Senior Principal Software Quality Engineer **CURRENT/ACTIVE CLEARANCE REQUIRED**

Requisition ID: 20026330

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 50 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Job Summary
Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a Sr. Principal Software Quality Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Northridge, CA location. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Software Quality Engineering team that is engaged with cutting edge technology on a dynamic portfolio of advanced weapons. The Software Quality Engineer performs tasks that contribute to the completion of program execution for one or more programs to meet the requirements of the contracts and business.
Qualified candidates work as part of a team, demonstrate a high level of attention to detail, possess the ability to plan ahead and be customer-support focused. Individuals must also have demonstrated ability to evaluate whether documents, instructions and procedures are being followed during execution and demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.   Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
• Represent Software Quality Assurance for all software/firmware/Programmable Logic Device (PLD) development activities
• Interface with manufacturing, engineering, customer, supplier, and subcontractor representatives to ensure requirements are met
• Participate in software/firmware /PLD design reviews, defect reviews and code reviews
• Review software/firmware/PLD design, specifications, and plans for compliance to contract and process requirements
• Participate in test witnessing including preparations for test events, test monitoring, sign-off on final test reports, and surveillance of integration and testing labs and their activities
• Review, analyze and report on software/firmware /PLD quality discrepancies related to the product(s) being delivered
• Review/approve contract deliverables for accuracy and compliance to contract requirements
• Perform internal audits to company/program requirements and industry standards
• Investigate problems and recommend preventative/corrective actions, dispositions and modifications      

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in a related STEM field from an accredited university
• 9+ years of industry experience in Software Quality Assurance
• Additional industry experience within one or more areas: quality, auditing, manufacturing, engineering and/or software-related field
• Advanced understanding of CMMI and ISO9001/AS9100 standards
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Holds Interim Secret or Active Secret DoD Security Clearance (US Citizenship required)
• Able to perform work in an approved environment during specified work hours

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working within various software/firmware /PLD development lifecycles
• Experience translating high level product requirements into software/firmware requirements and specifications
• Experience validating/testing software/firmware for compliance to contract requirements and specifications
• Experience working with suppliers in defining software/firmware requirements and test cases
• Experience validating supplier’s testing of software/firmware run on embedded systems
• Familiar with object-oriented programming languages, such as JAVA, C++, C#, Ada, or VHDL
• Familiar with various scripting languages and CM tools, such as JIRA, Python, and MATLAB
• Familiar with firmware debugging, including analysis of results and regression testing
• Familiar with version and configuration control of programming files, especially when supplier furnished
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 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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.