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Principal Engineer Software Quality -CMMI Process Analyst

Requisition ID: R10110418

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Walpole, MA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 seeking a Principal Engineer Software Quality (CMMI Process Analyst). This position will be located at our Defense Systems Sector in Walpole, MA.

The qualified candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman’s 2Is Solutions organization.

Northrop Grumman’s 2Is Solutions organization is seeking a detail-oriented Capability Maturity Model (CMMI) professional. The CMMI Process Analyst position will be primarily responsible for maintaining a CMMI Maturity Level 3 rating and evaluating and updating current CMMI documentation. This person will lead the effort to implement CMMI-related processes in the organization and organize and conduct trainings and audits. The ideal candidate for this position is an independent self-starter with the ability to communicate effectively with various individuals and teams. This position requires attention to detail, strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work closely with SMEs to extract information.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate and update current plans and process documentation.
  • Work closely with SMEs to create standard documentation template.
  • Analyze, review, and write processes in writing and using workflow charts and diagrams.
  • Apply knowledge of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), subject matter, and develop guidelines for process integration and product improvement.
  • Assist Data Mining and Analytics (Services) team and Applications (Software) teams to develop documentation that clearly explains methodology concepts, technical specifications, and complex asset content and related items.
  • Work with SMEs to identify process weaknesses, and development and implementation of process control improvements to processes, procedures, approaches, and/or techniques, incorporating best practices.
  • Aid in the selection of supporting Quality Assurance methodology, tools, processes, procedures, and techniques.
  • Work with external CMMI appraisers in collecting and analyzing project assets, preparing the organization for external assessments, and ensuring successful CMMI appraisals.
  • Understand projects and project requirements and can guide teams in process improvements.
  • Conduct audits and follow up audits.
  • Explore and implement further certification opportunities for the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

A candidate must meet ALL the below criteria. The candidate must:

  • Bachelor’s and 5 years relevant experience, Master’s and 3 years relevant experience, or PhD) from an accredited institution.
  • 3+ years of process improvement with planning, project management, and business analysis, CMMI (or similar) ISO background, systems engineer.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of CMMI model within the culture of the company environment.
  • Experience in communicating effectively with other is both a written and oral manner. Detail-oriented, strong writing skills (grammar, rules of composition, and sentence structure.)
  • Be able to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • Skills in process improvement, information analysis, written and verbal communication, attention to detail, and a proven ability to follow through on complex tasks.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in a way that is easy to understand; ability to read and understand information and ideas in existing documentation.
  • Ability to listen to others and convey complex concepts in simple text.
  • Confidence asking question and probing for information.
  • Previous DoD/ technology experience.

Salary Range: $95,000 USD - $142,000 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.