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Manager Mission Assurance 2

Northrop Grumman


Location:
Aurora, CO 80017
Date:
12/27/2022
2022-12-272023-02-25
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Job Details

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: Top Secret

TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time

**Description**

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our worlds biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

_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 Units 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 customers 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: www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo

**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: $128,400.00 - $192,600.00

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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.

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With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.
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