Northrop Grumman Principal Software Mission Assurance Engineer - Space / Satellite Systems in Dulles, Virginia
Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today!
We have an opening for a Software Mission Assurance Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.
Software Mission Assurance is a unique function within the Tactical Space Systems, working on spacecraft programs, highly interactive with multiple subsystems, and knowledgeable of the overall spacecraft software development life-cycle process related to software planning, design, implementation, verification, validation, acceptance and delivery.
To be successful in this role, you should have a strong understanding of the Agile software life cycle, software and firmware industry process, product compliance audits and nonconformance system, and a detail oriented approach to identify and capture noncompliance and risks throughout the software's development life cycle and maintenance. Excellent people and technical skills are required to coordinate with various subsystems, conduct compliance analysis and audits, implement corrective actions, and interact with management, customers and subcontractors.
In this role you will:
Derive software assurance requirements from standards, contract requirements, statement of work, processes and program plans. Develop Software Mission Assurance Plan, and implement tasks per the plan
Participate in agile life cycle, product line development supporting a wide variety of Class A to Class D customer
Participate in sprint planning and backlog refinement ensuring team's acceptance criteria for stories and tasks is appropriate and being met as planned
Ensure build and verification testing of new features being added every sprint, as well as full regression testing for all previously implemented functionality in every sprint is performed per plans
Be a member of the Software Configuration Control Boards, review software changes and approved implementation using related software problem tracking tools (e.g. TRAC, Razor, Jira, etc.)
Witness software verification testing, software patches and software qualification to ensure compliance to requirements and procedures
Participate in product peer review and approved product for configuration control and release before products are made available for internal or external customers
Assist in collecting status reports and metrics. Provide weekly and monthly status to the management
Perform process and product audits ensuring compliance to established standards
Identify process and product nonconformances, determine root cause and support implement corrective and preventive action
Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences
Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
Problem solving with ability to prioritize work load and ensure timely completion of assignments
Strong analytical skills with computer software proficiency
Ability to work under tight deadlines, ensure that requirements are met, and follow processes
Exceptional customer responsiveness
Capable of working on multiple levels of compliance requirements
Work well under pressure and adapt well to unplanned tasks
Ability and willingness to continuously learn and implement new processes
Dedicated to teamwork and able to work well in a team environment
5 years of experience with a Bachelors in a STEM field (ideally Engineering;) or 3 years of experience with a Masters; or a PhD
Knowledge of Software Mission Assurance standards and practices
Familiarity with Agile software development life cycles
US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance
10-15 years with BS in Engineering or close related discipline (or 8+ years with Master in Engineering or close related discipline)
The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft. We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA's Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants. Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components.
Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
Dental & Vision coverage
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work)
For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more.
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Job Category : Engineering