Northrop Grumman Program Mission Assurance Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

Program Mission Assurance Engineer

Requisition ID: 18005148

Location(s): United States-Alabama-Huntsville

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Program Mission Assurance Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Huntsville, Alabama.

The selected candidate will be responsible fordefining and monitoring quality and mission assurance program specifications and processes to ensure strong program performance, customer satisfaction, and mission success. The Mission Assurance Engineer will perform or assure quality, risk management, safety, reliability and maintainability of program processes, achievements, subcontractors, and suppliers in accordance with contractual requirements, and assess program performance and risks.

The Mission Assurance Engineer will be an essential member of the program team, supporting the Program Manager forday-to-day activities, and will receive technical guidance, leadership, and support from the Technology Services Global Mission Excellence and Technology homeroom organization to which she/he will directly report.

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Assess program performance, deliverables, and risks to ensure strong program performance, mission success, and adherence to the division and sector Quality Management System and Command Media

  • Conduct process audits and assessments

  • Define, coordinate, review, and analyze program metrics, including Quality and Technical metrics

  • Lead Continuous Improvement activities, after-action reviews, corrective/preventive actions, root cause analysis, lessons learned, and other independent reviews.

  • Investigate problems; develop disposition recommendations as well as corrective actions for recurring discrepancies

  • Assess monthly quality status and present results at management reviews

  • Coordinate and facilitate the programs’ Preventive and Corrective Action Board (PCAB) and track all corrective/preventive actions to closure

  • Coordinate, facilitate, and/or support the program Risk and Opportunity Management Board

  • Support and provide input for program reporting and reviews (e.g., Program Management Reviews, Program stoplight metric reporting, Program Execution Reviews)

  • Review program plans, procedures, processes, and deliverables

  • Ensure that the program’s Contract Requirement Traceability Matrix (CRTM) is complete, current, and compliant

  • Work with the program manager to recommend/approve supplier quality requirements and assess subcontractor performance

“This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.”

Basic Qualifications:

This position may be filled at a Level 2 or a Level 3 based on the following qualifications:

Basic Qualifications for Level 2:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field and a minimum of 2 years’ progressive experience in Quality/Mission Assurance and/or related experience supporting systems engineering, production, integration, operations, configuration management, test, and/or program management

  • Ability to plan, coordinate, prioritize, and execute work independently with minimal supervision

  • Attention to detail coupled with the ability to quickly learn, assess, and evaluate new processes/procedures

  • Demonstrated ability to select and coordinate key metrics and subsequently present meaningful data for project review; ability to generate and analyze quantitative data

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and the confidence to brief upper management and elevate issues to appropriate levels

  • Familiarity with Risk and Opportunity Management principles and processes; ability to drive risk mitigation, opportunity capture, and issues resolution across all stakeholder disciplines throughout all phases of the program lifecycle

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

  • US Citizenship required

Basic Qualifications for Level 3:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field and a minimum of 5 years’ progressive experience in Quality/Mission Assurance and/or related experience supporting systems engineering, production, integration, operations, configuration management, test, and/or program management

  • Ability to plan, coordinate, prioritize, and execute work independently with minimal supervision

  • Attention to detail coupled with the ability to quickly learn, assess, and evaluate new processes/procedures

  • Demonstrated ability to select and coordinate key metrics and subsequently present meaningful data for project review; ability to generate and analyze quantitative data

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and the confidence to brief upper management and elevate issues to appropriate levels

  • Familiarity with Risk and Opportunity Management principles and processes; ability to drive risk mitigation, opportunity capture, and issues resolution across all stakeholder disciplines throughout all phases of the program lifecycle

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

  • US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Process improvement experience/certification, e.g., Lean Six Sigma

  • Hands-on experience/training in ISO 9001 and/or AS9100 quality standards

  • Audit experience

  • Experience working on DoD and/or MDA programs

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Title: Program Mission Assurance Engineer

Location: Alabama-Huntsville

Requisition ID: 18005148