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Fighter Pilot / WSO / CSO / NFO, secret clearance

Requisition ID: R10071934

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Langley AFB, VA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Fighter Pilot / WSO / CSO / NFO Subject Matter Expert (SME) – Senior Principal Mission Planner for the Combat Air Forces Distributed Training Center (CAF DTC). The location of this position is Langley AFB, VA. The CAF DTC provides daily training scenarios for combat units around the globe against real-world threats in a Virtual battlespace.     

The candidate will facilitate integration training for US military aircrew, air battle managers, and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) by role-playing fighter aircraft in daily Large Force and Small Team Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) events. The candidate will learn and execute missions using Combat Environment Server (CES), Next Generation Threat System (NGTS), and/or Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE). The SME will stay abreast of current threats, tactics, techniques and procedures by reviewing tactics manuals, flash bulletins and tactics bulletins.

The Senior Principal Mission Planner will support daily training by scheduling, mission planning, creating mission materials, briefing, executing, and debriefing the DTC’s Large Force Exercises (LFEs) and Small Team events.

The candidate may attend CAF exercise planning conferences (e.g. RED FLAG), meetings, and sites to discuss unit training requirements. Assist the DTC incorporate those unit training requirements into missions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 9 Years’ Experience; Master’s Degree with 7 Years’ Experience; PhD with 4 Years’ Experience
  • Experienced with any of the following : Fighter Pilot / WSO /CSO / NFO (F-15C, F-15E, F-16C, F/A-18, EA-18G, F-22, F-35)
  • Thorough knowledge of AFTTP 3-1 fighter employment
  • Operationally relevant experience within the past 10 years (simulator experience considered)
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance with ability to obtain to TS/SCI and SAP/SAR

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mission Commander and/or Instructor Pilot/WSO/CSO/NFO experience
  • Thorough knowledge of SEAD/D-SEAD employment
  • Thorough knowledge of CAS employment
  • Possess an active DoD Top Secret security clearance

Salary Range: $94,500 USD - $141,700 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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.



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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.