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Engineer Software Quality

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition ID: R10060494
Category: Engineering
Location: San Diego, California, United States of America
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 2 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. Develops, modifies, applies, and maintains standards for software quality operating methods, processes, systems and procedures. Conducts software inspection, testing, verification and validation. Implements software development and maintenance processes and methods. Ensures measures meet acceptable reliability standards. Develops overall operating criteria to ensure implementation of the software quality program according to project, process and contract requirements and objectives. Ensures that project and process control documentation are compliant with requirements, objectives and/or contract. Reviews software design, change specifications, and plans against contractual and/or process requirements. Reviews include applicable specifications, materials, tools, techniques, and methodologies. Performs or directs verification of software requirement allocations, traceability, and testability. Job Responsibilities Review customer, system and software requirements to ensure the flow down of requirements is complete and unambiguous
Review and verify design documents meet appropriate standards
Review source code and provide technical feedback and solution alternatives
Participate in contractual reviews and audits, program/IPT meetings, and configuration control board meetings
Perform process audits of software development processes to assure compliance to established policies, procedures, work instructions, and program specific plans
Examine the products associated with the preparation and configuration control of software test environments to assess the team's readiness to enter formal testing
Witness execution of software qualification and system acceptance tests to ensure tests are executed in accordance with approved test procedures, requirements are fully verified, and that all test procedure and software anomalies are documented and tracked to closure
Evaluate and ensure software suppliers possess the capability and capacity necessary to execute and deliver procured software with unquestionable quality
Facilitate thorough root cause analysis on major findings and ensure appropriate corrective and preventive actions are developed and implemented in a timely manner
Interpret customer technical, software, and mission assurance 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
Ensure Software Risk Management activities are executed according to standards and procedures
Provide Lab support and lab verification in preparation for Software Certification testing
Develop and deliver metrics and reports as needed Basic Qualifications: Software Quality Engineer 2 years of experience with Software and/or Quality Assurance and a Bachelor's Degree (in a STEM field ideally Engineering;) or 0 years of experience with a Master's
Able to read and understand Software Code (C++, Python, Java)
Application of technical expertise including complete understanding of software assurance fundamental engineering principles, practices, and theories
Ability to understand and work with multiple enterprise-wide systems and software problem tracking tools (e.g. DOORs, Jira, Confluence, BitBucket.)
Experience with ISO and AS9100 standards requirements
Advanced experience in applying waterfall, spiral, and Agile life cycles
Knowledge of Root Cause and Corrective Action tools
Active in scope Secret Clearance Preferred Skills Excellent writing communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas
Exceptional customer responsiveness
Ability to follow established processes and procedures
Be detail oriented and self-driven
Ability to successfully work multiple concurrent tasks
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Self-motivated and have a positive mindset
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 very well in a team environment Salary Range: $74,900 USD - $112,300 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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, San Diego , Engineer Software Quality, IT / Software / Systems , San Diego, California

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