Flight Assurance Manager 1 -TS/SCI (Space/Satellite Systems) Dulles, VA

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 Tactical Space Systems Division (TSSD) has an opportunity for a Flight Assurance Manager (M1) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Dulles, VA. The individual will promote professional development of the Flight Assurance workforce and foster a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement and inclusion, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement. The Flight Assurance Manager will also support individual National Security Systems (NSS), Space Security Systems (SPS) and Civil and Commercial program needs to ensure all requirements are met with on-time delivery and first time quality.

As a key leader, partner and essential member, the position provides strategic leadership, collaborative solutions and influences processes and outcomes. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated success leading multi-disciplined organizations interfacing with senior management and customers, and controlling budgets while achieving a high level of employee engagement and inclusion. The position requires a solution based orientation, unwavering ethics and values, and the demonstrated ability to be a trusted partner. Candidates must demonstrate a proven track record of rapid prototyping, solving complex problems through systematic and objective evaluation of information and data resulting in effective communication, championing, and implementation of change with a diverse set of internal and external customers and suppliers.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assesses program performance and risks, and determines resources and actions to ensure mission assurance. Implement the Division QMS and continuous improvement activity while engaging across and up for lessons learned and other improvement opportunities.

  • Assesses needs for Flight Assurance support of programs and hires and trains personnel to ensure programs are properly staffed.

  • Promotes the professional development of the Flight Assurance workforce and fosters a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement and inclusion, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement.

  • Maintains the highest level of commitment to quality, compliance and internal controls in adherence to company values and ethics.

  • Provides clear assignments, helps employees connect their efforts to the larger goals of the organization, creates an inclusive work environment characterized by mutual respect and the valuing of differences, and builds a culture that motivates employees to their highest levels of performance.

  • Maintains close engagement with the Supplier Quality organization to drive improvements from key suppliers.

  • Interfaces frequently with Northrop Grumman senior management and customer representatives.

  • Ensures MA engagement in pre-proposal and proposal phases of the BAP or earlier.

  • Advocates and implements continuous improvement opportunities,

  • Provides leadership and guidance in identifying and executing tasks to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of program performance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of related experience within the Aerospace and Defense industry that includes experience in leadership positions.

  • Active or current TS/SCI clearance.

  • U.S. citizen

  • Quality or Mission Assurance experience working all phases of a product life cycle.

  • Familiarity with ISO 9001/AS9100 Quality Management Systems.

  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal, communication, leadership, and mentoring skills and confidence to brief upper management on a regular basis.

  • Superior customer relationship skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or MBA degree

  • Experience working as a Flight / Mission Assurance Manager on a NASA and / or DoD program.

  • Aerospace experience, in particular working on satellites, payloads, launch vehicles and / or other space flight hardware

  • Familiar with the principles of Agile Management

  • Familiar with TIPQA, Windchill and / or Costpoint

  • Familiar with Earned Value Management (EVM)

Salary Range: $112,000 - $150,000

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.

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.