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B-2 Flight Test Engineering Manager 2

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Northrop Grumman Corporation

Edwards, CA

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Edwards AFB, CA 93524


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.

The B-2 Flight Test team is seeking a candidate to fill the dual role of the B-2 Flight Test Engineering Manager and B-2/F-35 Flight Test Engineering Section Manager to lead a team of 10 Flight Test Engineers, System Test Engineers, and Control Engineers.

The role of the B-2 Flight Test Engineering Manager includes being responsible for all facets of B-2 Flight Test Planning and Execution in multiple technology areas. Flight test planning includes requirements development, verification development, detailed flight test planning, and test event preparation. Test execution includes leading the conduct of ground and flight test. Candidates must be familiar with both facets with in depth knowledge in one or both areas. Candidates must be familiar with four primary technology areas, communications, defensive management, weapons integration, and navigation systems and possess an in depth knowledge in one or more areas. Candidates must be able to understand the role of flight test engineering, along with the roles of supporting organizations in executing flight test programs. Candidates must be able to provide leadership and direction to other Flight Test Engineers, System Test Engineers, and Control Engineers on a tactical and strategic basis, as well as, being able to perform Flight Test Engineering functions when required.

Candidates must be capable of supporting business development activities, support proposals (generate schedules and cost estimates), and support design reviews for B-2 and other platforms. Candidates must be capable of being responsible for cost, schedule and technical performance for various programs in the Systems Test IPT. This includes management of budgets using EVMS, EVMS reporting tools, accountable for cost and reporting any variances.

As B-2/F-35 Flight Test Engineering Section Manager, manage and support a 10 member team working multiple platforms and projects in the Antelope Valley area in the area of flight test engineering. Requirements of this role include performing functional homeroom duties such as attending functional staff meetings, management of personnel (performance reviews, goal setting & coaching), coordination of job assignments, staffing, recruiting, developing process improvement plans and providing input, guidance and review for policies, processes and procedures related to the Flight Test Center of Excellence.

Must have excellent communication skills and understand both government and company flight test requirements and procedures. Must be capable of working in a heavily matrixed environment with multiple sources of management guidance. Candidates must be capable of supporting shift work including extended shifts, shift rotation, weekends and occasionally holidays. Must be able to travel in support of test activities.

Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor of Science Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math

- Minimum of 5 years of relevant flight test experience with an emphasis on test planning and conduct.

- Must have an active DOD Secret clearancewith an investigation in the last 6 yearsand the ability to obtain and retain a DOD Top Secret and SAP clearances

Preferred Qualifications:

- Master of Science degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM)

- Current Top Secret Clearance and current or previously held B-2 SAP accesses

- Flexibility to work additional flight assignments beyond the defined requirements of this position

-Previous leadership experience preferred

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.

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Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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