Staff Mission Assurance Engineer

Requisition ID: 21006455

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.  Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible. Northrop Grumman SSSD has an opening for a Staff Mission Assurance Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, Ca.  As a Staff Mission Assurance Engineer, you will define, develop, document, and manage Mission Assurance/Quality processes to implement internal and customer requirements for Space System programs. You will generate staffing forecasts and coordinate them with Mission Assurance leadership to satisfy the programs budget profile through all phases of program lifecycle. You will facilitate and lead program technical meetings to analyze process noncompliance’s and implement corrective measures formulated through formal root cause analysis. You will lead and mentor junior Quality Engineers utilizing your collected Quality/Mission Assurance or related experiences.   Essential Functions:
  • Analyze program mission assurance requirements
  • Develop, implement, and maintain program specific Quality/Mission Assurance Plans
  • Develop Basis of Estimates (BOE) for Engineering Changes and/or Proposal operations
  • Report earned value and cost variances
  • Monitor compliance to Mission Assurance plans for both make and buy
  • Lead Program Corrective Action Boards (PCAB)
  • Facilitate process improvement activities
  • Lead root cause and corrective action investigations to include Failure Review Boards (FRB).

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution with fourteen (14) years of experience in Quality, Industrial, Manufacturing or related engineering field
    • OR twelve (12) Years with Masters;
    • OR nine (9) Years with PhD
  • Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:
    • Department of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years
    • OR SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years
  • Must have a broad understanding of production operations in electrical, mechanical, and/or integration test and launch and be able develop forecast budget and manpower estimates
  • Must be able to interpret Engineering drawings and specifications and determine appropriate quality assurance process verification methodologies to ensure compliance
  • Ability to successfully lead multidiscipline teams during root cause and corrective action investigations
  • Must be able to analyze requirements, organize date, develop plans, and present to all levels of management
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS/MBA 
  • Prior Aerospace experience
  • STEM degree
  • Prior Mission Assurance leadership role on a space systems satellite program
  • Broad, enterprise-wide view and understanding of ISO AS9100D compliant processes and organizational infrastructures
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.

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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.