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Mission Plan Analysis Engineer

Requisition ID: R10070549

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Emerado, ND, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Mission Plan Analysis engineer needed to support the RQ-4 High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) programs in Grand Sky, ND. This role is located on-site in Grand Sky, ND and would require up to 10% travel in support of program needs. The selected candidate’s primary task will be flight plan mission analysis.

This position can be filled at either the Associate Engineer or Engineer level.

Essential Functions include the following:

  • Flight plan mission analysis for the HALE program using 6DOF simulation and various UAV route analysis tools
  • Work with mission planners to develop UAV routing
  • He/she will serve as technical spokesman for mission analysis with customers, including preparation and presentation of technical briefings
  • He/she will have sufficient multi-disciplinary knowledge to direct or mentor subordinate personnel on HALE mission profiles
  • He/she may be called upon to support proposal preparation efforts and new project activities, including responsibility for project technical aspects, cost, schedule, and reviews

Basic Qualifications for Associate Engineer:

  • Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) with 0 years of experience
  • Candidate must have excellent communication, analysis and problem solving skills and be able to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment. 

Basic Qualifications for Engineer:

  • Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) with 2+ years of relevant industry experience or 0 years' experience with a Masters STEM degree
  • Candidate must have excellent communication, analysis and problem solving skills and be able to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Flight test experience
  • Pilot experience
  • Familiar with Flight Sciences
  • Knowledge of fixed-wing aircraft flight dynamics
  • Active DoD Secret security clearance or higher
  • Knowledge of GIS Software and GIS techniques
  • Knowledge of Relational Databases (such as MSSQL or MySQL)
  • Proficiency with MATLAB, C/C++, Java, Python
  • Knowledge of flight sciences, control law development, and control system analysis

Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $106,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $58,800 USD - $88,200 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

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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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.