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Northrop Grumman Staff Subcontract Mission Assurance Engineer in Redondo Beach, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening for a Staff Subcontracts Mission Assurance Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA .

This position requires interaction with all levels of employees including: Program Mission Assurance Managers, Program Subcontract Managers/Acquisition Managers, Integrated Project Team leads, and representatives from Reliability, PM&P, Configuration Management, System Safety, and Software Quality.

In this role, you will:

  • Define and monitor Mission Assurance program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of programs.

  • Perform or assure quality, risk management, safety, reliability and maintainability of program achievements, subcontractors, and suppliers in accordance with contractual requirements.

  • Understand the Subcontracts Mission Assurance system well enough to be able to determine acceptable Subcontractor Mission Assurance system implementation.

  • Participate in Failure Review Board and Material Review Board activities, including root cause and corrective action verification

  • Participate in Design reviews such as PDR and CDR

  • Participate in Manufacturing Readiness Reviews, Test Readiness Reviews, and Pre-Ship Readiness Reviews.

  • Interface with customer representatives

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you may be eligible for:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules: For example, some roles offer the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits



Basic Qualifications:

  • 14 Years of professional work experience within Mission Assurance and/or other related discipline with a Bachelors in Science;

  • OR 12 Years of professional work experience within Mission Assurance and/or other related discipline with a Masters;

  • OR 9 Years of professional work experience within Mission Assurance and/or other related discipline with a PhD

  • Prior Subcontract and supplier experience.

  • Experience managing several small to large subcontracts

  • Experience reviewing and approving nonconformances

  • Experience participating in Design and Manufacturing reviews

  • Ability to perform compliance audits of Subcontractors Quality Systems to assure compliance to requirements

  • Experience effectively communicating for understanding at all levels of an organization including high level customer representatives.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Must currently possess and be able to maintain an active SCI with Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in Space Satellite/Payload industry

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in one of the following fields: Quality Assurance, Quality Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering/Technology or Manufacturing Engineering

  • Exhibits an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness. Viewed as expert within the field.

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.

Job Category : Engineering