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Principal / Sr Principal Test & Integration Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.
At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.
The Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!
Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Test Engineer based out of Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.
What You'll get to Do:

  • The candidate's primary responsibility is to work as a member of the Integration & Test Functional Area to develop innovative solutions in support of various I&T projects and experiments.
  • Assist with the organization and participation in Flight and Ground Tests
  • The candidate must also be able to act as a technical interface to MDA working level counterparts on an as-required basis.
  • Ability to work with the customer to understand the needs of the project and find ways to satisfy those needs within the resource constraints.
  • The candidate will be responsible for identifying required resources, developing and understanding mission objectives for the system(s) under test, developing data archival and analysis plans, and developing post mission reports.
  • The candidate will be responsible for configuration management and control of test resources, articles, and tools for data collection during the event.
  • The candidate will also serve as the I&T liaison to other test participants and test managers.
  • Will develop and maintain the test architecture which includes all articles under test. The candidate will also develop any supplemental procedures required to ensure successful execution.
  • Travel can be expected but will likely average 1-2 trips per year. Non-standard work hours are highly likely during event execution.

    Qualifications:

    Basic Qualifications:
    If applicable, please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume.
    • An active Secret clearance is required.
    • Principal Level: 5 Years with Bachelor's degree in a related field; 9 years' experience in lieu of a degree.
    • Sr. Principal Level: 9 years with Bachelor's degree, or 13 years experience in lieu of a degree
    • Experience with planning and managing flight, ground test, and Warfighter events.
    • Understand and have had previous experience with various event board approval structures, including MDIOC and BMDSS support processes, the MDA/BC approval chain and National Team engineering boards (PERB, CEAT).
    • Possess an understanding of systems engineering processes and logistics principles, including artifact generation (e.g. specifications, Interface Control Documents, System Architecture Descriptions, Use Cases, Trade Studies, etc). Experience with network applications and networking concepts is desired along with experience with military systems used in missile defense such as AN/TPY2, SBIRS/BOA, Aegis, THAAD, Patriot, and SBX, including their operational characteristics.
    • Candidates must have experience working in an integrated team environment with other systems, software, and specialty engineers to develop solutions using NT or similar processes and methods.
    • The candidate must possess strong verbal/written communications skills enabling him/her to work effectively in a small technical team environment, and to accurately represent test perspectives to system architects, software designers, other testers and test support personnel, the Government customer, and personnel in other MDA programs. Preferred Qualifications:
      • The candidate must possess strong verbal/written communications skills enabling him/her to work effectively in a small technical team environment, and to accurately represent test perspectives to system architects, software designers, other testers and test support personnel, the Government customer, and personnel in other MDA programs.
      • The successful candidate will have a demonstrable ability to develop briefings and convey complex ideas in writing, be comfortable working in a team environment, be a quick study, hard worker, and interested and capable of adapting to changing technology.
      • Experience in Ballistic Missile defense systems is highly desired.
      • Ability to analyze high level needs and through a structured and logical approach refine the need into an integrated set of requirements that leads to a fielded product.
      • Ability to lead portions of the activity and direct the activities of fellow engineers. What We Can Offer You:
        Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:
        • Health Plan
        • Savings Plan
        • Paid Time Off
        • Education Assistance
        • Training and Development
        • Flexible Work Arrangements
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          Principal Level
          Salary min: $83,600
          Salary max: $125,400
          Sr. Principal Level
          Salary Min: $103,680
          Salary Max: $155,520

          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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.
          Additional Northrop Grumman Information:
          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.

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