At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning.
We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions.
By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader.
At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.
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 Field Engineer 3 BACN Mission Coordinator (BMC) . As a Field Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation.
Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter.
Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.
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.
Basic Qualifications :
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, experienced 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
Preferred Qualifications :
Experience with Theater Level Tactical Data Link (TDL) architectures. Proficient mission planner to support theater TDL Information Exchange Requirements 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 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
What We Can Offer You :
Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company.
Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.
Your benefits will include the following :
Training and Development
Flexible Work Arrangements