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Leidos Airborne Sensor Operator in Manassas, Virginia


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 REQNUMBER: R-00084581

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.