Mgr Mission Assurance 3 (Palmdale, CA)-20004108

Location: Palmdale
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Top Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

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 work preserves freedom and democracy and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe.   We look for people who have the bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.


As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You treat all people with respect, and model personal growth and continuous development. You create trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

If this is YOU...keep reading! 

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) has an opportunity for an experienced Mission Assurance Program Manager (MAPM) to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals in Palmdale, CA.  The Strike Mission Assurance Program Manager (MAPM) will work closely with the Strike Mission Assurance & Programs (MA&P) Director and will have responsibility for quality and Mission Assurance for a critical programResponsibilities include oversight of Mission Assurance & Quality staff and program operations in the Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence (PAICoE). The position requires management of SOW and support of all program review boards, as well as leading the program specific Preventive Corrective Action Boards (PCABs).

The successful candidate has the primary responsibility to be the NGAS representative to the program customers, as well as delegated DCMA leadership. The MAPM interfaces with DCMA to comprehend requirements and understand stakeholder expectations to develop controls that build confidence for process execution. Frequent interactions with program and site leadership and customer representatives is required along with operational decisions, scheduling requirements and contractual clarifications are key to maintaining compliance.

The MAPM may also serve as the Cost Account Manager for the specified WBS tasks and includes the need to manage the budget and report weekly Earned Value. This position also requires solid communication skills and the ability to prepare and present to the customer and the program leadership on key milestones and interface/address customer concerns. The MAPM is responsible to support the Quality Management System and ensure adherence to corporate/ sector policies and procedures as well as review CDRL deliveries and support other customer Award Fee criteria.  Additionally, the MAPM ensures timely support and flow down of sector/division goals and key operating factors to include support of the programs affordability goals. This position is responsible for staffing and daily management of all MA&P program personnel at the PAICoE. This MAPM works closely with the site CoE Mission Assurance Director, as well as other sector directors and Vice Presidents across all Functional Homerooms and Program IPTs.

This Strike activity is a key and critical program for the corporation. This position has great influence on program financial performance via the mitigation of risks, highlighting new opportunities and assisting in future business growth while performing on the current contract. There is no doubt that quality performance is directly tied to financial performance and the MAPM position has no less responsibility than the total enterprise and the program's quality performance.



Basic Qualifications:


  • Leadership and management experience overseeing a department/team
  • Knowledge of AS9100 Quality Management System.
  • 7 years minimum of industry experience in one or more areas: Engineering, Production/Manufacturing, Mission Assurance and/or Quality Assurance.
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal, communication, leadership, and mentoring skills and confidence to brief executive management on a regular basis.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret DoD clearance and Special Program Access.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Mission Assurance/Quality Management experience Strike - Special Access Program Clearance
  • In-scope Secret DoD


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 ID: 20004108

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work..
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Top Secret Required
Yes, 25 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position