Systems Engineer Planner 2/3 - TS/SCI-19016703

Location: Fairfax
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: SCI
Number of Openings : 2
Shift : 2nd Shift

Are you motivated to work in an environment that will challenge you, force you to continuously innovate, and work on solutions that make a difference for our customers Do you want to be part of an inclusive, collaborative, and agile
team If so, there is a future for you to support a highly visible and strategic program at Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Mid-Level Systems Planners within our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The positions are located in Fairfax, VA. The qualified Planner(s) must be self-motivated, hardworking and capable of providing planning and targeting support to integrate and synchronize operations and exercises on an agile program. The ideal candidates will develop solutions to increasingly difficult and complex problems, utilizing ingenuity, thoroughness, and practicality; and perform their work with minimal direction or oversight. The candidates must understand how their tasks fit within the overall program operational objectives and perform their work
accordingly. The junior and/or mid-level Systems Planner(s) will have the opportunity to engage with NGC leadership, external business partners and customers, as required to provide operational planning information for the program. The candidate will support an off-site System and Operation & Maintenance program located in various geographic locations to perform in a team of cross-discipline specialty engineers, and be responsible for (but not limited to) the following tasks:

Employ the use of operations theory and tactics, techniques, and procedures.
Plan and schedule activities for the operation of a complex real-time system.
Manage tasking priorities to provide de-confliction of assets and resources for 24/7 operational systems.
Support re-planning for contingency and emergency operations.
Work within a dynamic team environment across multiple platforms and computing systems.

The position is currently for a 1st Shift, with the potential to shifting to various shifts, in support of 24/7 operations. Initial work will begin during normal day shift hours, but will transition to shift work. Shift work will be required during training and testing activities, as well as operations. The candidates should be prepared to work different shifts when required. Preferred candidate would be willing to sit and obtain a polygraph, but is not required to start.


This position is located in Fairfax, VA, and may be filled as a level 2 or 3.


Basic Qualifications:
Level 2: Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or a related STEM discipline from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 2 years of related experience or a Masters Degree with no experience required,
Level 3: Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or a related STEM discipline from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 5 years of related experience, a Masters Degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience, or a PhD with no experience required

An active TS/SCI Clearance and the willingness to sit for a Polygraph
Experience planning complex activities in an IT environment.
Highly proficient in Microsoft Windows and Office applications (e.g., Project, Word, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint, XML).
Strong technical writing skills.
Demonstrated experience in high tempo operational environments.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience Creating and Troubleshooting execution tools.
Experience with various graphical user interfaces used to plan test activities.
Experience with .cshrc, Visual Basic, and Python scripting.
Possess a working knowledge of operations theory; employment; and tactics, techniques and procedures.
Familiarity with security policy and execution.
Self-motivated with the ability to proactively complete assigned tasks with minimal oversight.
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact with a variety of stakeholders including engineers, management, sub-contractors, crews and the customer.
Strong verbal/written communication skills along with the ability to work well within a team environment

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 ID: 19016703

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  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.
SCI Required
No - Teleworking not available for this position