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Fighter Aircraft Subject Matter Expert (SME) – Senior Principal Mission Planner

Requisition ID: R10013468

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Langley AFB - VA, United States of America
  • 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 Aircraft Subject Matter Expert (SME) – Senior Principal Mission Planner. The location of this position is at Langley AFB, VA. The qualified candidate will facilitate the daily execution of Large Force Employment (LFE) and Small Team Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) events for the Distributed Training Center (DTC). Responsibilities include a thorough knowledge of F-22A, F-35A/B/C, F-15C, F-15E, F-16CM, or F/A-18C/D/E/F/G employment and training requirements. The Principal Mission Specialist will facilitate the DTC’s support of daily Combat Air Forces (CAF) DMO training through scheduling, scenario development, mission materials, brief, execution and debrief support for Large Force Employment (LFE) and Small Team events.

The candidate may attend CAF exercise planning conferences, meetings and site visits to gain a better understanding unit training requirements. To accomplish these unit training requirements he/she will develop executable Computer Generated Forces (CGF) scenarios, mission materials and briefs for the diverse aircrew training audience. The Principal Mission Specialist is the fighter focal point for the execution of the DMO missions while acting as the white force. He/she will assist the DTC Mission Director in regulating the flow of timely injects throughout the training event.

Additional duties may include:

Candidate may provide consulting expertise to military and/or defense clients to develop and evaluate military training and doctrine. Candidate may provide specialized planning and/or execution expertise in specialized phases of military training exercises--including doctrinal development, scenario development, after action review and data analysis.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 9 Years’ Experience; Master’s Degree with 7 Years’ Experience; PhD with 4 Years’ Experience
  • Experienced Fighter Pilot/WSO - Thorough knowledge of AFTTP 3-1 fighter employment
  • Operationally relevant experienced within the past 10 years (simulator experience considered)
  • Secret Clearance with ability to upgrade to TS/SCI and SAP/SAR
  • Must currently possess an active DoD Secret Clearance with ability to obtain to TS/SCI and SAP/SAR
     

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess a DoD Top Secret security clearance
  • Mission Commander and/or Instructor Pilot/WSO
  • Thorough knowledge of AFTTP 3-1 SEAD/D-SEAD employment

Salary Range: 94200 - 141400

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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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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.


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