Sr Principal Engineer QualityPalmdale, 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking a Sr. Principal Quality Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in Palmdale, CA , with expected travel domestic/international as required. Telecommute/remote is not an option for this position. This position's standard work schedule is a 4/10 , to allow employees every Friday off.

The Sr. Principal Quality Engineer will:

  • Responsible for the implementation of Mission Assurance principles across the program to ensure compliance with contractual, regulatory and NG requirements

  • Support coordination and implementation of all engineering activities, ensuring all individual IPT plans are sufficient quality, completeness, and detail (technical, cost, schedule)

  • Advocates and implements continuous improvement opportunities, providing leadership and guidance in identifying and executing tasks to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of NG processes

  • Investigates quality problems, issues, and failures through root cause investigation and corrective action implementation

  • Interaction with internal and external customers, as well as all levels of employees including: Program Mission Assurance Managers, Integrated Project Team Leads, and representatives from Systems Engineering Integration Team

  • The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels

  • Performs technical issue assessment, provides technical guidance, and plans for resolution

  • Performs Root Cause Analysis (RCCA) and performs Audits to strengthen overall enterprise best practices

  • Support and provide guidance for all program engineering process from project inception to project completion

  • Heavy background/knowledge in System Test and Ground/Flight Operations

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering (electrical, mechanical, systems, aerospace) with 9 years experience, MS degree with 7 years experience, or PhD with 4 years experience

  • Strong understanding and broad application of engineering systems, and DoD Mil specs and standards

  • Demonstrated ability to work without oversight and in a multi-discipline team environment, providing insight and solutions to complicated issues both technical and procedural

  • Extensive experience with leading process improvement projects

  • Experience with Root Cause Corrective Action

  • Active US DoD Secret security clearance (ability to obtain Top Secret) and ability to obtain program access

  • Active Passport

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally 25% of the time

  • Ability to climb stairs frequently

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Engineering (electrical, mechanical, systems, aerospace) or Master's in Business Administration with BS in Engineering

  • Experience with AS9100/ISO9001 Quality Management Systems

  • Trained and experienced in performing Root Cause Corrective Action

  • Experience or strong understanding of system engineering principles, disciplines, and tools

  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance with program access

Salary Range: $120,900 - $181,300

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.