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Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Engineer Mission Assurance (TS, SCI, OR SSBI) 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.

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

A Sr. Principle Engineer Mission Assurance, for Subcontracts Mission various subcontracts. The appropriate candidate will be able to perform/manage the following tasks:

  • Documentation, review and approvals of nonconformance's

  • Failure Review Board and Material Review Board activities

  • Design reviews

  • Manufacturing Readiness Reviews

  • Test Readiness Reviews

  • Pre-Ship Readiness Reviews

  • Perform compliance audits of Subcontractors Quality Systems for deficiency identification and correction, as well as ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements.

  • Determine Subcontracts Mission Assurance resource needs

The selected candidate should be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are 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:

  • Minimum nine (9) years of relevant experience with a Bachelors in Science,

  • OR seven (7) years with Masters,

  • OR four (4) years with PhD

  • Prior Subcontract and supplier experience.

  • Experience managing large subcontracts ($15M), medium ($5 -$14M), and small subcontracts(Less than equal to $4M)

  • Experience executing review and approval of nonconformance's

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

  • Experience supporting Design reviews -such as PDR, CDR;

  • Experience supporting Manufacturing Readiness Reviews, Test Readiness Reviews, and Pre-Ship Readiness Reviews

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

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

  • Dept of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years OR SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years OR Dept of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

Job Category : Engineering