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Staff Quality Engineer – SMORS

Requisition ID: R10098424

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a high caliber Staff Quality Engineer with a background in Mission/Quality Assurance, program execution, software, hardware, and systems engineering, to join the Mission Assurance team in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The candidate selected will monitor and improve mission/quality assurance system elements that assure program execution and customer goal satisfaction. The Quality Engineer will support The SMORS Program in the Colorado Springs area.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Quality Engineer will ensure compliance with all contractual requirements, and sector/division policies and procedures, while contributing to the program’s effective process implementation.

Tasks will include:

Independently assessing program cost, and schedule; Assists in the performance of independent quality reviews to ensure compliance with contractual and customer requirements; and performs statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications. Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction assuring process and product quality. Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards, and that documentation is compliant with requirements. Assuring the quality of software and hardware engineering and test verification activities and participating in software development and test peer reviews.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of software and hardware mission assurance principles and Safety Engineering, the discipline to enforce them, and will possess strong communication skills and the ability to work closely and effectively with program personnel.

May specialize in the areas of design, inspection of incoming product, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality. May be certified in lean and six-sigma quality engineering methodologies.

Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree in STEM related field and 14 years of related experience in supporting mission/quality assurance, systems engineering, systems integration, software engineering, software development, software test processes, hardware engineering and development or program management; 12 years with a Master's degree in a STEM related field; 9 years with a PhD in a STEM related field

- Solid written and verbal interpersonal, communication skills and confidence to brief senior management with solid foundation in Mission Assurance applications.

- Good understanding of the specific AS9100 Standards impacting program performance.

- Possess an ACTIVE Secret clearance. Ability to obtain and maintain an advanced security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

- Mission Assurance/Quality Assurance experience

- Knowledge of RCCA process

Good understanding of the specific AS9100 Standards impacting program performance.

- Excellent data analysis skills

Possess an ACTIVE Secret clearance. Ability to obtain and maintain an advanced security clearance.

Salary Range: $132,700 USD - $199,100 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.