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 Mission Systems is seeking a dedicated Mission Assurance Engineer to join our team in Baltimore, MD.
The Mission Assurance Engineer defines and monitors Mission Assurance (MA) 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 MA effectiveness. Provides technical solutions which support Quality Management System (QMS) functions on Department of Defense (DOD) software and hardware engineering, development, test, integration, and production programs. Utilize customer and Northrop Grumman Mission Assurance policies and procedures, such as ISO 9001/AS9100, to help realize those solutions.
Ensures Mission and Quality Assurance support throughout the development, review, delivery, and maintenance cycles for program SDRL deliverables, internal plans, and risk-based process audits. Participates as MA representative in Configuration Control Board meetings to assure compliance with established Configuration Management policies and procedures. Participates in design review providing feedback on designs to engineering/manufacturing personnel. Hands-on experience developing or reviewing plans and processes associated with AS9100.
Works with the MA team and program management team to define, gather, evaluate, and effectively present process and quality metrics to assist with program efficiency, effectiveness, and continuous improvement. Ability to coordinate/collaborate with external quality teams in data gathering, problem solving, risk mitigation, and root cause corrective action.
Experience providing root cause analysis and presenting key metrics to Quality and Program leadership. Attention to detail coupled with the ability to quickly learn, assess, and apply new processes/procedures. Serves as the MA representative on the program Material Review Board.
Also serves as the primary liaison with customer representatives and coordinates and supports product "Sell-Off" and well as responses to customer questions and requests for corrective actions.
Basic Qualifications :
Bachelor's Degree in a technical STEM discipline and 9+ years of relevant experience, 7+ Years related experience with Masters; 4 Years related experience with PhD.
Experience with AS9100/ISO9001 Quality Management experience
Six Sigma trained/certified or knowledge of statistical analysis methods and techniques.
Have experience in quality planning
Awareness of the J-standard requirements
Ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance. US citizenship required.
Preferred Qualifications :
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering
Solid written and verbal interpersonal, communication skills and confidence to brief senior management with solid foundation in Mission Assurance applications.
Ability to work in cross-functional teams to resolve problems or issues
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt
Exposure to Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
Excellent data analysis skills using, Mini Tab, Excel or similar
Strong presentation & communication skills
Record of increasing responsibility and leadership supporting manufacturing, electrical, and mechanical engineering organizations
Possess an Active Secret Clearance
Salary Range: $123,800 - $185,800
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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