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Northrop Grumman Principal Mission Planner/Multi-Function Administrator in Edwards AFB, California

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.

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.

Job Description:

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS), F-35 Sustainment Operating Unit, has an opening for a Mission Planner/Multi-Function Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. You will be assigned as a Mission Planner/Multi-Function Administrator supporting F-35 Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) operations onsite at Edwards AFB, CA where you will be embedded in a dynamic and fast-paced military environment.

Mission Planner/Multi-Function Administrators are generally the first point of contact for customer inquiries, field any questions and/or customer concerns and troubleshoot any reported problems. They are also trained and assigned tasks in other administrative specialties to further develop and increase capabilities. This is an operational support role. The candidate may be required to support rotating shifts and work over 40 hours per week - which may include weekends and normal off shift time - as dictated by mission requirements.

Position Requirements and Duties include:

  • Be a self-starter, work without direct supervision.

  • Integrate into a high tempo military operational environment.

  • Able to work collaboratively in a team environment with other highly motivated Mission Planners/Multi-function Administrators.

  • Expected to progress towards Subject Matter Expertise (SME)/Craftsman level capabilities and take the lead in resolution of technical matters.

  • Provide, manage, and support the ALIS/ODIN Mission Planning Support Environment (MPSE).

  • Maintain/Install MPSE updates to include monthly Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) and appropriate GPS keys.

  • Support pilots in Mission Planning/Debriefing Process.

  • Support Portable Memory Device (PMD) data transfer and maintenance.

  • Administer Ground Data Receptacle (GDR).

  • Cryptographic Key Management.

As training progresses, all Mission Planners will be expected to also perform data, system, security, and network administration:

  • Primary Customer contact and primary interface with technical support, and user account creation.

  • Backups, restores, and disaster recovery of systems/databases/network equipment.

  • System/software/firewall/account maintenance and monitoring.

  • Installing approved system wide software, allocation mass storage space and maintaining smooth, secure operation of ALIS/ODIN through coordination with peers, Tier 2 National ALIS/ODIN Support Center (NASC) and engineers.

  • Reviewing processes/procedures and collect system operational data for engineering analysis.

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Basic Qualifications :

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and 9 years of applied experience. Will consider a bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience; Or, 3 years with a master's degree.

  • U.S Citizenship required.

  • Candidates must hold an active FINAL DoD Secret clearance with a background investigation closure date within the last 6 years.

  • Ability to obtain Special Access Program clearance.

  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain DoD IAT Level II CompTIA Security+ certification within 60 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Previous experience, current knowledge, and developed skills in database administration, system administration, security administration, network administration, and/or mission planning are highly desired and preferred.

  • Active CompTIA Security+ Certification.

  • F-35 aircraft experience.

  • Military Operations & Planning Processes experience (e.g., mission planning and post-flight debriefing, etc.).

  • Communication Security (COMSEC) Management.

  • Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)/Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) Certification.

  • Microsoft Role-based Certification (MCSE: Productivity Path).

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate.

Salary Range: $88,700 - $133,100

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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