Principal Engineer Software QualityNorthridge, CA

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.

Job Summary

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a Software Quality Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Northridge, CA location. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Software Quality Engineering team that is engaged with cutting edge technology on a dynamic portfolio of advanced weapons. The Software Quality Engineer performs tasks that contribute to the completion of program execution for one or more programs to meet the requirements of the contracts and business.

Qualified candidates work as part of a team, demonstrate a high level of attention to detail, possess the ability to plan ahead and be customer-support focused. Individuals must also have demonstrated ability to evaluate whether documents, instructions and procedures are being followed during execution and demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Represent Software Quality Assurance for all software/firmware/Programmable Logic Device (PLD) development activities

  • Interface with manufacturing, engineering, customer, supplier, and subcontractor representatives to ensure requirements are met

  • Participate in software/firmware /PLD design reviews, defect reviews and code reviews

  • Review software/firmware/PLD design, specifications, and plans for compliance to contract and process requirements

  • Participate in test witnessing including preparations for test events, test monitoring, sign-off on final test reports, and surveillance of integration and testing labs and their activities

  • Review, analyze and report on software/firmware /PLD quality discrepancies related to the product(s) being delivered

  • Review/approve contract deliverables for accuracy and compliance to contract requirements

  • Perform internal audits to company/program requirements and industry standards

  • Investigate problems and recommend preventative/corrective actions, dispositions and modifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related STEM field from an accredited university

  • 4+ years of industry experience in Software Quality Assurance

  • Additional industry experience within one or more areas: quality, auditing, manufacturing, engineering and/or software-related field

  • Advanced understanding of CMMI and ISO9001/AS9100 standards

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Holds Interim Secret or Active Secret DoD Security Clearance (US Citizenship required)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working within various software/firmware /PLD development lifecycles

  • Experience translating high level product requirements into software/firmware requirements and specifications

  • Experience validating/testing software/firmware for compliance to contract requirements and specifications

  • Experience working with suppliers in defining software/firmware requirements and test cases

  • Experience validating supplier's testing of software/firmware run on embedded systems

  • Familiar with object-oriented programming languages, such as JAVA, C++, C#, Ada, or VHDL

  • Familiar with various scripting languages and CM tools, such as JIRA, Python, and MATLAB

  • Familiar with firmware debugging, including analysis of results and regression testing

  • Familiar with version and configuration control of programming files, especially when supplier furnished

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

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.