Principal Quality & Mission Assurance Engineer /Sr. Principal Quality & Mission Assurance Engineer, Orlando, Fl

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Orlando, FL

Requisition ID: R10084714
Category: Engineering
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

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 Defense Systems has an opening for a Principal Quality & Mission Assurance Engineer/ Sr Principal Quality & Mission Assurance Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Orlando, Florida. If you are up for a challenge on an exciting program with plenty of growth opportunities, come join us!

Provide Quality and Mission Assurance support for Satellite Communications Programs within Ground Satellite Communications Systems Operating Unit (OU) at NGDS Sector. The QMA Engineer will have responsibility for ensuring product, process, and supplier requirements are met while achieving high levels of quality, customer satisfaction, program execution, and on time delivery.  The QMA Engineer will lead all aspects of quality and mission assurance for the programs.  The position is located in Orlando, Florida.

Key Responsibilities:

Leading all quality processes for the program (e.g., audits, independent reviews, quality planning, quality documentation, vendors, parts, program corrective action tracking/reporting, program reporting)
Quality representation in program baseline management activities (e.g., PCCB, peer reviews, code reviews, release planning, configuration management, CCB, test witnessing)
Active participant in Program Management and Agile Execution (e.g., Sprint Planning, Sprint Execution, Sprint Retrospectives, metrics, PMRs, IPRs, plus list above) to include working with Scrum master and program team on making process improvements
Generate and report program Quality Metrics (e.g., IPRs, monthly reports)
Lead Program Risk & Opportunity Management Board (ROMB) and processes (e.g., monthly risk meetings, monthly risk reporting, PMRs, Risks)
Perform Program & Supplier Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) analysis and drive corrective actions to closure.
Identify, lead, and participate in continuous improvement projects to improve quality, efficiency, customer satisfaction, and program profitability.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of Satellite Communication Systems and software quality and mission assurance principles, the discipline to enforce them, and will possess strong communication skills and the ability to work closely and effectively with program personnel.

Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities below:

Principal Quality Engineer:

Bachelor’s degree in a related STEM field and 5+ years of experience in a quality assurance, mission assurance, or related engineering role
Experience performing the duties of a quality assurance with Satellite Communication Systems
Experience with Software Quality Assurance (familiar with Software development life cycle)
Must be able to multi-task and quickly adapt to change when issues arise
Strong background and expertise in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel
Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills
Must be able to plan, organize, and establish priorities related to an assignment and the ability to work independently
Strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with internal business/technical teams and external customers
Must have an DoD Interim Secret clearance (US Citizenship required)
Travel as required (minimal) up to 10%
Must be able to work on-site in Orlando, Florida

Sr. Principal Quality Engineer:

BS degree plus 9+ years of experience (MS degree 7 years of experience) in a quality assurance, mission assurance, or related engineering role
Experience performing the duties of a quality assurance with Satellite Communication Systems
Experience with Software Quality Assurance (familiar with Software development life cycle)
Must be able to multi-task and quickly adapt to change when issues arise
Strong background and expertise in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel
Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills
Must be able to plan, organize, and establish priorities related to an assignment and the ability to work independently
Strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with internal business/technical teams and external customers
Must have an DoD Interim Secret clearance (US Citizenship required)
Travel as required (minimal) up to 10%
Must be able to work on-site in Orlando, Florida.

Preferred Qualifications:

ASQ Certified Quality Engineer or AS9100 Lead Auditor Trained/Certified.
Lean Six Sigma – Black Belt
Experience with AS9100, ISO900, and/or ISO27001 standards
CMMI 5 process experience & training
AGILE / SCRUM TEAM process experience & training
SAP MRP/ERP usage & reporting is a plus

Salary Range: $82,000 USD – $123,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $101,300 USD – $152,400 USD

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. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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