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Senior Principal Engineer Mission Assurance

Redondo Beach, CA, USA | Northrop Grumman

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    7-10 years
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At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space 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 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. 

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Engineer Mission Assurance 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA. 

Program Quality Lead Responsibilities:

Assist the Program Quality Managers (PQM) with all Mission Assurance /Program Management requirements.

Generate, implement and maintain Quality Project Requirements (QPR).

Ensure functional area Program Quality Engineers (PQE) are aware of all program unique requirements. 

Develop, implement and maintain the Program Quality Plans

Assign program tasks to the functional area PQE’s.

Lead and facilitate program FRBs ensuring identification of root cause and proper implementation of corrective actions and reach back and reach across.

Assist PQM in preparation and execution of Program Preventive and Corrective Action Board (PCAB)

Develop and maintain Program Metrics.

Assist in the preparation of the Program Management Program Review packages

Represent PQM and present Mission Assurance charts at Program Management Reviews (PMR) as required.

Assess staffing requirements / forecasts and communicate staffing needs to functional areas.

Support cost reviews and financial forecasts for program

Assess impact of Out of scope activities, and support any re-plans.

Lead the efforts for Discrepancy Reporting (PDR’s, SIR’s, DR’s, TDR’s, TRS’s, TSTR’s, Waivers) Closures by functional area PQEs.

Support Program Materials and Parts Control Board (PMPCB) and Engineering in the validation and closure of Alerts.

Support PQM with Customer Corrective Action Requests

Support functional Area PQEs in Conditional Acceptance requirements and flow down.

Monitor timely closure of Conditionally Accepted hardware and work corrective actions with functional area PQEs.

Assist Functional area in addressing Incidents and track timely closure including Reach Across.

Support proposal activities in the development of Mission Assurance Task Descriptions and Basis of Estimates generation. 


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)

9 years of defense/aerospace experience or in a manufacturing process management environment; OR Master’s degree with 7 years of experience

Experience in leading and facilitating collaborative diverse teams in Root Cause and Corrective Action

Current and active SCI/SSBI clearances

Preferred Qualifications:


Six Sigma Green/Black Belt or similar process improvement training/certification

Experience with quality management system standards (e.g. ISO 9001/AS9100, CMMI) and change management

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