Posted 27 days ago
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’s Aeronautics Systems sector is hiring a Mission Assurance Program Manager 3 (MAPM)  to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals on the Global Hawk program. The MAPM has responsibility for ensuring quality requirements of the Global Hawk program are met by providing leadership and management to assigned personnel and serving as a team member of the IPT. This opportunity will be located in San Diego (Rancho Bernardo), CA.  In this role, you will be responsible for all Quality related activities in Production, Sustainment, Development, International and Supplier Quality activities for the above mentioned Program. The Global Hawk Program has site operations in San Diego, Palmdale, and multiple off-site locations. Travel across sites may be required. This position requires management and leading key program meetings including the Preventive Corrective Action Board (PCAB), Risk Management, Program Management Reviews, and Customer Reviews. The MA Program Manager will regularly interface with internal and external customers regarding requirements and understanding stakeholder expectations, and develop controls that build confidence for process execution. The selected candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to prepare and present to the customer and Program Leadership team. This role also requires a candidate that can be strategic, think outside of the box, and be successful in a very demanding and challenging environment. As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop 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. Basic Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor’s degree AND 9 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in aircraft, aerospace, or manufacturing industries along with lead/leadership experience, OR a Master’s degree AND 7 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in aircraft, aerospace, or manufacturing industries along with lead/leadership experience. Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (or higher). Preferred Qualifications: Top Secret DoD clearance Experience in utilizing Agile methodology Strong orientation to change in a dynamic and logistically challenging environment Advanced level of understanding of complex quality policies, procedures, and governmental regulations Ability to analyze alternative courses of action where decisions have risk/reward implications for program or area of influence Proficiency in root cause and corrective action processes A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, globally, and to all levels of any organization Advanced STEM degree preferred 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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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Mission Assurance Program Manager 3 (Global Hawk) - San Diego, CA