Sr Staff Engineer QualityBaltimore, MD

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 Mission Systems is seeking a Sr. Staff Engineer Quality to join our Quality and Mission Excellence Compliance team of qualified, diverse individuals located at our BWI campus in Baltimore, MD. The Sr. Staff Engineer ensures that finished produce and corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and documentation is compliant with requirements. Ma y specialize in the areas of design, incoming material, production control, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality.

The Sr. Staff Engineer Quality Engineer:

  • Applies data analytic skills and performs statistical analysis identify, assess cost, and prioritize the need for process change.

  • Influences change on a broad scale. Develops and implements corrective/improvement actions at the process level. Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable standards, and that documentation is compliant with requirements

  • Demonstrates considerable innovation in identifying alternative approaches to problems.

  • Leads team members toward the identification, development, and implementation of cost effective, efficient, and technologically driven solutions.

  • Serves as an authority on broad technical areas.

  • Provides technical leadership, direction and mentoring to other technical employees in the application of principles, tools, and techniques to achieve practical end results.

  • Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place.

  • Serves as organization spokesperson on multiple advanced projects and/or programs that have a direct impact on the sector (both technical and non-technical).

  • Acts as advisor to management, co-workers and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.

  • Maintains critical external customer contact to understand their technical needs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related STEM field

  • 14+ years of relevant experience; 12+ Years with Masters; 8+ Years with PhD

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance, US citizenship

  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal and confidence to brief senior management

  • Foundation in Quality and Mission Excellence applications

  • Ability to work in and lead cross-functional teams to resolve challenging problems and/or issues

  • Working knowledge of SAP, ISE and CADSTAR

  • Strong communication (written/oral) with training skills for all levels of the organization

  • Identify and eliminate functional and organizational roadblocks to the operating system maturity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with proposals/estimates and Basis of Estimate (BOE) development

  • Familiarity with Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

  • Familiarity with dispositioning hardware for quality related issues in a manufacturing facility

  • Familiarity with Material Review Board (MRB) process

  • Familiarity with electrical or mechanical design requirements and specifications

  • Green/Black Belt Certified in Lean Six-sigma

  • Data Analytics and Statistical Analysis methods and techniques; Ability to perform quality-related data analysis

  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Minitab, Tableau or equivalent tools for statistical analysis

  • Familiarity with Drive for Excellence (DFX) supplier quality and sustainment concepts

  • Familiarity with Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) techniques

  • Certified: IPC-A-600, 610, 620, 601, IPC-6012, Certified IPC Specialist (CIS), J-STD-001, MIL-STD-883 Certified

  • SAP familiarity with Quality Notifications, Production Orders and Purchase Orders

  • Experience with ISO9001 or AS9100 Quality Management System and AS9102 First Article Inspections (FAI)

  • Cost Account Manager (CAM) Training with Baseline and ECAC development experience

  • May be certified in lean and six-sigma quality engineering methodologies.


Salary Range: $159,000 - $238,400

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.