Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Senior Test Engineer

Elkton, MD
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: TJK20180208-46820

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking a Senior Test Engineer for our Elkton, Maryland office.

The Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Missile Defense and Controls (MD&C) facility in Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton MD&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers.  The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and San Jose, CA.

Job Summary

Under broad direction, develop system testing scope, plan and estimates in collaboration with QA. Evaluate and recommend changes and/or tools to improve processes.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Works with cross functional, multi-discipline test teams. Interfaces with technicians, customers, vendors and management teams to resolve problems.
  2. Experience with Visual Basic, C++, and/or Matlab programming
  3. Participates in test execution, and resolving problems/failures.
  4. Reviews and evaluates test results and provides summary reports.
  5. Works directly with energetic test arrangements in the field and provides onsite electrical/instrumentation troubleshooting support.
  6. Perform Integrated Product Team (IPT) Test membership role.
  7. Provides expertise and field support in the setup and execution of instrumentation and data collection systems.
  8. Knowledge of network setup and administration desired.

Education and Experience

Requires BS in Aerospace, Electrical, Software or Computer Engineering & 4 years or Masters in Engineering & 2 years.

Other Requirements

A high degree of computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office, Matlab applications, test and drawing programs, and statistics is necessary. Must have good communication skills and be able to write and deliver presentations.

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.


Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: .Net, Automation, Electrical Codes, Electro-Mechanical Systems, Electrical Systems, Engineering, Electronic assembly, Specifications, System Controls, Tolerance specifications, Engineering
Group: Defense