Mgr Mission Assurance 3San Diego, CA

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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Manager of Mission Assurance to join our team in San Diego, CA.

This position will oversee F-35 program Mission Assurance activities for NGMS San Diego. The selected manager will be heavily involved on the F-35 CNI program, serving as principal representative for Quality & Mission Excellence. The position will also serve as Quality customer interface, including DCMA. In addition, the position will oversee a team of Mission Assurance professionals in the oversight of Production , Development, and Sustainment for F-35.

Defines and monitors mission assurance program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of programs. Performs or assures quality, risk management, safety, reliability and maintainability of program achievements, subcontractors, and suppliers in accordance with contractual requirements. Assesses program performance and risks, and determines resources to ensure mission assurance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 9+ years of experience in Quality, Quality Engineering, Program Management, Engineering Management or Manufacturing (7+ years of experience with a Master's degree), or 13+ years of experience in lieu of degree.

  • Experience managing teams, with strong people leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated understanding of mission assurance, quality contract requirements, supplier quality, quality engineering, inspection methods, production control, manufacturing operations, product test & evaluation, reliability, root cause analysis, defect analysis, control of nonconforming material, product sell off, shipping and product support as they apply to quality.

  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance, or higher.

  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 / AS9100 Quality Management System certification process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in an engineering discipline with Master's degree in an engineering or management field.

  • Defense Industry experience as a Program or Project Manager, Mission Assurance Manager, Quality Manager, Engineering Manager or Manufacturing Management

  • Experience with Customer interactions, including DCMA

  • Lean / Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification to help drive continuous improvement.

  • CAM/Earned Value certification.

  • Active DoD Secret clearance.

Salary Range: $164,300 - $246,500

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.