1+ months

Sr. Principal Engineer Quality

Northrop Grumman
Baltimore, MD 21217

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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 worlds 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 Mission Systems is seeking a talented Sr. Principal Quality Engineer to join our team in Baltimore, MD.

The qualified applicant will join the Quality and Mission Excellence team supporting factory test equipment quality operations. We are looking for a high-caliber individual with a strong background in Mission/Quality Assurance along with Electrical, Digital or RF hardware test equipment experience.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product. Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place. Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment. Designs and analyzes inspection and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment; conducts quality assurance tests; and performs statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications. Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction. Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements. Oversees test equipment design, manufacture and certification for programs and capital projects to include: equipment and software certification and compliance with design and process documentation requirements. Participates in the development of proposals and Basis Of Estimates (BOE's) . May be certified in lean and six-sigma quality engineering methodologies.

Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelor's Degree in a related STEM field
+ 9+ years of experience in the design, manufacture, test, inspection, qualification, delivery of hardware which meets contractual requirements. (7+ years with Master's, 4+ years with PhD)
+ Active Secret Clearance
+ Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
+ Fluent with Microsoft Office products

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Master's degree in a STEM discipline
+ 5+ years of Quality Assurance Engineering experience
+ Experience evaluating or operating electrical, digital or RF test equipment
+ Experience evaluating software design and development processes to confirm design intent using software tools such as Clearcase, ClearQuest or Lab Windows CVI
+ Experience evaluating Requests For Proposal information
+ Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification
+ Familiarity/working knowledge of SAP ERP system


Salary Range: $109,100.00 - $163,700.00

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with **Executive Order 14042** ( https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ ), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by their start date. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of their start date.

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.


Posted: 2022-04-08 Expires: 2022-07-10

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