Sentinel (GBSD) Test Engineering Manager 3 - 8047-1

Northrop Grumman



Roy, UT


Position summary

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Test Engineering Manager 3 to lead a Aircraft Integration & Test Team for the Sentinel program. This position will serve as the test lead for the Secondary Launch Platform - Airborne (SLP-A). The position is located in Roy, UT. Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force's sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

What You**'**ll Get To Do:
Leads a highly diverse team of engineers and supplier engineering teams performing test planning, test execution, and test reporting for a new Command & Control system being integrated into the Navy E-6B aircraft, as well as https://U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman labs. Performs technical planning and product ownership of all I&T deliverables, and serves as the contract lead POC on site for SLP-A deliveries. Performs lab, ground, and flight tests for development and formal verification of requirements for the SLP-A subsystem for the Sentinel program. Serves as engineering focal point for integration of SLP-A capabilities into Sentinel flight tests (live missile launches) as part of the overall program test master plan.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
• 401k
• Educational Assistance
• Life Insurance
• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
• Paid Time Off
• Health & Wellness Resources
• Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

You**'**ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 8 years of related experience or a Master's Degree and 6 years of related experience
  • 3 years of formal management experience
  • US Citizenship with an Active DoD Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance and Special Program Access.
  • 4 years of experience with aircraft flight test or complex system integration on a military aircraft
  • 2 years of Cost/Schedule responsibility as Cost Account Manager (CAM)
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • US Citizenship with an Active Top-Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 6 years) with the ability to receive a Special Access Program (SAP) certification.
  • Graduate of DoD or National Test Pilot School
  • Experience of leadership of dynamic, high visibility flight test execution
  • 2 years of NAVAIR flight test experience
  • Strategic Systems Command and Control experience
  • Operates independently with little to no supervision, and the ability to establish a solid working relationship with technical staff, peers, and customers
  • Strong background in managing and developing test and verification requirements
  • Expertise in agile processes and Atlassian tools
  • Able to assimilate information from multiple sources, create coherent plans and then execute those plans
  • Background of working with and/or managing a contractor/supplier team
  • Experience leading technical teams of 20 people or more.
  • Effectively communicate and present to project and program management, other technical managers and customers


Salary Range: $138,400 - $207,600

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. https://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 .

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 . https://U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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