Principal / Sr Principal Engineer Software Quality - 10185* Huntsville, AL

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.

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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal/Sr Principal Engineer Software Quality . This position will be located in Huntsville, AL and will support the Sentinel program.

This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

What You'll Get To Do:

  • The selected candidate will be responsible for monitoring/reporting on one or more software development teams on the Sentinel or other SDS programs. Our focus is on ensuring process execution and efficiencies in the development, testing and release of the software deliverables.

  • Support individual scrum/sprint teams by attending meetings, creating Jira dashboard tools to help monitor the progress and execution efficiency.

  • Offer suggestions for improvement to software leadership.

  • Create process health, progress and stability metrics when required

  • Become fluent in the use of tools; Jira, Confluence, Jazz, DOORS or others as needed

  • Be a constructive advocate for Mission Assurance and relentlessly articulate our Value Proposition to our stakeholders

  • Ensure Sentinel (GBSD software is in compliance with industry guidelines and contractual requirements for development of military weapon systems.

  • Maintain a keen focus on employee engagement, teaming and collaboration, process improvement, rework reduction, and continuous improvement

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Engineer SW Quality: Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of software related experience; OR a Master's Degree with 3 years of software related experience

  • Senior Principal Engineer SW Quality: Bachelor's in Science Degree and 9 years of software related experience; OR a Master's Degree with 7 years of software related experience; OR a PhD with 4 years of related software experience

  • Active Secret Clearance with ability to obtain a Top Secret (TS) security clearance

  • Experience in developing and/or using metrics for process health/performance monitoring

  • Experience in the software development life cycle

  • Experience in evaluation, tracing, and/or analysis of requirements

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with systems engineering and test environments

  • Experience in developing and/or implementing Software Quality Assurance plans.

  • Demonstrated ability prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines

  • Experience in leading a team of Software Quality Assurance and Quality Engineers

  • Experience in Software Quality Assurance Management

  • Experience in Missile Systems/Sub-Systems design, construction, or sustainment

  • Experience in process monitoring, data collection, analysis, and metric reporting for a large program/supplier-base.

  • A current/Active Top Secret clearance

Salary Range: $86,300 - $129,500

Salary Range 2: $107,000 - $160,400

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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