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Principal /Sr Principal Software Quality Assurance Engineer-7880

Requisition ID: R10062539

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs, 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal / Senior Principal Software Quality Assurance Engineer.  This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrence (GBSD) program.  This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

What You’ll Get To Do:

Principal/Senior Principal Engineer, Software Quality Assurance - The selected candidate will be responsible for one or more software development teams (IPTs) on the GBSD or other SDS programs. Our focus is on ensuring process execution and efficiencies in the development, testing and release of the software deliverables.

Roles and responsibilities:

• Support individual scrum/sprint teams by attending meetings, creating Jira dashboard tools to help monitor the progress and execution efficiency. Offer suggestions for improvement to software leadership. 

• Create process health, progress and stability metrics when required

•    Become fluent in the use of tools; Jira, Confluence, Jazz, DOORS or others as needed

•    Be a constructive advocate for Mission Assurance and relentlessly articulate our Value Proposition to our stakeholders

•    Ensure GBSD software is in compliance with industry guidelines and contractual requirements for development of military weapon systems. Maintain a keen focus on employee engagement, teaming and collaboration, process improvement, rework reduction, and continuous improvement


Basic Qualifications:

•    Principal Engr SW Quality-Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of Software/Software QA experience, 4 additional years of relevant experience may be used in lieu of a degree, Master's degree with 3 years.

•    Senior Principal Engr SW Quality- Bachelor’s Degree and 9 years of Software or Software QA experience, 4 additional years of relevant experience may be used in lieu of a degree, Master's degree with 7 years

•    Applicable Military experience in lieu of degree

•    US Citizenship, Active Secret Clearance adjudicated within the last 5 years, and the ability to obtain a Top Secret (TS) security clearance and Special Program Access (SAP)

•    Experience in developing and implementing Software Quality Assurance plans.

•    Experience in developing and using metrics for process health and performance monitoring

•    Demonstrated ability prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines

•    Excellent liaison between local personnel, suppliers, and customers

•    Experience in evaluation, tracing, and analysis of requirements

Preferred Qualifications

•    Experience in leading a team of Software Quality Assurance and Quality Engineers

•    Experience in Software Quality Assurance Management

•    Experience in Missile Systems/Sub-Systems design, construction, or sustainment

•    Experience in process monitoring, data collection, analysis, and metric reporting for a large program/supplier-base.

•    A current/Active Top Secret clearance


Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $103,900 USD - $155,900 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.