Sr. Principal Mission Planner - Grand Sky-19019154

Location: Emerado
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift



At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact peoples lives around the world today, helping preserve freedom and democracy. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is seeking a Senior Principal Mission Planner at our Grand Sky Autonomous Capabilities Center in America's 1st UAS Business Park, Grand Sky, minutes from Grand Forks, ND. Our Center pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences, all to provide a decisive advantage to the warfighter. For more information about the Grand Forks region, see Come be a part of our mission!



Position Description: Serve as lead Global Hawk Mission Planner at Grand Sky, to include both process development and individual mission plan production in a dynamic flight test, simulation test, and/or operational environment. Principal efforts are in support of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers, as well as to support Grand Sky mission engineering and flight test activities. Work with vendors and support organizations to establish/configure mission planning tools and software. Produce aircraft mission plans to accomplish test, training and/or operational objectives in accordance with company and customer standards, to include configuration control via approved engineering release process. Assess mission issues and risks, and develop resolutions to meet customer objectives. Act as the central point of contact for customer and company program organizations to ensure adherence to procedures and meet mission success. Develop routing and contingency logic, as required. Produce related mission planning products for customers to review mission tasking and applicable intelligence. Develop any mission planning training, exercise support or contingency operations in accordance with applicable standards. Coordinate airspace requirements with applicable domestic and international agencies depending on flight profiles. Coordinate with/provide reporting to program managers, and may be responsible for ensuring all cost, schedule and technical requirements of assigned mission and projects are coordinated, prepared and accurate. Occasional domestic and/or international travel is required.





Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline with 9 years of experience in aviation or related flight operations OR a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline with 7 years of relevant experience OR a PhD in a STEM discipline with 4 years of relevant experience.
  • 4 years of Mission Planning experience
  • Active Interim Secret Clearance
  • Able to travel approx. 10% of the time, domestic and/or international

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using Air Force Mission Support System (AFMSS) and/or Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS). Global Hawk preferred
  • Former military aircrew and/or Global Hawk experience
  • Ability to work independently with meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience interacting with international government, military, or other organizations and/or personnel
  • Active 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, martial 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 ID: 19019154

  Reasons to apply:

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
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