Associate Engineer Systems Test
Northrop Grumman
Melbourne, FL

About $95,000 - $120,000 a year

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 Systems Test Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.

The selected candidate will synthesize customer contractual needs and requirements into system test solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule and cost constraints.

Essential Functions:
Perform requirements analysis and decomposition including developing derived requirements as needed to test the system

Develop test equipment and simulation requirements

Develop Testability Requirements

Support Systems Engineering to develop Verification Cross Reference Matrices

Develop Test Planning Detail Sheets

Develop Test Plans and Detailed Procedures

Support Test Equipment Checkout and System Integration


Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field of study with internships OR coursework in software/hardware testing

Must have an active U.S. Government security clearance at the DoD Secret or Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years

Ability to obtain Special Program Access (PAR) prior to commencement of employment

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, Computer Science, Physics, or Mathematics

Experience in one or more of the following areas: air vehicle lab testing, flight controls testing in a lab environment, systems development experience; knowledge of architectures, Mission Systems, Mission Planning, Communications, Datalinks, Computer networks, Sensors, Avionics, COTS hardware, Integration, and/or Test.

Experience testing manned or unmanned aircraft (via labs, ground or flight testing) or similar system test experience

Must be able to take instruction to develop, execute, and maintain system test procedures for a complex subsystem/system

Knowledge of automated software testing methodologies and processes

Knowledge of the following tools, DOORS®, ViTech CORE, Fundamentals of Systems Engineering, VISIO®, CPLM, and Automated Testing (Python, C++, Java).

Lab Test experience with air vehicle testing, Failure Modes and Effects (FMET), vehicle management system testing, fuel, flight controls testing, or actuator testing

Demonstrated leadership abilities to effectively lead a small team through all phases of integration and test from the design of test philosophy to delivery to the customer.

Demonstrated the ability to lead timely resolution of technical issues by leveraging the appropriate mix of resources.

Effective Communication: Must be able to convey the results of the test both verbally and written to the management staff.

Demonstrated ability to meet very short deadlines and multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.

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.