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Northrop Grumman Principal Imagery Analyst in Patuxent River, Maryland

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global

security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide.

We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce, we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation. Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector has an immediate need for a Senior Principal Imagery Analyst to work in Patuxent River, Maryland. Seeking dependable SO/IA (sensor operator/ imagery analyst) professional knowledgeable in image processing and in the integration/operation of

sensor systems and peripheral equipment on the BAMS-D UAV platform.


  • Monitoring the sensor payload system

  • Regularly checking setup parameters of sensor equipment

  • Responding to ad-hoc and dynamic re-tasking as required by mission objectives based on customer requirements

  • Coordinating directly with pilot during tactical imaging portions of flight

  • Providing assistance to pilot in performing communications duties and emergency procedures

  • Coordinating with external users as required; maintains data logs collected during mission, and disseminates information

as needed.

  • Interacting with various contractors, government civilians, and military members during technical training and product


  • Working an operations support multiple shift schedule in support of the U.S. Navy


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma / GED with a minimum of 10 plus years of sensor operation, imagery, or related experience OR

Bachelor's with a minimum of 6 plus years of sensor operation, imagery, or related experience OR Master's degree

with a minimum of 4 plus years of sensor operation, imagery, or related experience

  • Active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance, or an inactive DoD Secret clearance (last active

within the past 2 years)

  • Ability to work on-site in Patuxent River, Maryland

  • Ability to support a multiple shift schedule (4 on, 4 off; rotating schedule for nights and days)

  • Ability to acquire Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Class III Flight Physical once aboard

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Military Aircrew with UAV Instructor Sensor Operator or Instructor Mission Payload Operator experience.

  • Previous Global Hawk experience.

  • Strong avionics and computer experience.

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 : Technical Support