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Job #: R-00014096
Location: Manassas, VA
Category: Training
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

At Leidos, we welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions. We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but change the world.

As part of our company mission, we are dedicated to making the world a safer place. That starts with helping our customers in the Defense industry achieve their critical missions. From our airborne work with sensors alerting warfighters to what's over the next hill, to our autonomous maritime platforms protecting sea lanes and shores our dedicated Defense Group scientists and engineers are solving critical challenges across the globe. Defense capabilities including enterprise and mission IT, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, operations support, logistics, and training serve a diverse set of customers including the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, the Defense Information Systems Agency, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

The Airborne Solutions Division has a dynamic opportunity for an Aerial Sensor Operator Instructor to work in our Manassas, VA office. In this role, you will help with the U.S. Army's Airborne Reconnaissance Low Enhanced (ARL-E) mission and train the next generation of Army soldiers in operations of the mission equipment payload of the ARL-E system. As a member of the training team, you will assess training requirements, design curriculum, develop, validate, and instruct all ARL-E training materials to Active Duty Army soldiers and contractor personnel.

Primary Responsibilities
• Create, validate and execute ground-based academic training in a classroom as well as mission-oriented, scenario-based flight training
• Create, maintain, and document student training progress, using appropriate Army standards and forms
• Create, update and modify training items in appropriate Army databases
• Assist with test and evaluation of Mission Equipment Payload (MEP) systems as part of validation of training
• Coordinate with product team leads and subcontractors to ensure all training information is complete and accurate; coordinate schedules for validation of training material, and provide quality in-flight instruction to active duty soldiers, ensuring they are deployment ready at the completion of training
• Maintain flight instructor qualification/currency as outlined by company procedures and service guidance

Basic Qualifications
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.
  • Bachelor's degree with 8+ years of relevant work experience; or a Masters with 6+ years of relevant experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Active FAA Class II Medical Certificate, or the ability to obtain within 30 days of start date
  • Experience with Airborne ISR, specifically in the areas of training and testing and operational flight experience
  • Minimum 300 instructor flight hours as either/or combination of Aerial Sensor Operator/TACCO/FCO/CSO on similar aircraft (EMARSS/Liberty (MC-12), ARL-M (DHC-7), AC-130, RC-46, P-3/EP-3, P-8, PC-12, SADO (DHC-8)
  • Deployed tactical experience working with ground teams from the air
  • Prior experience with aircraft operations with respect to safety of operations, personnel, and equipment
  • Experience with Imagery and/or SIGINT collection and analysis
  • A current D0D Top Secret/SCI level of clearance, and the ability to maintain this clearance
  • 25% Travel required to CONUS customer and company locations


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience as a formal schoolhouse military instructor
  • Experience providing Tactical ISR support to Special Operations Forces
  • Experience with one or more of the following sensors: MX Series EO/IR sensors, MTI/Synthetic, Aperture Radar, HyperSpectral Imaging or COMINT/SIGINT
  • Knowledge and experience using Training Development Capability (TDC)
  • Army Basic Instructor Course (ABIC) graduate or equivalent
  • Current FAA Class II flight Physical
  • Current Altitude Chamber
  • Ability to provide meaningful verbal and written feedback to students


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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