Northrop Grumman Airborne Systems Operator 4 in Patuxent River, Maryland

Airborne Systems Operator 4

Requisition ID: 18001907

Location(s): United States-Maryland-Patuxent River

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

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 located in Patuxent River, MD has an immediate opening for an Airborne Systems Operator 4 to work on an exciting new program.

Essential Functions:

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:

  • Must have experience with flight operations

  • Must be able to pass an FAA Class III flight physical.

  • Must have a minimum of 500 hours weapon system/mission system experience including: Signals elint, multi-function radar (SAR/ISAR/Surface search), ESM and EO/IR systems.

  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret clearance as well as the ability to obtain and retain a Program Security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical degree.

  • Experience as a TACCO/Mission Commander in EP3, P-3, P8, BAMSD or RQ-4 Global hawk aircraft.

  • Experience with technical research and the use of engineering data, electronic technical manuals, and tasking subject matter experts to lead complex projects from analysis to implementation utilizing established processes, development software, and team members desired.

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.

Title: Airborne Systems Operator 4

Location: Maryland-Patuxent River

Requisition ID: 18001907