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Principal Engineer Software Quality/ Sr. Principal Engineer Software Quality

Redondo Beach, CA, USA | Northrop Grumman

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Software Quality Principal or Senior Principal Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA. 

The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Space ISR Systems Division Quality and Mission Excellence (QME) team. We are looking for a high-caliber individual with a background in software program execution, software development, software systems engineering, software mission/quality assurance and/or process improvement to join the QME organization. 

The candidate selected will monitor and improve mission/quality assurance system elements that assure program execution and customer goal satisfaction. The Software Quality professional will support one or more intelligence community software programs in the Redondo Beach area. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Engineer of Software Quality will ensure compliance with all quality and mission assurance related contractual requirements, and sector/division policies and procedures, while contributing to the program’s effective process implementation.

Tasks will include:

• Independently assessing program and supplier risks, cost, and schedule; conducting process and product audits; and performing supplier assurance.

• Assuring the quality of software engineering and test verification activities, and participating in software development and test peer reviews. 

The successful candidate will have an understanding of 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. 

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below. 

This requisition may be filled at either the Principal (T03) or Senior Principal (T04) level.

Qualifications 

The Basic Qualifications for a Principal Engineer Software Quality are:

• Bachelor's degree in STEM related field and 5 years of related experience in supporting systems engineering, systems integration, software engineering, software development, software test processes, or program management.

• Good understanding of software development.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Being organized and a self-motivator.

• An active DOD Secret clearance 

The Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Engineer Software Quality are:

• Bachelor's degree STEM related field and 9 years of related experience in supporting systems engineering, systems integration, software engineering, software development, software test processes, or program management.

• Good understanding of software development.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Being organized and a self-motivator.

• An active DOD Secret clearance 

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

• Software development management or program management experience

• Mission/Quality Assurance or Process experience

• Six Sigma Green Belt certification

• Good understanding of the specific AS9100 Standards impacting program performance.

• Good understanding of the specific NGMS Policies and Procedures impacting program performance.

• Active SCI Clearance


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