Principal / Sr Principal Imagery AnalystUnknown City, MD

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Are you ready to start defining possible with Northrop Grumman? If so, our Defense Systems is seeking a Principal / Sr Principal Sensor/Instructor Sensor Operator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within the Global Advanced Capabilities & Operations Unit (GAC&O) organization.

You will analyze aerial and ground permanent record imagery developed by a photographic and electronic means, and plan and recommend the use of all ground and aerial sensor systems for surveillance and reconnaissance missions. You WIll also utilize principles and techniques of photogrammetry and employ electronic, mechanical, and optical devices to obtain information from permanent record images. You will obtain intelligence by studying and analyzing imagery produced by aerial sensor systems. Determine target coordinates for accurate location of imagery analysis findings. Prepare imagery analysis reports and products.

This role is a part of our Logic Center Flight Operations team. The Logic Center directly supports our Q-4 CLS and AFSAT contracts abroad. Our work provides sustained guidance, leadership, and expertise to our customers. You will also interact, interface and work with customers from many backgrounds from many countries.

Essential Functions:

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) on sensor payloads and operation.

  • Providing instruction regarding ISAR, EO, IR, SAR and MMTI/GMTI collections.

  • Providing analytical support in troubleshooting with reference to technical orders, engineering documents and safety documents.

  • Maintain flight qualification and be the model of proper crew resource management.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal: High School diploma and 10 years of relevant experience in imagery/sensor exploitation; Bachelors Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline with 6 years of relevant experience; or Masters Degree with 4 years relevant experience.

  • Sr Principal: High School diploma and 14 years of relevant experience in imagery/sensor exploitation; Bachelors Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline with 10 years of relevant experience; or Masters Degree with 8 years relevant experience.

  • Willing to travel 50%.

  • Must meet medical requirements for worldwide travel.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid U.S. passport.

  • FAA 3rd Class medical.

  • Have an active DoD Secret clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have an active Top Secret clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).

Salary Range: $80,600 - $121,000

Salary Range 2: $99,900 - $149,900

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.