San Diego, CA
Requisition ID: R10086603
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1
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 (NGAS) has an exciting career opportunity for a Test Manager (Engineering Manager 2) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in support of the MQ-4C Triton program test activities.
This position will be located at Rancho Bernardo, CA.
The Triton STE Lead and Section Manager reports to the Triton Test IPT Lead, Triton System Center Lab Manager and the Triton Test IPT Development Lead.
The programmatic duties include but are not limited to supporting coordination and planning on ongoing as well as proposals for future Triton Development efforts. The Triton STE Lead will also work across IPTs and schedule the assets in the Triton System Center in order to drive integration and test execution efforts across Triton Sustainment and Development. This includes overseeing the development, checkout and formal execution of SYSIII Test Procedures, ensuring the timely CDRL delivery of formal Test Summary Reports; doing so may also involve active participation in test execution to meet program schedule. The Triton STE Lead and Section Manager is also responsible for ensuring appropriate Lab Operations staffing support across first, second and weekend shifts.
Responsibilities also include working across IPTs to ensure that the integration schedule timing meets the integration needs for both Test and other Triton IPTs. The Triton STE Lead and Section Manager is also responsible for overseeing the development and release of the Integrated Test Plan as well as Test Readiness and Post Test Readiness Review presentations for each applicable IFC. The Triton STE Lead and Section Manager is also responsible for maintaining Test Like You Fly testing methodologies in SYSIII testing as well as maintaining the TLYF database for any exceptions taken defining limitation in Lab Test that could result in different system performance during SYSIV Testing. Finally, The Triton STE Lead and Section Manager is expected to participate in Weekly Wall Walk and daily Hotwash meetings as well as any other meeting required to drive progress on Triton Programmatic efforts.
The functional homeroom duties include, but are not limited to; attending functional staff meetings, management of personnel (performance reviews, goal setting and coaching), coordination of job assignments, staffing, recruiting, developing process improvement plans and providing input, guidance and review for policies, processes, and procedures. The Section Manager duties will require 10-20% of the manager’s time.
The candidate must have excellent communication skills, understand the company’s flight test requirements, procedures, and be capable of working in a matrix environment with multiple sources of management guidance. Candidates must be able to support extended shifts, occasional weekends, and holidays. Occasional travel to other Northrop Grumman sites will be required.
Bachelor’s of Science Degree in (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math along with 9 years related technical experience; OR 7 years with a Master’s
Experience in executing test (lab, ground and/or flight)
Active DoD Secret Clearance
Specific experience in lab, ground and flight test planning/execution
Experience in a flight test engineering leadership position
Experience as a manager
Experience in flight test of unmanned air vehicles
Experience as a Cost Account Manager and/or with Earned Value Management
Active DoD Top Secret clearance
Salary Range: $130,500 USD – $195,700 USD
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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.
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 most positions.
Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer
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