Northrop Grumman Airborne Systems Operator 3 - in Palmdale, California

  • Level 3 ASO -

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 Tactical Coordinator/Sensor Operator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located at Edwards AFB, CA.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. Candidate must be comfortable in a lab environment and be able to collaborate closely with system engineers, hardware designers, and integration/test engineers.

Tactical Coordinator/Sensor Operator for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) during developmental test, production test and operational flights. Remotely operates vehicle mission system sensor suite to determine compliance with specification and operational suitability during engineering tests and flight test/demonstration support through specifically prescribed tests and mission profiles. Defines, plans, organizes and executes complex flight profiles and flight test events. Conducts briefings and debriefings, and coordinates with maintenance personnel, engineers, and test directors to analyze and correct sensor suite discrepancies. May conduct demonstration flights with customers, government officials or other personnel to exhibit vehicle sensor suite performance, qualities and capabilities. Duties as mission planner when assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

At least 5 years with a Bachelor's degree; 3 years with

Masters; 0 years with PhD.

An DoD Interim Secret clearance is required.

Must have experience as flight operations or flight test crewmember and be able to pass FAA 2 nd Class flight physical.

Minimum of 500 hours weapon system/mission system experience including multifunction radar (SAR/ISAR/Surface search), ESM and EO/IR systems.

Advanced user-level computer skills required within flight, simulator, and MS Office environments.

Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, weekends and holidays.

The ability to obtain and retain a Program Security Clearance is required as condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree in Aviation, Aerospace or Science field strongly preferred.

Experience as a TACCO/Mission Commander in P3, P8, BAMSD, RQ4

Global hawk or other ISR aircraft strongly preferred.

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.

Test Pilot School graduate desired.

  • Top Secret clearance

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.