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Software Quality Engineer 2/3

Requisition ID: R10070966

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions 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 Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking a Software Quality Engineer or Principal Software Quality Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in San Diego, CA, at the Rancho Bernardo campus. Telecommute/remote is not an option for this position. This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80, to allow employees every other Friday off.

The Software Quality/Principal Software Quality Engineer will provide highly technical feedback during code review to ensure compliance with standards and best practices and that the code is correct, efficient, and maintainable. They will implement tools that aid in the collection and analysis of data relevant to Software Quality’s statement of work.

The Software Quality/Principal Software Quality Engineer will also:

  • Perform process audits of software development processes to assure compliance to policies, both onsite and at supplier sites
  • Review customer, system and software requirements to ensure the flow down of

requirements is complete and unambiguous

  • Participate in contractual reviews and audits, program meetings, and configuration control board meetings
  • Examine the products associated with the preparation and configuration control of software test environments to assess the team’s readiness to enter formal testing
  • Collect and analyze quality metrics on software activities
  • Peer review software documents to ensure appropriate content and adherence to standards
  • Interpret customer technical, software, and quality requirements and ensure those requirements are integrated into program plans, specifications, and product documents
  • Ensure compliance with contract program, quality, organizational, and industry alert requirements
  • Provide oversight in discrepancy review and software failure investigations as well as cause and corrective action determinations. Analyze and interpret trends and execute improvements on key metrics.
  • Facilitate thorough root cause analysis on deficiencies and ensure appropriate corrective actions are developed and implemented in a timely manner
  • Monitor execution of formal software tests to ensure tests are executed in accordance with approved test procedures, requirements are fully verified, and that all test procedures and software anomalies are documented and tracked to closure

Basic Qualifications:

  • For the Software Engineer, a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or another STEM degree and at least 2 years of software experience or a Master’s degree in one of the above disciplines with 0 years of experience.
  • For the Principal Software Engineer, a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or another STEM degree and at least 5 years of software experience or 3 years with a Master’s degree or 0 years with a PhD in one of the above disciplines.
  • Experience coding in Java, C++, or Python
  • Understanding of software engineering principles, practices, and theories
  • Ability to understand and work with multiple enterprise-wide systems and software problem tracking tools such as DOORs, Jira, Confluence, and BitBucket
  • Knowledge of waterfall, spiral, or Agile life cycles
  • Active in-scope Top Secret Clearance with ability to acquire and maintain compartmentalized clearance

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with ISO and AS9100 standards requirements
  • Knowledge of Root Cause and Corrective Action tools
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Work well under pressure and adapt well to unplanned tasks
  • Ability and willingness to continuously learn and implement new processes
  • Dedicated to teamwork and be ability to work well in a team environment

Salary Range: $74,900 USD - $112,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.