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Staff Mission Assurance Engineer (Clearance Required)

Requisition ID: R10063534

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Azusa, California, United States of America
  • 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.

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 Payload & Ground Systems in Azusa, CA is seeking a Staff (Level 5) Mission Assurance Engineer. This role will report on-site daily, and we can accommodate partial teleworking. This is based upon business/program need so can change rapidly.

The selected candidate will become a member of the Senior Staff for Mission Assurance and report directly to the Mission Assurance Manager for the Strategic Force Programs (SFP) Business Unit within the Payload & Ground Systems Division.

They will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Mission Assurance Requirements for Manufacturing, Integration, Assembly & Test for all SFP Programs.
  • Assessing, documenting, and reporting program performance against the IPRS / QAF requirements
  • Executing the development and deployment of Mission Assurance processes by Program Class (A through D)
  • Provide direction and guidance to various Program Mission Assurance Engineers
  • Facilitate Nonconforming Material and associated MRB practices, SPC, FMEA, DOE, 6 Sigma and Lean projects.
  • Supporting plans that support an AS9100 Quality Management System and 3rd. Party surveillance Audits.
  • Supporting proposal efforts, Basis of Estimate development, including manpower forecasting and planning.
  • Supporting Risk Management at the Program / Functional levels.
  • Facilitating Root Cause & Corrective Action processes and Continuous Improvement tool deployment will be essential.
  • Defining and monitoring mission assurance program plans and processes to ensure Product Integrity on all program deliverables.
  • Facilitate Program requirements to Supplier Mission Assurance for Subcontracts / Supplier Management for all Procurements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field & 14+ years of related technical engineering experience, OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM field & 12 years of related technical engineering experience, OR a PhD & 9 years of related technical engineering experience
  • Current & active DoD secret security clearance or higher
  • Experience in collaborating and influencing across teams while remaining independent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree & 14+ years of related mission assurance quality experience
  • TS/SCI security clearance

Salary Range: $141,800 USD - $212,800 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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.


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.