Deployable Principal Pilot Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - Top Secret
Requisition ID: R10129312
- Category: Flight Operations
- Location: Chantilly, Virginia, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Top Secret
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: Any (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
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 put your experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, our Defense Systems wants you to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals for a position based in Chantilly, Virginia as a Senior Principal Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Pilot.
You will pilot an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) during developmental test and operational flights. You will remotely pilot vehicle to determine compliance with specification and operational suitability during engineering tests and flight test/demonstration support through specifically prescribed tests and maneuvers. You will define, plan, organize, and execute complex flight programs and flight test events. Conduct briefings and debriefings, and coordinate with maintenance personnel to analyze and correct vehicle discrepancies. May conduct demonstration flights with customers, government officials or other personnel to exhibit vehicle performance, flying qualities and system capabilities.
Must have an existing FAA Commercial Pilots Certificate (ASEL and/or AMEL) with an instrument rating.
You will work in the greater Washington DC area and deploy to OCONUS field locations periodically/as scheduled as part of your job responsibilities. All initial position training will be conducted at our Chantilly, VA facility (4-6 months).
High School Diploma or equivalent and 9 years of relevant experience; or bachelor’s in science with 5 years of relevant experience; or master's in science with 3 years' experience.
Able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as oral and written communication skills.
Be proficient using MS Office applications and have had experience using mission planning software such as Falcon View.
Willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days a year.
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid U.S. passport.
Meet medical requirements and vaccinations for worldwide travel.
Willing to travel up to 50% of the time.
Willing to accept customer furnished quarters for a period up to 90 days away from primary work location and comply with mobility requirements.
Have an FAA Commercial Pilots Certificate (ASEL and/or AMEL) and Instrument rating.
Have a minimum of 1000 hours of total documented time (airplane and powered lift)
Able to obtain a FAA 2nd Class Medical Certificate.
Must possess and be able to maintain a DoD Top Secret security clearance and be willing to undergo a polygraph.
Ability to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days from submission.
Aviation Instructor/Evaluator experience.
Previous simulator instructor experience
Familiar with aviation technical data and training development.
A current SCI clearance and polygraph.
Previous military pilot training (including Unmanned Pilots) strongly preferred.
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.
What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- 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.