Northrop Grumman Mission Planner - Engineer Systems Test 4 in Melbourne, Florida

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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Mission Planner Engineer Systems Test 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL before transitioning to Palmdale, CA.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop mission plans which include the peer review, 6 Degrees of Freedom (6DOF) checks of mission plans, testing mission plans in the simulator and laboratory

  • Participate in mission rehearsals and train pilots on the mission planning system

  • Coordinate with operations schedulers to obtain range clearances as well with internal and external agencies, and contribute to pre and post-test mission briefings

  • Administer computer equipment hosting mission planning system/tools, to include performance of audits, system security planning, etc

  • Work collaboratively with design engineers during the development and testing of the mission planning system to ensure requirements and capabilities are met

  • Overtime, odd shifts, weekend work will occasionally be required

  • This position requires temporary assignment to Melbourne, Florida for about 18-24 months then transition to Palmdale, California

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain program access

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Security clearance

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of flight test experience OR

  • Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 7 years of flight test experience OR

  • PhD Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 4 years of flight test experience

  • Proficient in the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS)

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a military aircraft mission planner

  • A current DoD Secret level security clearance, to include a Single Scope Background Investigation, a periodic reinvestigation, or an original adjudication date completed within the last 6 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Flight Mission Planning during Developmental Testing (DT) and Operational Test (OT) dynamic environments

  • Experience developing mission and test planning procedures

  • A current DoD Top Secret Clearance

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

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.

Job Category : Engineering