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Flight Test Engineer 4

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Northrop Grumman Corporation

Patuxent River, MD

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Patuxent River, MD 20670


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 Mission Systems is hiring a Flight Test Engineer 4 for their facility in Patuxent River, MD. Duties for the EA-18G Flight Test Engineer 4 include but are not limited to:

Provide core team on site technical support (EA-1 and ACETEF) utilizing a Level of Effort methodology during the stated period of performance.

Coordinate at the Engineering level with Navy and Boeing to define and execute FOT&E test requirements

Maintain cognizant with the Bethpage System Integration Laboratory (SIL) and Baltimore Systems Integration Team operations to support FOT&E efforts

Provide technical assistance to troubleshoot anomalies

Coordinate implementation of corrections by Bethpage personnel

Attend aircrew briefing/de-briefing, and post flight requirements

Generate flight preparation inclusive of MPE generated mission cards associated with aircraft configurations

Review flight test data

Support short term detachments to China Lake

Provide on-site support for test operations of EA-18G Growler Aircraft at Patuxent River, MD. This effort also includes support for meetings, telecons, initial test planning,etc., to assist with the coordination of future EA-18G activities at NAWC-AD, Patuxent River

Primary CCS and MPE support. Responsible for the analysis of CCS performance and responding to issues related to CCS hardware and software operation. In addition this position is responsible for supporting the creation of mission cards as needed. During CCS test flights, the person may be required to monitor operations via telemetry. They will have a need to use the NGC laptop for AEA software and debug issues.

ALQ-218 and Data Analysis. Responsible for the analysis of ALQ-218 performance and responding to issues related to ALQ-218 hardware and software operations. In addition, this position is responsible for the overall data analysis tool used by the program office to gauge AEA performance. During ALQ-218 test flights, the person may be required to monitor operations via telemetry. They will have a need to use the NGC laptop for AEA software and debug issues.

On-aircraft Duties. Responsible for mechanical, electrical and RF lines for the pallet and wing tip pod. One of their primary functions are to assist troubleshooting of AEA WRA issues and facilitate WRA/SRA swaps. Additional responsibilities include the support equipment and NGC laptops that are used for debug and software troubleshooting.

On-site personnel may also be requested to support another aircraft deploying to Pax River for specific testing (i.e. if EA-18G, EA-2 travels to Pax for testing in the ACETEF chamber) or personnel may desire to cross train with other NGC engineers supporting F/A-18 E/F testing

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in a STEM Discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with 9 years of related experience to the job description; 7 years with a Master's Degree, 4 years with a PhD.

Active DoD Secret Clearance or higher.

Ability to work 1st and 2nd shift

Preferred Qualifications:

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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