Engineer Mission Assurance- BOSS 12634*

United States-California-Vandenberg AFB, United States


Full Time

10 days ago

Job description

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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.

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.  

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Mission Assurance Engineer - 2/3. This position will be located in Vandenberg, CA and will support the Sentinel program.  

 This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

What You’ll Get To Do:  

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a Program Mission Assurance Engineer to provide support to our Vandeberg Space Force Base (VSFB), CA Sentinel Team.

  • Qualified candidate will support MA functions to ensure mission success.

  • Work with Construction Quality Managers (QCM) during construction activities to ensure government, code, and contractual requirements are met.

  • Conduct technical reviews of submittals, Sentinel drawings, SOW’s, SDRLs, CDRLs, board packages, Requirements documents and other documents as required.

  • Performs or assures quality, risk management, safety, reliability and maintainability of SENTINEL achievements.

  • Assesses SENTINEL performance and risks and determines resources to ensure mission assurance.

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

  • Develop, implement and maintain the SENTINEL Program Quality Plans.

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

  • Develop and maintain SENTINEL Program Metrics.

  • Support PQM with SENTINEL Customer Corrective Action Requests.

  • Support IPT MA & QE in Conditional Acceptance requirements and flow down(s).

  • Monitor timely closure of Conditionally Accepted hardware and work corrective actions with IPT MA & QEs.

  • Support Engineering Review Boards with technical approvals.

  • Acceptance of functional and integrated test events.


As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:  

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance  

  • Life Insurance  

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions   

  • Paid Time Off   

  • Health & Wellness Resources   

  • Employee Discounts  


This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.   

You’ll Bring These Qualifications: 

  • Mission Assurance Engineer (level 2): Bachelor's in Science degree and 2 years of related experience, OR a master's degree and 0 years of work experience. 4 years additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Principal Mission Assurance Engineer (level 3): Bachelor's in Science degree and 5 years of related experience, OR a Master's degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years of related experience. 4 years additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  •  Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance

  •  Able to complete USACE CQM Certification with 3 months of being hired

  •  Experience in AS9100 Quality Management System

  •  Experience in USACE construction quality systems (UFGS DIV.1)

  • Experience in USAF Missile Field maintenance and/or operations

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have: 

  • Active Secret Clearance with ability to obtain a Top Secret (TS) security clearance

  •  Current USACE CQM Certification

  • 3+ years' Experience in AS9100 Quality Management System

  • 3+ years' Experience in USACE construction quality systems (UFGS DIV.1)

  • 3+ years' Experience in USAF Missile Field maintenance and/or operations

Salary Range: $87,200.00 - $130,800.00Salary Range 2: $107,300.00 - $160,900.00

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

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