Director Test Pilot Engineering 1 - Northrop Grumman

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Locations - United States-Maryland-Baltimore

Time Type - Full time

Job Requisition ID - R10129952


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time


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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. We have a wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies. Our differentiated battle management and cyber solutions deliver timely, mission-enabling information and provide superior situational awareness and understanding to protect the U.S. and its global allies.

Oversee all aspects of mission system flight testing to include text fixture design, procurement, production, aircraft integration and eventual airborne flight test for over 40 programs per year. Ensure full FAA and DoD airworthiness compliance for entire aircraft fleet for airborne operations as well as aircraft modifications and maintenance. Oversee all aspects of the Sector maritime target assets to include full Coast Guard compliance for crew and the vessels.  Ensure maritime target requirements are met across the mission system portfolio. Oversee departmental capital resources and projects to ensure optimum test readiness of both the aircraft and maritime fleet. Oversee and manage the professional development of the flight test and maritime test personnel. Maintain a strong liaison with the Sector leadership and strategic initiatives to optimize test resource availability and configurations with appropriate Sector/Corporate priority programs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree with STEM discipline or Bachelor degree and appropriate experience leading technical teams
  • Minimum 10 years of experience with DoD-related flight test activities
  • Graduate of military test pilot school long course (NavyTest Pilot School, Air Force Test Pilot School, Empire Test Pilot School (UK), or EPNER Test Pilot School (FR)
  • Active DoD Secret or DoE equivalent with the ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret security clearance
  • Working knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations regarding Experimental certificated aircraft operations and maintenance

Preferred qualifications:

  • MS in engineering discipline
  • Experience with Experimental R&D aircraft operations
  • Experience with mission system integration/modifications to aircraft
  • Qualified experimental test pilot with over 1500 hrs PIC
  • Ability to maintain FAA Class II medical qualification

Salary Range: $194,800.00 - $292,200.00

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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.

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.


Posted 4 October