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Airborne Sensor Operator


Computer Operator



Manassas, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

The Airborne Maintenance and Integration Division within the Airborne Solutions Operation of Leidos currently has multiple opportunities for Airborne Sensor Operators (ASO) supporting a Contractor Owned/Contractor Operated manned ISR program that will be based OCONUS.

Leidos will deploy aircrew for an ISR aircraft that will provide multi-source data collection supporting real-time operations and post-mission analysis. The ASO will be responsible for collecting and analyzing information while safely and effectively functioning as an aircrew member on a multi-position aircraft. Selected candidates will primarily work with COMINT, ELINT, and radar systems.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The ASO will be responsible for routine and dynamic target area assessment using SIGINT and radar systems while providing analysis and distribution of multi-source information via on-board aircraft communications systems.

  • Possess a combination of maturity, skill and experience to function safely and effectively as an aircrew member in a tactical ISR environment.

  • Operate SIGINT and radar sensors along with communications equipment.

  • Execute all assigned preflight, flight, and post flight duties as required to safely and effectively operate an assigned sensor suite supporting customer missions. This includes mission planning, pre-briefings, mission system inspection, operation, troubleshooting, post-flight inspections, debriefings, intelligence product preparation and distribution, and mission documentation.

  • Assist with mission equipment payload preventive maintenance, sensor and line-replaceable unit and sensor swaps.


  • BA/BS Degree and 2+ years experience. Additional experience may be used in lieu of degree.

FAA Requirements

  • Must possess a current FAA Class II Medical Certificate

  • Successfully complete a FAA High altitude chamber / physiological training

  • 500 flight hours as an aircrew member on a multi-place military or contractor operated aircraft, possess excellent CRM skills, and be able to apply ORM principles

General Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Must possess a current passport

  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license

  • Must read, write, speak and understand English

  • Must be able to meet all CRC deployment and medical requirements

  • Must be current or willing to meet COVID vaccination requirements

  • DOD security clearance at the SECRET level, and have ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Top Secret/SCI security clearance

Basic Qualifications

  • Must show demonstrable interpretation and analysis with one or more of the following sensor systems: SAR/MTI, ELINT, or COMINT

  • Previous intelligence or operations experience providing analysis of multi-source information

  • Previous ICS communication experience

  • Must be able to successfully accomplish airborne mission / flight operations training

  • Be willing to deploy to various OCONUS operating locations as directed by the Government

  • Be able to obtain a US passport and visas to travel internationally

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced signals analysis experience

  • Airborne TECHELINT and OPELINT experience

  • Strong understanding of frequency agile signals

  • Experience with joint cryptologic operations

  • Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground communication coordination experience

  • Previous ISR mission/intelligence product support experience

  • Previous ISR and or instructor/evaluator experience in a combat environment

  • Previous KUSS, PRC-117, VORTEX, data link experience


Pay Range:Pay Range $60,450.00 - $93,000.00 - $125,550.00