Principal Engineer Quality-19020039

Location: Baltimore
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: No
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented Principal Quality Engineer to join our team in Baltimore, Maryland.

The 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. 


Provides technical solutions which support Quality Management System (QMS) functions on Department of Defense (DOD) 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, to help realize those solutions.


Ensures Mission and Quality Assurance support throughout the development, review, delivery, and maintenance cycles for program SDRL 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 review providing feedback on designs to engineering/manufacturing personnel. Hands-on experience developing or reviewing plans and processes associated with AS9100.


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. Serves as the MA representative on the program Material Review Board.


Also serves as a liaison with customer representatives and coordinates and supports product Sell-Off and well as responses to customer questions and requests for corrective actions. 





Basic Qualifications: 



  • Bachelors Degree in a related STEM/Technical discipline 5+ years of relevant experience (3+ Years related experience with Masters; 0+ Years related experience with PhD.)
  • Solid written and verbal interpersonal, communication skills and confidence to brief senior management.
  • Active DoD Secret clearance, US citizenship required.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams to resolve problems or issues


Preferred Qualifications: 

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Manufacturing Engineering

  • Six Sigma trained/certified or knowledge of statistical analysis methods and techniques.

  • Experience with AS9100/ISO9001 Quality Management experience

  • Excellent data analysis skills using, Mini Tab, Excel or similar

  • Strong presentation & communication skills

  • SAP knowledge

  • Understanding of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

  • Have experience in quality planning

  • Possess Active Top Secret Clearance

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.







Job ID: 19020039

  Reasons to apply:

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Secret Required