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Northrop Grumman Principal Airborne Systems Operator - Top Secret in Chantilly, Virginia

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Job Description:

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a Principal Airborne System Operator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Chantilly, VA. The selected candidate Conduct Mission System and Air Vehicle ground and flight tests, as a crewmember or non-crewmember, to support the System Specification verification process, Production Verification, and follow on testing. Defines plans, organizes and executes complex flight profiles and flight test events. Conducts briefings, debriefings, coordinates with maintenance personnel, engineers, and test directors to analyze and correct discrepancies. Act as engineering and data analysis liaison for Future Development Insertion for the System. Write technical reports for ground and flight test events. Attend Air Vehicle and Mission System Technical Interchange Meetings, Preliminary Design Reviews, Critical Design Reviews, and Flight Readiness Reviews. Support engineering with development of test plans, procedures, and test cards. When designated as Test Conductor, be responsible for overall conduct of test, act as engineering and data analysis liaison for test conducted, and write technical reports for ground and flight test events. May conduct demonstration flights with customers, government officials, or other personnel to exhibit aircraft performance, flying qualities and system capabilities.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Position requires 5 years of experience with Bachelors in Science; 3 years with Masters. 9 years of relevant experience may be used in lieu of education.

  • Must be familiar with aviation technical data and training development.

  • Ability to analyze situations to discover facts, knowledge, interpretations to carry out prescribe actions(s).

  • Must be proficient using MS Office applications and have had experience using imagery exploitation software such as Socet GXP.

  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as oral and written communication skills.

  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days a year.

  • Applicants must be a US citizen and have a current and active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance with ability to obtain a polygraph.

  • The ability to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days from submission.

  • Must meet medical requirements for an FAA Class 3 physical.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous simulator instructor experience.

  • A current SCI clearance and polygraph.

  • Flight experience and familiarity with PFPS, JMPS and/or FalconView mission planning software is highly desired.

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Job Category : Flight Operations