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Flight Clearance Product Developer

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Job ID: 2119186
Location: CALIFORNIA, MD, United States
Date Posted: Jan 18, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Flight Operations
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work:
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Flight Clearance Product Developer in Patuxent River, MD to join our team providing support to PMA 263, the Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office.  

Note:  The role offers a hybrid work schedule split between telework and onsite. 

Job Duties:

  • Be the primary point of contact for information and process knowledge regarding specific type Flight Clearance (FC) for their assigned platform(s); in regards to, normal fleet use, training, developmental testing, operational testing, change recommendations, services contracts, and FMS services.
  • Coordinate and execute the management/ development of all assigned FC products.
  • Develop required content and facilitate the FC progression through engineering review for airworthiness approval.
  • Track and ensure the transition of Interim FC (IFC) content into the appropriate Permanent FC (PFC).
  • Create and present formal briefs in support of new or changing fleet capabilities and/or new type UAS.
  • Create, update, and submit tracking reports to the PMA, and other stakeholders, on status of current IFC/PFC products.
  • Be required to host meetings/ briefings as needed by the APME/ APMSE, or as needed by other team members of the PMA.


Required Education and Experience 

  • HS/GED and 6 years of related experience OR Associate's degree and 4 years of experience OR Bachelor’s Degree and 2 year of experience.
  • Active DoD Secret clearance.
  • Experience developing and implementing configuration management procedures for technical data. 
  • Experience communicating with a variety of Stakeholders including NAVAIR Systems Engineering Leadership, NAVAIR Engineering Subject Matter Experts, and Fleet users.
  • Experience in Flight Operations as a member of a crewed aircraft platform, manned or unmanned.  Either Civil or DoD applications.
  • Knowledge of OPNAV, CNAF, NAVAIR documents, directives, orders, and/ or instructions as they pertain to flight operations, and maintenance procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FAA NAS, as it pertains to different class areas, altitudes, and dimensions.
  • Be proficient in the use of Microsoft (MS) products and possess a strong computer-use background to include using editorial and graphics software running local, networked, or web-based platforms, and websites.


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.

Target salary range: $75,001 - $85,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

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