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Mgr Mission Assurance 2

Requisition ID: R10014362

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Aurora - CO, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems seeks to fill a Manager Level 2 Mission Assurance position in the Engineering function for our Aurora, Colorado location. This is a dual role encompassing both functional management and technical performance within a program.

What You’ll Get to Do:

The Space Systems Mission Assurance Manager role is a “dual-hat” Manager responsible for both section management and program responsibilities as a technical lead or individual contributor. In addition to reporting into a program, the Manager will also support the Ground Enterprise Systems Operating Unit out of Aurora and has the potential to support other Operating Units as directed by the Integrated National Systems Business Unit Mission Assurance Manager.

You will be the functional management point of contact for your assigned staff of 4 - 8 engineers.

- You will regularly meet with your staff for career development, employee engagement, and mentoring and coaching discussions.

- You will assist employees in preparing performance goals, provide career mentorship to employees and counsel employees on their performance as needed.

- You will coordinate with programs and senior Engineering functional staff on staffing, recruiting, training, preparing and delivering performance evaluations to employees, evaluating/recommending employees for promotions, evaluating salaries and coordinating on potential adjustments.

- You will coordinate with programs to ensure appropriate staffing/de-staffing actions are developed and executed relative to your section, and coordinate employee movement between programs.

- You may be required to work with senior Engineering functional staff and Human Resources Business Partners to mediate and resolve personnel issues.

This position requires a dedication to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills are required.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers video: www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree within a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics discipline from an accredited college with a minimum 9 years of relevant experience; 7 years with a Masters
  • Experience generating basis of estimates
  • Demonstrable knowledge of software development methods and Systems Engineering practices
  • Extensive technical expertise to solve complex problems without appreciable direction
  • Broad experience in root cause and corrective action investigations
  • Top Secret/SCI security clearance required
  • Strong communication and conflict resolution skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate software work products
  • Experience supporting an agile and/or dev ops software development environment-
  • Experience using UNIX, LINUX, JIRA, Git and BitBucket
  • AS9100 auditing experience and/or auditor training
  • Working knowledge of SAFe


Salary Range: 122000 - 183000

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.