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Principal Engineer Quality

Requisition ID: R10038857

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: 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 Space Systems has an opportunity for a Mission Assurance (MA) Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Boulder CO. Join the OPIR Exploitation Systems (OES) Operating Unit and work with our team of experts ensuring the development and delivery of systems that keep our world safe. As a key program team member, the Mission Assurance Engineer will engage with all levels of the organization and work collaboratively with functional areas including Program Management, Contracts, Business Management, and Systems Engineering, The MA Engineer will be an advocate for program quality, exercise objective judgment, drive improvements in quality processes, products, and services. The MA Engineer will report to the Mission Assurance Manager, of the OPIR OES Operating Unit located in Boulder CO. Roles and Responsibilities: The MA Engineer develops, modifies, applies, and maintains standards for software/hardware quality operating methods, processes, systems and procedures. Conducts software/hardware inspection, testing, verification and validation. Implements software/hardware development and maintenance processes and methods. Ensures measures meet acceptable reliability standards. Develops overall operating criteria to ensure implementation of the software/hardware quality program according to project, process and contract requirements and objectives. Ensures that project and process control documentation are compliant with requirements, objectives and/or contract. Reviews software/hardware design, change specifications, and plans against contractual and/or process requirements. Reviews include applicable specifications, materials, tools, techniques, and methodologies. Performs or directs verification of software/hardware requirement allocations, traceability, and testability.

Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelors in Science degree in a STEM discipline or 5 years of experience –OR- a Master’s Degree and 3 years’ experience in supporting mission/quality assurance, systems engineering, software/hardware engineering, integration and verification, industrial engineering, or supplier quality management.

- Good understanding of software/hardware development and sustainment

- Ability to work with all levels of management and the possession of excellent communication skills

- The ability to travel across the state of Colorado to U.S. Military bases where our products are installed

- The ability to work independently and be willing to travel up to 15% of the time.

- Active Secret clearance. Ability to obtain Top Secret clearance.

- Knowledge and experience in standard Microsoft Office tools

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

- Prior work in OPIR and SBIRS/DSP satellite engineering, use and knowledge of the Missile Defense systems exploitation of OPIR or experience in Multi-Int data fusion.

- Quality Assurance, Mission Assurance or Process experience in a hardware or software sustainment environment

- Good understanding of AS9100D, auditing, and/or CMMI quality management system and knowledge of what these standards mean in relation to business

- SAP knowledge and experience

- Good understanding of Agile and Mission Assurance role in Agile methodology

- Good understanding in continuous improvement processes- Active TS clearance with SCI access

Salary Range: $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

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.

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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.