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Principal Field Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: San Diego
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Requisition ID: R10158117

Category: Engineering
Location: San Diego, California, United States of America
Clearance Type: 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
Positions 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 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 - Exercise Operations Planner (XOP) or Sr Principal Field Engineer - Exercise Operations Planner (XOP) forbased out of San Diego, CA and up to 50% travel throughout CONUS and OCONUS locations in support of USAF exercises (domestic and overseas travel).

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 CONUS position will report to the San Diego Field Engineering while working CONUS. The XOP position does not have any direct-reports but yet is a significant leadership position within the Field Engineering team. The XOP 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 XOPs are responsible for monitoring and gathering all data related to BACN exercise missions and directing specific actions for payload employment to optimize BACN capabilities. This position requires a large part of a XOPs time in direct coordination with Higher Headquarters (HHQ) and operational customers. Strong customer relations are a critical aspect of the job. XOPs act as the CONUS point of contact for the BACN mission to include all technical and operational aspects of system employment. The on shift XOP is the direct point of contact for all BACN employment questions throughout the exercise. The XOP 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 - Exercise Operations Planner (XOP) or Sr Principal Field Engineer - Exercise Operations Planner (XOP).

Principal Field Engineer - Exercise Operations Planner (XOP) 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 up to 50% travel throughout CONUS and OCONUS locations in support of USAF exercises.
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 - Exercise Operations Planner (XOP) 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 up to 50% travel throughout CONUS and OCONUS locations in support of USAF exercises.
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: $88,700 - $133,100
Salary Range 2: $109,900 - $164,900
The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.
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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

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