of qualifiable, related professional/military experience to include a background in a LO engineering/maintenance/application environment OR a Master of Science degree AND 12 years of qualifiable, related professional/military experience to include a background in a LO engineering/maintenance/application environment OR a Ph.D. AND 9 years of qualifiable, related professional/military experience to include a background in a LO engineering/maintenance/application environment

  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

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

  • Willingness to travel 10% of the time

  • Must be willing to work various shifts depending on the business needs, including but not limited to: 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS, MS, or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics

  • Experience in developing, designing and implementing RCS tests

  • Experience with indoor and/or outdoor RCS testing

  • Experience using near field imaging systems

  • Experience using RCS data processing software

  • Familiarity with analytical EM theory

  • Active Special Program Access (SAP)

Salary Range: $149,900 - $224,900

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.