Northrop Grumman Job Openings (2)

Staff Test Pilot

Requisition ID: 19021684

 

Contact: Jennifer Kuhl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Location: United States-Maryland-Baltimore
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Clearance Type: None
Shift: 1st Shift
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Test Pilot (level 5) to support our Developmental Engineering Flight Test Program in Linthicum, MD.

 

The responsibilities of the Test Pilot 5 include:

- Manages engineering integration of sensor programs onto test bed aircraft

- Oversees appropriate airworthiness approval process for widely varying aircraft configurations

- Completes test planning and appropriate risk management processes for flight test execution

- Operates various models of FAA Experimental, Research and Development test aircraft during both Civil Aircraft Operations and Public Aircraft Operations

- May conduct military utility demonstration flights with customers, government officials or other personnel

Basic Qualifications:

  • •Bachelor's degree with 14 years of relevant professional/military experience - OR - a Master's degree with 12 years of relevant professional/military experience
  • •Pilot graduate (long-course) of a military test pilot school (USNTPS, USAFTPS, ETPS or EPNER)
  • •Minimum three years of test pilot experience in developmental and/or operational flight test
  • •FAA Commercial Multi-Engine Land pilot certificate without a centerline thrust restriction
  • •FAA Second Class Medical
  • •Minimum 1500 hours First Pilot (USN/USMC) or Primary (USAF) flight time in turbojet, turbofan or turboprop aircraft
  • •Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. US citizenship is required.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • •Master's degree in engineering or related technical discipline
  • •FAA Airline Transport Rating (ATP)
  • •Previous experience in aircraft modifications, configuration and control and technical/operational review boards
  • •Familiar with government flight test organizations, ranges, and processes
  • •Top Secret security clearance within the past two years
  • •Technically and operationally familiar with airborne radar systems
  • •FAA type ratings and experience in multi-engine, non-centerline thrust aircraft

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


Principal/Senior Principal Aeronautical Engineer - Flight Test

Requisition ID: 19023765

Contact: Jennifer Kuhl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Location: United States-Maryland-Baltimore
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Clearance Type: None
Shift: 1st Shift
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an opening for an Aeronautical Engineer to join our Flight Test team. This position will be located in Baltimore, MD.

The Aeronautical Engineer will become a member of a unique organization within Northrop Grumman that provides the venue to flexibly showcase discriminating capabilities by taking Company products from the lab to the airborne environment on a fleet of highly modified testbed aircraft. The business area is focused on the design, analysis, modification, integration, ground and flight testing, and airworthiness certification of airborne surveillance and communication technologies onto manned and unmanned flying testbed aircraft.

The Aeronautical Engineer will be the department’s aerodynamic subject matter expert and will design and analyze aerodynamic modifications for our flying test bed aircraft fleet. The Candidate will work closely with a multi-disciplined team comprised of other Engineers, Pilots, Maintainers and Inspectors throughout the entire lifecycle of the air vehicle modification programs. The Candidate will also be a principal department interface with large Aeronautical Engineering staffing at other Northrop Grumman sectors and campuses.

The Aeronautical Engineer must be capable of leading and mentoring team members from other disciplines on aerodynamic design and analysis techniques and best practices related to air vehicle modification and configuration design. A strong background in the development of conceptual/preliminary aircraft design and aircraft modification is paramount, including configuration design, air vehicle integration and preliminary outer mold line surface design and loft. In addition, She/He should be well versed in core Flight Science disciplines including aerodynamics, performance, propulsion, stability and control, CFD, and mass properties. The Engineer will be expected to review a variety of data sources, assess an aerodynamic risk level, prepare briefings and communicate results both internally to Flight Test Department personnel during design and readiness reviews as well as externally to various Customers' Airworthiness Subject Matter Experts.

 

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • • Performing and leading aerodynamic design and analysis activities for air vehicle modifications
  • • Using an array of analysis tools ranging from low order methods to processing, interrogating and analyzing high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics simulations
  • • Developing aerodynamic loads to be used by Loads & Dynamics Engineers and Structural Analysts
  • • Supporting flight and ground test activities, including identifying test instrumentation and test data reduction and analysis
  • • Analyzing, investigating, and resolving non-routine problems
  • • Reviewing and preparing flight test plans and reports
  • • Assessing effects of modifications on aircraft performance and flying qualities, including added drag on takeoff and climb performance and effects on aircraft stability and control

The successful Candidate will be a self-starter, a team player, and possess the ability to research and effectively resolve technical issues both independently and as part of a large multi-disciplined team. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as interpersonal skills in order to coordinate with a variety of disciplines is also essential. Position also requires the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt quickly to frequently changing requirements.

This job may be filled as a Principal Aeronautical Engineer or a Senior Principal Aeronautical Engineer depending on the qualifications below.

 Basic Qualifications for a Principal Aeronautical Engineer:

  • • Bachelor's of Science degree or higher from an accredited university in Aerospace, Aeronautical, Mechanical engineering or related STEM area with 5 years of relevant experience or 3 years of relevant experience with an MS degree
  • • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance (This requires US Citizenship.)
  • • Knowledge of and familiarity with Federal Aviation Administration aircraft certification requirements
  • • Experience in processing aerodynamic data from analytical tools including CFD (computational fluid dynamics) and/or wind tunnel testing
  • • Ability and experience in creating detailed 3D CAD models using Siemens NX or similar software
  • • Experience using a CFD code (computational fluid dynamics) - e.g. panel code, vortex lattice, DATCOM

 Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Aeronautical Engineer:

  • • Bachelor's of Science degree or higher from an accredited university in Aerospace, Aeronautical, Mechanical engineering or related STEM area with 9 years of relevant experience or 7 years of relevant experience with an MS degree
  • • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance (This requires US Citizenship.)
  • • Knowledge of and familiarity with Federal Aviation Administration aircraft certification requirements
  • • Experience in processing aerodynamic data from analytical tools including CFD and/or wind tunnel testing
  • • Ability and experience in creating detailed 3D CAD models using Siemens NX or similar software
  • • Experience using a CFD code (computational fluid dynamics) - e.g. panel code, vortex lattice, DATCOM

Preferred Qualifications:

  • • Master's of Science or Master's of Engineering degree from an accredited university in Aerospace, Aeronautical, Mechanical engineering or related STEM area
  • • Experience performing aerodynamic analysis and interpreting results for the purpose of stability and control, performance predictions, loads & dynamics, engine inlet wake ingestion and air data impacts
  • • Experience in planning and executing wind tunnel tests
  • • Experience in aeroelasticity and flutter analysis
  • • Knowledge of and familiarity with MIL-HDBK-516 requirements
  • • Current FAA Flight Analyst Designated Engineering Representative (DER)
  • • Active Secret security clearance or higher clearance and ability to obtain SAP clearance
  • • Experience with envelope expansion flight test planning, interpreting flight test results

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Textron Aviation - Military-Experienced Sr. Test Pilot

Military-Experienced Sr. Flight Test Pilot-278100

I have started the process to hire a "Military-Experienced Sr. Flight Test Pilot" (requisition #278100). This position requires a graduate of a recognized formal test pilot school (such as USNTPS, USAF TPS, ETPS, National TPS, etc.), military strike-fighter or other air-to-ground tactical platform experience, and night vision goggle experience. This position has got to be one of the most interesting post-military test pilot flying positions imaginable -- every kind of flying in airplanes ranging from the King Air to Textron Aviation business jets to the AT-6 Wolverine and Scorpion. I'd like to hire as soon as possible, though I understand this process and candidate availability could take a while. If you are interested or know someone else who might be, please apply or forward the information, and feel free to reach out to me via LinkedIn or directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I look forward to hearing from you.

Click to see the complete job description.


Dan Hinson
Chief Pilot, Textron Aviation Defense & Special Mission Aircraft
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Electrical Engineer/Principal Electrical Engineer - Flight Test Systems

Electrical Engineer/Principal Electrical Engineer - Flight Test Systems

Requisition ID: 19023336

Contact - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location: United States-Maryland-Baltimore

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

Clearance Type: Ability to obtain a Secret clearance

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Start your future with a new mission, join Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems Sector! Northrop Grumman is seeking an Electrical Engineer to support our Flight Test organization, located in Baltimore, MD.

The Electrical Engineer performs technical planning, electrical systems design, electrical systems interface definition, electrical system integration, electrical system verification and validation test support, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.

Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Systems are typically radar systems.

The Electrical Engineer roles and responsibilities include:

  • •Work with a skilled team of experienced former military test pilots, system software and hardware experts, and other flight test professionals integrating and testing advanced electronic systems on board highly modified experimental aircraft
  • •Ensure logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
  • •Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation
  • •Occasionally (15-20% of time) operate out of customer locations (typically military test centers; domestically only, no overseas travel anticipated)
  • •Participate in systems test involving monitoring and operating systems while aircraft is involved in a flight test
  • •Must have excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills with demonstrated ability to lead working groups and technical interchange meetings
  • •Demonstrated ability to work independently under limited direction within the scope of an assignment and use independent judgment in determining methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria

The chosen candidate must have the ability and desire to work in a fast paced, fluid environment and adapt to frequently changing needs of programs and customers on a weekly or daily basis.

This job may be filled as an Engineer or a Principal Engineer based on the requirements below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • •Bachelor's of Science Degree in Electrical or Systems Engineering, or other related STEM degree and at least 2 years of relevant experience OR a Master's Degree in a STEM area with 0 years of relevant experience
  • •Experience with design, integration and/or troubleshooting of electrical systems
  • •Willingness and ability to fly on experimental aircraft
  • •The ability to obtain and maintain a US secret level security clearance; this requires US citizenship. Clearance must be obtained in a timely manner per business requirements.

Basic Qualifications for Principal:

  • •Bachelor's of Science Degree in Electrical or Systems Engineering, or other related STEM degree and at least 5 years of relevant experience OR a Master's Degree in a STEM area with 3 years of relevant experience
  • •Experience with design, integration and/or troubleshooting of electrical systems
  • •Willingness and ability to fly on experimental aircraft
  • •The ability to obtain and maintain a US secret level security clearance; this requires US citizenship. Clearance must be obtained in a timely manner per business requirements.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • •Knowledge of aircraft systems - primarily avionics, electrical power, and cooling
  • •Some experience with avionic systems development and testing
  • •MS Degree in Electrical or Systems Engineering
  • •Knowledge/familiarity with MIL-SPECs and FAA Requirements: MIL-STD-704, MIL W 5088 and 14 CFR Parts 23 and 25
  • •Previous experience following an avionics system from conceptual design, manufacturing, development, integration and test, through production
  • •Current Secret clearance or higher

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Test Pilot/Specialist - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Test Pilot/Specialist

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Lexington, MA

The engineering Test Pilot/Specialist is an essential member of the Flight Test Facility team and is responsible for conducting mission safety & test planning and operating highly modified manned and unmanned aircraft for the purpose of Research and Development.

The Test Pilot primary duties include:

  • Directly responsible for the safe and efficient conduct of the flights they are assigned.
  • Work effectively with small teams to engage with the engineering customer and ensure a smooth aircraft integration process.
  • Coordinate with the engineering customer to understand project scope, build schedules, write test plans (including flight profiles and test cards), analyze flight test risk, manage logistics, and coordinate airspace.
  • Actively contribute in technical information and test planning meetings, Configuration Control Boards, Safety Review Boards, First Flight Readiness Review Boards, preflight briefings and debriefings.
  • Communicate to engineering project personnel the results of test flights (ground and/or flight) including recommendations and lessons learned.
  • Observe company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), FAA rules and regulations, and proper use of safety and risk mitigation methods.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, local, DOD and foreign regulations as well as company policies and procedures specified in the company flights operations manual.            
  • Investigate, review, and comply with military range operating procedures.
  • Conduct other day-to-day administrative responsibilities required in the flight operations department (i.e. flight safety, training, record keeping, navigation tools/database maintenance, process development, etc). 
  • As the most visible Flight Test Facility representative to the Laboratory, must act with tact and decorum while ensuring efficient and safe flight operations.

Qualifications

  • Practical knowledge of flight test procedures with 5 years of flight test experience
  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with MEL privileges and at least Commercial SEL privileges
  • Current FAA Medical Certificate (First or Second Class)
  • Military Pilot experience is strongly preferred
  • Jet aircraft experience with type ratings desired
  • Experience in DeHavilland Twin Otter, Falcon 20, Gulfstream II/IV and single-engine Cessna desirable
  • Minimum of 2500 hours, including 1000 hours of turbine, at which at least 500 hours Pilot in Command (PIC) time.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent highly preferred.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with a variety of individuals, departments and organizations
  • Ability and willingness to work with irregular hours and work days
  • Ability to travel on short notice
  • Familiarity with FAA Certification processes and procedures are a plus
  • Familiarity with UAS systems is also desired
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain government (DoD) clearance

To Apply:

For a full position description and to apply, please visit https://careers.ll.mit.edu and search using requisition # 26452

For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

C-27J Spartan Integration Support – Joint Base Langley Eustis, Cruz Associates Inc.

C-27J Spartan Integration Support – Joint Base Langley Eustis

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA (www.cruzinc.us) has an open position and is looking for qualified candidates for a C-27J Project Integrator in support of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC) at the Technology Applications Program Office (TAPO).  The job location is Joint Base Langley Eustis (JBLE), Virginia, supporting integration and testing of a myriad of cockpit and avionics systems upgrades on C-27J Spartan aircraft.  Interested applicants should apply through the Careers page by completing the online application and uploading their resumes. 

Scope:  Provide subject matter support services for the modernization and cockpit upgrade program for USASOAC’s C-27J Spartan aircraft.  Successful performance requires extensive knowledge of the component and aircraft level qualification requirements and the ability to interface effectively with aircraft systems integrators, systems engineers, Original Equipment Manufacturer, Government airworthiness authorities, and other C-27J Users.

Responsibilities: (Not all encompassing)

  • Provides technical, analytical, and program management support for the C-27J aircraft programs.
  • Establishes and tracks metrics as they relate to cost, schedule and performance for the cockpit integration effort.
  • Develops concise and accurate performance specifications and procurement documents. 

  • Interprets, refines and integrates user requirements as they relate to the development process.
  • Assists in all technical reviews associated with cockpit integration efforts.
  • Independently estimates and evaluates cost and schedule and monitors vendor compliance with stated requirements.
  • Identifies potential risks and suggests appropriate courses of action should technical issues arise, or user requirements change.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum Education: BS in Engineering Management or Program Management or in a technical or aviation-related discipline; or equivalent experience in a related technical or aviation- related discipline.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience working in military aviation is required; 5 years of which involved acquisition experience (supporting prototype development, testing, qualification, and fielding of aviation systems or mission equipment).

Additional Customer Desired Characteristics:

  • Avionics specialty would be a desired specialty area.

Experience on the C-27J or C-130J highly desired.

Future Vertical Lift Integration Support – Joint Base Langley Eustis

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA (www.cruzinc.us) has an open position and is looking for qualified candidates for a Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Project Integrator in support of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC) at the Technology Applications Program Office (TAPO).  The job location is Joint Base Langley Eustis (JBLE), Virginia, supporting integration and testing of USASOAC’s FVL aircraft.  Interested applicants should apply through the Careers page by completing the online application and uploading their resumes. 

Scope:  Provide subject matter support services for the integration of Special Operations Aviation requirements into both the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) and the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA).  Successful performance requires extensive knowledge of component and aircraft level qualification requirements and the ability to interface effectively with aircraft systems integrators, systems engineers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Government airworthiness authorities, and various military users.

Responsibilities: (Not all encompassing)

  • Provide technical, analytical, and program management support for FVL aircraft programs.
  • Establish and track metrics as they relate to cost, schedule and performance for associated programs.
  • Develop concise and accurate performance specifications and procurement documents. 

  • Interpret, refine and integrate user requirements as they relate to the development process.
  • Assist in all technical reviews associated with equipment down select and integration efforts.
  • Independently estimate and evaluate cost and schedule and monitor vendor compliance with stated requirements.
  • Identify potential risks and suggests appropriate courses of action should technical issues arise, or user requirements change.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum Education: BS in Engineering Management or Program Management or in a technical or aviation-related discipline
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience working in military aviation is required; 5 years of which involved acquisition experience (supporting prototype development, testing, qualification, and fielding of aviation systems or mission equipment).

Additional Customer Desired Characteristics:

  • Engineering Test Pilot experience
  • Tilt rotor aircraft experience
  • Experience integrating aircraft into airborne or mobile ad hoc networks

Test Pilot - Airbus Mobile, AL

Airbus
Test Pilot - Mobile, AL

Position summary:

The Test Pilot, as Captain or F/O, is responsible for the conduct of all test flights associated with the production and acceptance of the aircraft.

The Test Pilot works closely with the Lead-Flight Test Engineers and Ground Test Engineers (L- FTE and GTE) to accomplish, safely and efficiently, all necessary flight and ground tests associated with the production and delivery of aircraft.

Click HERE for more information and to apply.

Please contact Captain Mark McCULLINS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.