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Sr Principal Quality Analyst

Requisition ID: R10076126

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Sunnyvale, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Not Applicable (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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented Sr. Principle Quality Analyst to join our team in Sunnyvale, CA.  

The Quality Analyst will support the Quality & Mission Excellence department and lead the Foreign Object Elimination / Foreign Object Debris (FOE/FOD) program for the Sunnyvale site. A successful candidate should be proactive and self-motivated. Strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and technical skills are essential for this role. Candidate will work in a service-oriented team environment and will regularly interface with various levels of shop floor, Manufacturing, Operations, and Program Management personnel. The requirements of this position are expected to allow for some mix of on-site and teleworking, subject to employee experience/performance, and subject to program and organizational needs.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • The Quality Analyst will lead the Foreign Object Elimination / Foreign Object Debris (FOE/FOD) program for the Sunnyvale site.
  • Collaborates with manufacturing, Operations, and Program functions to ensure quality standards and FOE/FOD policies are in place.
  • Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction.
  • Ensures that FOE/FOD areas meet acceptable quality standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements.
  • Develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols.

Basic Qualifications:

  • STEM degree and 6 years of experience or 10+ years related experience (in lieu of degree).
  • Ability to successfully engage on the shop floor to provide solutions and coach and mentor others in the use of quality principles and practices
  • Able to successfully engage with manufacturing and QC personnel on the shop floor to provide solutions
  • Experience developing, collecting, and analyzing metrics.
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Experience in root cause analysis and corrective action
  • Strong PC skills and proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially MS Excel, Power Point, and Word.
  • Experience successfully managing and producing data with strict deadlines
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to attain required security level clearance (US Citizenship required).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with Foreign Object Elimination / Foreign Object Debris (FOE/FOD) programs.
  • Experience in an ISO 9001/AS9100 Quality Management System Environment.
  • Familiarity with testing techniques and tools in a fabrication, machining, and assembly environment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal oversight and in a multi-discipline team environment, Demonstrated problem solving skills in a manufacturing environment implementing solutions to complicated technical issues.
  • Ability to document, plan and manage projects.
  • Experience conducting or managing internal audits.
  • Possess SAP skills and experience.
  • Defense Industry experience.

Salary Range: $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 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.