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Sr. Principal Quality Engineer

Requisition ID: R10093449

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Sr. Principal Engineer Quality to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.

Position Overview:

The Sr. Principal Engineer Quality will work as part of the MDS BU Supplier Quality organization to ensure that products and performance meets established company, regulatory and customer requirements to ensure mission success. The primary function of this role will be to provide on-site QE support and oversight at a major subcontractor facility(s) in Melbourne, FL to ensure that all customer and company requirements are met.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides on-site oversight of the subcontractor to ensure that all procedures are followed, and all contractual requirements are met
  • Create, develop, and conduct inspections and audits at NGC subcontractor/supplier site as required
  • Support Mandatory Government Inspections
  • Works closely with suppliers/subcontractors to ensure requirements are met and that a quality system is maintained
  • Works with suppliers and subcontractors to investigate problems and develop RCCA to address non-conformances / process findings.
  • Effectively communicates with teammates, suppliers, and customer representatives.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and reports on quality discrepancies related to assembly, process, mechanical, electrical, and electro-mechanical systems.
  • Interfaces with manufacturing, engineering, customer, supplier, and subcontractor representatives to ensure requirements are met.
  • Assures compliance in program quality, process improvement, and internal auditing in accordance with contractual requirements.
  • Supports the development of SQ metrics.
  • Provide QE support for software installations and testing.
  • Provide QE support for hardware installation, modifications, and configuration changes.
  • Ability to work independently with limited direct / in-person supervision
  • Support leadership meetings/reviews by providing QSMA status and inputs (PMRs, PCABs, etc.)

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels of the organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) discipline plus 9+ years of experience (MS degree 7 years of experience, PHD 4 years of experience) in a quality assurance, mission assurance, or related engineering role
  • Ability to work flexible or extended hours and travel offsite as required to support business needs.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated problem-solving skills who can work with minimal direction.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% to support business needs
  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance is required to start

Preferred Qualifications:

  • GMD or related missile defense program experience
  • Proficient SAP user
  • Proficient Jira user
  • Process improvement implementation experience
  • Working with Agile Framework and Methodologies
  • Supply Chain Management & Procurement experience
  • Software development lifecycle understanding
  • Extensive experience conducting audits and inspections on site at a supplier facility
  • AS9100 Auditor certification and/or extensive knowledge of the AS9100 standard
  • IPC-620 certified

Salary Range: $101,600 USD - $152,400 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.