Principal QA Policy Strategy Analyst

Requisition ID: R10016164

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Buffalo - NY, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking 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 is looking for a Quality Assurance (QA) Policy and Strategy Analyst for our Buffalo, NY campus.  The employee will be responsible for leading a variety of activities that directly support the Quality Management System including the following: Internal Auditing Program, ISO 9001/AS9100, Continuous Improvement and the Lessons Learned program.

This position requires auditing all process areas of the organization to enforce requirements and meet specifications. The individual will mentor process owners to implement processes to support the Quality Management System, AS9100 rev D standard, and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). The candidate will develop, maintain and ensure compliance with quality assurance programs, corporate, sector, and site policies, and processes.

The candidate will be a project lead on specific efforts relating to Continuous Improvement and Corrective Actions of a technical nature. This will often require working closely with upper management to ensure the scope and direction of each effort is on schedule and meeting all requirements. The candidate must be able to work in a fast- paced, cross-functional results oriented climate and quickly get to the root cause of nonconformities to provide technical solutions and effective corrective actions to a wide range of complex and difficult problems.

The candidate must be adept at coaching and leading cross-functional teams throughout the organization to integrate process-engineering solutions into team action plans supporting organizational goals and objectives.

The candidate must be a self-starter with a proven track record of multi-discipline team experience and possess outstanding analytical, presentation, communication and facilitation skills.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or technical discipline
  • 6+ years relevant experience in quality, engineering or manufacturing (4+ years experience with Masters).
  • Team facilitation experience
  • Process Auditing Experience
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, ability to present to large groups
  • Experience in Root Cause Analysis and Correct Action Planning
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a manufacturing or engineering environment
  • Detailed knowledge of ISO 9001, AS9100 and CMMI
  • Experience developing in Microsoft Sharepoint
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Experience using TipQA
  • Strong Facilitation skills Lean / Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification to drive continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to apply strong analytical skills


Salary Range: 76000 - 114000

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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