Principal Software Quality Engineer/Sr. Principal Software Quality Engineer

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Software Quality Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Rolling Meadows, IL.
We are looking for a high-caliber individual with a background in software program execution, software development, software systems engineering, software mission/quality assurance and/or process improvement to join the Quality & Mission Excellence organization.
The candidate selected will monitor and improve mission/quality assurance system elements that assure program execution and customer goal satisfaction. The Software Quality Engineer will support one or more programs.

Roles and Responsibilities:
The Software Quality Engineer will ensure compliance with all Quality related contractual requirements, and sector/division policies and procedures, while contributing to the program's effective process implementation.

Tasks will include:

  • Independently assessing program risks, cost, and schedule; conducting process and product audits.
  • Assuring the quality of software and hardware engineering and test verification activities, and participating in software development and test peer reviews.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of software mission assurance principles, the discipline to enforce them, and will possess strong communication skills and the ability to work closely and effectively with program personnel.

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The Basic Qualifications for aPrincipal SWQuality Engineer are:
        • Bachelor's degree in a related STEM field.
        • 5 Years of related experience in supporting systems analysis, systems integration, software analysis, software development, software test processes, or program management with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters
        • Understanding of software development
        • Strong verbal and written communication skills
        • Strong organizational skills and self-motivation
        • Ability to obtain a D.O.D. clearance

The Basic Qualifications for aSr. Principal SWQuality Engineer are:
  • Bachelor's degree in a related STEM field.
  • 9 Years of related experience in supporting systems analysis, systems integration, software analysis, software development, software test processes, or program management with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD
  • Understanding of software development.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and self-motivation
  • Ability to obtain a D.O.D. clearance


Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • Experience in embedded software development
  • Software development management or project management experience
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification
  • Working understanding of the specific CMMI and AS9100 Standards impacting program performance.
  • Experience in Agile development
  • Understanding of the specific NGMS Policies and Procedures impacting program performance.
  • An active DOD Secret clearance


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


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