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Northrop Grumman Staff Engr Mission Assurance in Dulles, Virginia

We are looking for a high-caliber individual with a background in software mission/quality assurance and process improvement, and/or software/ground software development, software systems engineering, software program execution, to join the Software Mission Assurance group. The candidate selected will monitor, audit and assure software/firmware product development compliance to contractual requirements, software product safety standard, and customer goal satisfaction.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a good understanding of the software life cycle, process and product compliance, ISO, IEEE and NASA standards, nonconformance system, and a detail oriented approach to identify and capture noncompliance and risks throughout the software's development life cycle and maintenance to include review and approve program plans, design documents, Statement of Work, Software builds/release, and scripts related to ground software. Other duties will include participation in major review boards, test readiness reviews, software changes in the Software Configuration Control Board (SCCB). Monitor, audit, and perform software sub gap analysis, compliance audits, and requirements testability.

Excellent people and technical skills are required to coordinate with various subsystems, conduct internal and subcontractor compliance analysis and audits, implement corrective actions, and interact with management. He/she will be working on spacecraft programs, ensuring overall software/firmware development life-cycle process compliance including software planning, design, implementation, verification, validation, acceptance and delivery.

The Staff Software Mission Assurance Engineer will support one or more software programs from the Dulles, VA location.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in software engineering, systems engineering or related field with 14 years of experience or 12 years of relevant experience with a Master's degree

Experience developing and maintaining Software Mission and Safety Assurance plan in alignment with applicable requirements and planned activities

Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills to be able to articulate with multiple members to include clients and stakeholder

Dedicated to teamwork and work well in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

Represent the interest of Software Quality Assurance and Software Safety Assurance

Experience in software/ground software development

Experience in software safety engineering or in any human flight safety

Have a quality mindset (able to spot goodness and well as deficiencies in process and products) as well as a systems mindset (able to see the big picture and solve problems)

Familiar with Software Assurance Standards: ISO, NASA, IEE, TOR, etc.

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.

Job Category : Engineering