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Mission Assurance Manager 2 (RQ-4)

Requisition ID: R10111678

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • LocationLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Mission Assurance Manager 2 (RQ-4) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our RQ-4 Program organization. This leadership role is located in Sab Diego (Rancho Bernardo), CA.

The Mission Assurance Manager 2 will be responsible for ensuring quality requirements of the RQ-4 program are met by providing leadership and management to assigned personnel and serving as a support team member of the IPT. In this role, you will be responsible for all Quality related activities in Production, Sustainment, Development, International and Supplier Quality activities for the above mentioned Program. The RQ-4 Program has site operations in San Diego, Palmdale, and multiple off-site locations, which will include the following responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:

  • This position requires management and leading key program meetings including the Preventive Corrective Action Board (PCAB), Risk Management, Program Management Reviews, and Customer Reviews.
  • The MA Program Manager will regularly interface with internal and external customers regarding requirements and understanding stakeholder expectations, and develop controls that build confidence for process execution.
  • The selected candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to prepare and present to the customer and Program Leadership team.
  • This role also requires a candidate that can be strategic, think outside of the box, and be successful in a very demanding and challenging environment.
  • Travel across sites may be required.

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree AND 6 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in aircraft, aerospace, or manufacturing industries OR a Master's Degree AND 4 years; of related professional/ military experience in that includes a background in aircraft, aerospace, or manufacturing industries.
  • Must have prior management/leadership experience.
  • Must be able to obtain an Active DoD Secret Clearance (or higher within 6 months)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Secret Clearance or higher
  • Experience in Sustainment and Development Environment
  • Proficiency in Cost Account Management / EVMS
  • Experience in utilizing Agile methodology
  • Strong orientation to change in a dynamic and logistically challenging environment
  • Understanding of quality policies, procedures, and governmental regulations
  • Ability to analyze alternative courses of action where decisions have risk/reward implications for program or area of influence
  • Proficiency in root cause and corrective action processes
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, globally, and to all levels of any organization
  • Advanced STEM degree preferred

Salary Range: $134,600 USD - $201,800 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

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.