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Manager Mission Assurance 3

Requisition ID: R10082138

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems' Operations organization is seeking an experienced, hands-on managers to lead the quality & mission excellence (QME) organizations at the Charlottesville, VA campus.  The selected individuals will be the primary QME interfaces for the Charlottesville leadership teams, providing leadership for QME personnel to enable high performing program execution. The selected individuals will work alongside the other elements of the Operations IPT and will report directly to the vice president of Operations for M/LSS. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Executing the sector Quality Management System (QMS) and Program Execution Framework (PEF) for the site;
  • Participating in program planning and execution, to include the implementation of quality program plans tailored to the appropriate phase of the program, customer requirements and overall trends and/or risk profiles;
  • Ensuring the Quality/Mission Assurance, Manufacturing, and Engineering processes are consistent with industry capability maturity models and QMS standards (e.g. CMMI-DEV, ISO 9001, and AS9100);
  • Planning and budgeting activities;
  • Supporting the business acquisition process;
  • Hands-on support to root cause analysis and corrective and preventive action resolution;
  • Broad understanding of risk and opportunity management and customer operations are required for program support work.

The selected candidate must be an inclusive and collaborative leader with the ability to influence others at all levels and have demonstrated leadership skills leading multi-function and technical working groups while directly contributing to programs and proposals. The candidate must have a track record in mentoring and developing the skills of their teams, and driving change across organizations with successful, quantified business results. The candidate must be able to establish strong, collaborative, working relationships with operating and business unit leaders, and customer quality representatives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 9+ years minimum (or Master’s degree and 7+ years, PhD degree and 4+ years) of combined Mission Assurance, Quality Assurance, Systems Engineering, Manufacturing, and/or Program Management experience.
  • 5+ years of experience managing and leading teams.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance. (US Citizenship required)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • NGMS QMS and PEF familiarity
  • ISO 9001/AS9100 familiarity
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience
  • Personnel management experience
  • Planning and budgeting experience 
  • Knowledge of NQA-1
  • Knowledge of Department of Energy 10 CFR 830


Salary Range: $138,400 USD - $207,600 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.