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Principal or Sr Principal Field Engineer – BACN Mission Coordinator (BMC)

Requisition ID: R10050088

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: London, London, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 75% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Principal or Sr Principal Field Engineer – BACN Mission Coordinator (BMC) for overseas deployment.

What you’ll get to Do:

The successful candidate will join a field engineering team supporting operations and maintenance of a complex airborne and terrestrial tactical communication system providing voice and data services in real world operations. The selected candidate will support the deployed team and will be a key node of BACN mission execution.

This OCONUS position will report to the San Diego Field Engineering while working OCONUS. The BMC position does not have any direct-reports but yet is a significant leadership position within the Field Engineering team. The BMC role encompasses all pre-mission planning, mission execution and post mission analysis for BACN payload related missions, including Joint Tactical Air Request (JTAR) execution, for all BACN payloads.

BACN BMCs are responsible for monitoring and gathering all data related to BACN combat missions and directing specific actions for payload employment to optimize BACN capabilities.  This position requires a large part of a BMCs time in direct coordination with Higher Headquarters (HHQ) and operational customers. Strong customer relations are a critical aspect of the job. BMCs act as the OCONUS point of contact for the BACN mission to include all technical and operational aspects of system employment.  The on shift BMC is the direct point of contact for all BACN employment questions throughout the AOR. The BMC develops lessons learned and best practices/Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) for the future employment of BACN and follow-on systems.

This position may be filled as a Principal Field Engineer – BACN Mission Coordinator (BMC) or Sr Principal Field Engineer – BACN Mission Coordinator (BMC) .

Principal Field Engineer – BACN Mission Coordinator (BMC) Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years relevant experience with Bachelors in Science degree; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD. Note, 9 years' experience may be used in lieu of a Bachelors in Science degree.

  • A former Field Grade (04 and above) Military Officer to include deployed Air Operations Centers (AOC) or HHQ staffs- Candidates without this primary qualification may be considered if they have significant C2 -related experience

  • Qualified candidates will be skilled and experienced in Military C2 and Multi-TDL networks and data management with a significant experience with Tactical Data Links (TDLs). 

  • Demonstrable customer interface and verbal presentation skills with excellent written skills to develop briefs and post mission analysis.

  • Proficient in working with most or all of the following: Air Tasking Order (ATO), Airspace Control Order (ACO) Airspace Control Plan (ACP) and Frequency Allocation Plan (FAP).

  • This position requires 75% travel (most travel to hazardous deployment areas) and multi-month overseas deployments.

  • Active Secret security (or above) clearance with the investigation completed within the last 4 years with no factors that would preclude a Top Secret or TS/SCI Clearance

  • Must pass a physical health assessment and meet the minimal standards of fitness in alignment with CENTCOM/AFCENT requirements

Sr Principal Field Engineer – BACN Mission Coordinator (BMC) Basic Qualifications:

  • 9 years relevant experience with Bachelors in Science degree; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD. Note, 13 years' experience may be used in lieu of a Bachelors in Science degree.

  • A former Field Grade (04 and above) Military Officer to include deployed Air Operations Centers (AOC) or HHQ staffs- Candidates without this primary qualification may be considered if they have significant C2 -related experience

  • Qualified candidates will be skilled and experienced in Military C2 and Multi-TDL networks and data management with a significant experience with Tactical Data Links (TDLs). 

  • Demonstrable customer interface and verbal presentation skills with excellent written skills to develop briefs and post mission analysis.

  • Proficient in working with most or all of the following: Air Tasking Order (ATO), Airspace Control Order (ACO) Airspace Control Plan (ACP) and Frequency Allocation Plan (FAP).

  • This position requires 75% travel (most travel to hazardous deployment areas) and multi-month overseas deployments.

  • Active Secret security (or above) clearance with the investigation completed within the last 4 years with no factors that would preclude a Top Secret or TS/SCI Clearance

  • Must pass a physical health assessment and meet the minimal standards of fitness in alignment with CENTCOM/AFCENT requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 9 years experience with Theater Level Tactical Data Link (TDL) architectures. Proficient mission planner to support theater TDL Information Exchange Requirements – e.g. range extension, data relay and data forwarding of multiple TDLs.  Proficient in working with TDL technical system capabilities, TDL military operations requirements, instructions, training plan development, TDL message standards, Link-16 network design, data forwarding and routing applications.

  • Experience at the Component Commander Headquarters level or higher.  Proficient knowledge of military forces capabilities, disposition and relevant command structures (e.g. U.S., NATO and Coalition Forces) and involved in executing joint and allied force operations within the past 2-5 years

  • Experience in developing lessons learned, best practices, Tactics Techniques and Procedures (TTP)

  • Experienced user of Falcon View (FV) applications, FV Inter-visibility and installed Radio Frequency (RF) Line-of-Sight mission planning tools

  • Proficient in working with various Tactical Data Link tools – e.g. JRE, ASDI, LMS 16

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Salary Range: $76,200 USD - $114,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $94,500 USD - $141,700 USD

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.