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Principal Engineer Quality

Requisition ID: R10089254

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Orlando, FL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Confidential
  • 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.

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 Defense Systems is seeking a Principal Quality & Mission Assurance Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The position will be located in Orlando, Florida.

The successful candidate will provide Quality and Mission Assurance support for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Sustainment Services (LGSS) program within the Ground Satellite Communications Systems Operating Unit (OU).  The QMA Engineer will have responsibility for ensuring product, process, and supplier requirements are met while achieving high levels of quality, customer satisfaction, program execution, and on time delivery.  The QMA Engineer will lead all aspects of quality and mission assurance for the LGSS program. 

Position is Contingent awaiting contract award.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading all quality processes for the program (e.g., audits, independent reviews, quality planning, quality documentation, vendors, parts, program corrective action tracking/reporting, program reporting)
  • Quality representation in program baseline management activities (e.g., Milestone Reviews (SRR, PDR, CDRs), PCCB, peer reviews, code reviews, release planning, configuration management, CCB, test witnessing)
  • Active participant in Program Management and Agile Execution (e.g., Sprint Planning, Sprint Execution, Sprint Retrospectives, metrics, PMRs, IPRS, plus list above) to include working with Scrum master and program team on making process improvements
  • Generate and report program Quality Metrics (e.g., IPRSs, monthly reports)
  • Lead Program Risk & Opportunity Management Board (ROMB) and processes (e.g., monthly risk meetings, monthly risk reporting, PMRs, Risks)
  • Perform Program & Supplier Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) analysis and drive corrective actions to closure.
  • Identify, lead, and participate in continuous improvement projects to improve quality, efficiency, customer satisfaction, and program profitability.
  • Generate and maintain program’s AS9100 and NASA Software Assurance Standard compliance matrix.

Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities below:

Principal Quality Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related STEM field and 5+ years of experience in a quality assurance, mission assurance, or related engineering role; or master's degree with 3 years of experience in quality assurance, mission assurance, or related engineering.
  • Experience performing the duties of a quality assurance with Satellite Ground Systems
  • Experience with Software Quality Assurance (familiar with Software development life cycle)
  • Must be able to multi-task and quickly adapt to change when issues arise
  • Strong background and expertise in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Must be able to plan, organize, and establish priorities related to an assignment and the ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with internal business/technical teams and external customers
  • Ability to pass a United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) background check for High-Risk Services contract
  • Travel as required (minimal) up to 10%
  • Must be able to work on-site in Orlando, Florida

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer or AS9100 Lead Auditor Trained/Certified
  • Experience with NASA Standards (NASA-STD-8739.8: Software Assurance Standard; NPR 7123.1C: NASA Systems Engineering Processes and Requirements)
  • Experience with System and Software Safety requirements evaluation for testability, ambiguity and consistency
  • Experience with CMMI, AS9100, ISO900, and/or ISO27001 standards
  • AGILE / SCRUM TEAM process experience & training
  • SAP MRP/ERP usage & reporting is a plus

Salary Range: $82,000 USD - $123,000 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 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.