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Manager Mission Assurance 2

Requisition ID: R10087992

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • LocationLocation: Aurora, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Not Applicable (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.

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 has an opportunity for a Mission Assurance (MA) Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Aurora, CO. Join the Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) Division and work with our team of experts ensuring the development and delivery of systems that keep our world safe.

This position may provide relocation assistance. Up to 25% travel may be required.

What you'll get to do: Lead a Mission Assurance Team, supporting multiple Operating Units (OU) within the Integrated National Systems (INS) Business Unit of the PGS Division. This includes functional management of a staff of MA/QA engineers; communicating and collaborating with OU directors, Program Managers and Program support personnel; and ensuring that the Quality Management System is effective at all levels. The MA team is responsible for assuring the on-time delivery of high-quality products and maintaining compliance across the organization and its suppliers.

The MA Manager 2 will also work directly with Programs within the OU(s) providing technical leadership and individual contributor support.  The MA Manager will be a cultural and technical change agent in the transformation of the INS Business Unit’s portfolio of Programs from exclusive software development to hardware development and manufacturing.  The MA Manager reports to the INS Business Unit MA Director.

Roles and Responsibilities: Supporting the OU Directors and their portfolio of Programs to ensure program effectiveness. Participation and monitoring of the Business Development process (proposals and writing of MA basis of estimates (BoE). Interfacing with customers to build trusted relationships and work through challenges. Directing and coordinating the application of mission assurance functional disciplines, including Quality Control, Quality Engineering, Supplier Quality, Quality Programs and Quality Systems per AS9100 standards and the PGS Division quality management plan. Functionally managing a team of mission assurance personnel across multiple Programs, including training, professional development, staffing, and performance evaluation. Establishing and maintaining a budget for your MA staff to include budget for various certifications and training required. Overseeing the proper implementation and execution of Continuous Improvement on assigned programs. Creating effective partnership across all the client leadership teams: Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain as well as the Profit and Loss Organizations. Set the strategy to meet customer’s expectations and regularly communicating program status.  Assuring compliance in quality, risk management, safety, process improvement, subcontractor performance, and supplier quality in accordance with contractual requirements. Communicate and collaborate with various Site Leadership personnel of support the Aurora site delivery of high-quality integrated software/hardware systems at the speed of need. 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:

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
  • Five (5)+ years in a leadership position
  • Experience generating basis of estimates
  • Demonstrable knowledge of software development methods and Systems Engineering practices
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate software work products Extensive technical expertise to solve complex problems without appreciable direction
  • Broad experience in root cause and corrective action investigations
  • Strong communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Possess an ACTIVE Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain an SCI with CI Poly
  • US citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess an ACTIVE SCI clearance with CI Poly
  • Experience supporting an Agile and/or dev ops software development environment
  • Experience in hardware prototyping and transitioning to a production environment
  • AS9100 auditing experience and/or auditor training
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 / AS9100 Quality Management System certification process
  • Proficient in GD&T and evaluating drawings
  • Experience supporting proposals

Salary Range: $128,400 USD - $192,600 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.