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Associate Software Quality Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Redondo Beach
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is seeking a Software Quality Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in Redondo Beach, CA , at the Redondo Beach campus. Telecommute/remote is not an option for this position. This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80, to allow employees every other Friday off.

The Software Quality Engineer will provide highly technical feedback during code review to ensure compliance with standards and best practices and that the code is correct, efficient, and maintainable. They will implement tools that aid in the collection and analysis of data relevant to Software Quality's statement of work.

The Software Quality Engineer will also:

  • Perform process audits of software development processes to assure compliance to policies, both onsite and at supplier sites
  • Review customer, system and software requirements to ensure the flow down of requirements is complete and unambiguous
  • Participate in contractual reviews and audits, program meetings, and configuration control board meetings
  • Examine the products associated with the preparation and configuration control of software test environments to assess the team's readiness to enter formal testing
  • Collect and analyze quality metrics on software activities
  • Peer review software documents to ensure appropriate content and adherence to standards
  • Interpret customer technical, software, and quality requirements and ensure those requirements are integrated into program plans, specifications, and product documents
  • Ensure compliance with contract program, quality, organizational, and industry alert requirements
  • Provide oversight in discrepancy review and software failure investigations as well as cause and corrective action determinations. Analyze and interpret trends and execute improvements on key metrics.
  • Facilitate thorough root cause analysis on deficiencies and ensure appropriate corrective actions are developed and implemented in a timely manner
  • Monitor execution of formal software tests to ensure tests are executed in accordance with approved test procedures, requirements are fully verified, and that all test procedures and software anomalies are documented and tracked to closure Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or another STEM degree with 0 years of experience.
    • Candidate must have, and/or be able to obtain/maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances: Dept of Defense Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years; OR SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years Preferred Skills
      • Experience with ISO and AS9100 standards requirements
      • Knowledge of Root Cause and Corrective Action tools
        • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
        • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
        • Work well under pressure and adapt well to unplanned tasks
        • Ability and willingness to continuously learn and implement new processes
        • Dedicated to teamwork and be ability to work well in a team environment
        • Active in-scope Top Secret Clearance with ability to acquire and maintain compartmentalized clearance Salary Range: $61,900 USD - $92,900 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 .

          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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