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Mission Assurance Manager 3

Requisition ID: R10112927

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • LocationLocation: Azusa, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman Space Systems' Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, the Strategic Forge Programs (SFP) Business Unit (BU) seeks a Mission Assurance Manager to join our diverse team of professionals.

The Mission Assurance Manager will lead a team responsible for ensuring the proper implementation of mission assurance and quality principles and processes for the SFP BU at our Azusa, CA and Boulder, CO locations. Functional responsibilities include Program Mission Assurance; Software Assurance and Quality Assurance.

This position will be located at the SFP BU facility in Azusa, CA.

Job Description

Defines and monitors mission assurance program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of programs across SFP. Performs or assures quality, risk management, safety, reliability and maintainability of program achievements, subcontractors, and suppliers in accordance with contractual requirements. Assesses program performance and risks, and determines resources to ensure mission assurance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university or applicable experience
  • Nine (9) + years of experience in Mission Assurance, Quality, Quality Engineering, Program Management, Engineering Management or Manufacturing.
  • Three (3) + years of leadership experience.
  • Exposure to manufacturing control system such as SAP, Earned Value Management System (EVMS), Lean and Statistical Process Control concepts.
  • Experience with Space Programs and customer interaction
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 / AS9100 Quality Management System certification process.
  • Possess an ACTIVE Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three (3) + years of experience with Space Programs
  • Five (5) + years of experience managing teams.
  • Possess ACTIVE Top Secret/SCI security clearance
  • Experience working with suppliers and inspecting supplier hardware.
  • Experience with ISO 9001 / AS9100 Quality Management System Auditing
  • Experience with represented workforce
  • Lean / Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification to drive continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply strong analytical skills.
  • Have participated in Material Review Board (MRB) adjudication for programs.
  • Experience with technical and project management.
  • Have conducted training for personnel
  • Proposal experience
  • Experience in adjudicating hardware manufacturing issues
  • Have functioned as a Cost Account Manager (CAM)
  • 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 with exceptional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.

Salary Range: $160,200 USD - $240,400 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.