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Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer Quality

Northrop Grumman | Herndon VA 22096 USA | Full Time | Posted: 05/29/2020

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At Northrop Grumman, innovation isn't just an idea - it's a way of life.

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 Mission Systems is seeking a talented Quality Engineer to join our team in Herndon, VA.

  • The Principal / Sr. Principal Quality Engineer defines and monitors Mission Assurance (MA) program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of programs. Performs or assures quality, risk management, safety, reliability and maintainability of program achievements, subcontractors, and suppliers in accordance with contractual requirements.
  • Assesses program performance and risks, and determines resources to ensure MA effectiveness. Is responsible for MA task delegation and establishing budgets and spend plans.
  • Provides technical solutions which support Quality Management System (QMS) functions on software and hardware engineering, development, test, integration, and production programs. Utilize customer and Northrop Grumman Mission Assurance policies and procedures, such as ISO 9001/AS9100/CMMI, to help realize those solutions.
  • Candidate will provide quality leadership, task direction and technical guidance to program.
  • Ensures Mission and Quality Assurance support throughout the development, review, delivery, and maintenance cycles for program CDRL deliverables, internal plans, and risk-based process audits. Participates as MA representative in Configuration Control Board meetings to assure compliance with established Configuration Management policies and procedures. Participates in design reviews providing feedback on designs to engineering/manufacturing personnel.
  • Works with the MA team and program management team to define, gather, evaluate, and effectively present process and quality metrics to assist with program efficiency, effectiveness, and continuous improvement. Ability to coordinate/collaborate with external quality teams in data gathering, problem solving, risk mitigation, and root cause corrective action.
  • Experience providing root cause analysis and presenting key metrics to Quality and Program leadership. Attention to detail coupled with the ability to quickly learn, assess, and apply new processes/procedures.
  • Also serves as the primary liaison with customer representatives and supports product "Sell-Off" and well as responses to customer questions and requests for corrective actions.

    This requisition may be filled at a higher level based on the requirements below.

MAQEA

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications Level 3:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related STEM field and 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Solid written and verbal interpersonal, communication skills and confidence to brief senior management
  • Knowledge of software development and integration experience
  • Active TS/SCI clearance, with the ability to obtain a CI polygraph
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams to resolve problems or issues
  • Experience with AS9100/ISO9001 Quality Management processes
  • Strong presentation & communication skill


Basic Qualifications Level 4:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related STEM field and 9+ years of relevant work experience
  • Solid written and verbal interpersonal, communication skills and confidence to brief senior management
  • Knowledge of software development and integration experience
  • Active TS/SCI clearance, with ability to obtain a CI polygraph
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams to resolve problems or issues
  • Experience with AS9100/ISO9001 Quality Management processes
  • Strong presentation & communication skills
  • Strong analytical ability combined with knowledge and application of assurance principles and techniques
  • Knowledge of pertinent product characteristics and the associated manufacturing processes and techniques.


Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Intelligence Community Expertise
  • TS/SCI clearance with CI Poly or the ability to pass a CI polygraph test
  • Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CMMI-L3
  • Six Sigma trained/certified or knowledge of statistical analysis methods and techniques
  • 7 or more years configuration management experience
  • Experience in any of the following: project management, quality assurance, service management, supplier assurance, risk management, metrics development, data analytics, and process improvement
  • Strong organizational, facilitation and leadership skills
  • Root cause/corrective action experience
  • Experience with the Agile framework
  • Data analysis skills using, Mini Tab, Excel or similar
  • Record of increasing responsibility and leadership supporting software development or, deployment, manufacturing, electrical, and mechanical engineering organizations
  • SAP knowledge
  • Experience working with software/systems design requirements and specifications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software development processes including Agile, Waterfall, and Spiral Development processes
  • Experience in quality planning


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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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Location Herndon, VA, 22096, United States
Categories Engineering
Sec Clearances Top Secret/SCI

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