Mgr Quality Engineering 2-19019251

Location: Baltimore
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: No
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Quality Engineering Manager 2 to be based in Baltimore, MD. This position provides relocation assistance. 25% of travel required.


This Quality Engineering Manager 2 is responsible for leading the Mission Assurance function for a Program Team within the Airborne C4ISR Division as a part of the Mission Systems Sector. The QE Manager will support a specific critical program and lead a high performing MA team responsible for delivering high quality products and maintaining compliance across the organization and critical suppliers. The MA Manager will plan and execute the Programs MA plan using measurable goals and effectiveness criteria in support of the overall business strategy of the unit, division and sector. Candidates to have proven track record of solving complex problems through systematic and objective evaluation of information resulting in effective communication, championing, and implementation of change with a diverse set of internal and external customers and suppliers. Excellent interpersonal and organizational

skills combined with a can do attitude are essential. The QE Manager reports to the QME Manager of the Airborne C4ISR Air Dominance & Strike (ADS) Systems Business Unit with additional reporting responsibilities to the Director of Mission Assurance of the Airborne C4ISR Division.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Interfaces with customers critical component of the position. Ability to build trusted relationships and work through difficult challenges with the customers.

  • Directs and coordinates quality assurance functional disciplines, including Quality Control, Quality Engineering, Supplier Quality, Quality Programs and Quality Systems per AS9100 standards and other internal/external compliance standards and regulations.

  • Plans and implements professional development and career management programs for assigned MA personnel while positively influencing employee engagement.

  • Effectively manages a diverse team in geographically dispersed locations.

  • Oversees the proper implementation and execution of Continuous Improvement programs.

  • Provides clear assignments, helps employees connect their efforts to the bigger picture, creates an inclusive work environment characterized by mutual respect and the valuing of differences, and builds a culture that motivates employees to their highest levels of performance.

  • Creates effective partnership across all the client leadership teams, Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain as well as the Profit and Loss Organizations.

  • Sets the strategy to meet customers expectations, regularly communicates program status. Assures compliance in quality, risk management, safety, process improvement, subcontractors and supplier quality in accordance with contractual requirements.

  • Ability to mentor younger Mission Assurance engineering and help develop the future program quality engineers.

  • Work collaboratively with others in Mission Assurance to define future concepts and principles to be followed by Mission Assurance Engineers.

  • Experience providing root cause analysis and presenting key metrics to Quality and Program leadership. Attention to detail coupled with the ability to quickly learn, assess, and apply new processes/procedures.




Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university.

  • Five (5) + years of experience in Mission Assurance, Quality, Quality Engineering, Program Management, Engineering Management or Manufacturing.

  • Five (5) + years of leadership experience.

  • Possess an ACTIVE Secret clearance. US citizenship required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in an engineering field.

  • Three (3) + years of experience in Space Programs focused on Ground processing of satellite data.

  • Five (5) + years of experience managing teams.

  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 / AS9100 Quality Management System certification process.

  • Lean / Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification to drive continuous improvement.

  • Familiarity with SAP.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply strong analytical skills.

  • Experience with technical and project management.

  • Proven ability to be resourceful, well-organized, able to multi-task and coordinate assignments.

  • Leader in a team environment with exceptional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.


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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job ID: 19019251

  Reasons to apply:

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
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