176360 - Principal Engineer Software Quality 3 - CA - C
CA-Southern California - San Diego
Rancho Bernardo
Up to $52.00 DOE
1 year

We have an opening for a Software Quality Assurance Engineer 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.
The selected candidate will provide the program's overarching focus on systems and software, product and process, quality assurance throughout the entire software life-cycle.
Essential Functions:
o Actively engage and lead Systems and Software Quality Assurance SSQA) bid and proposal efforts to ensure the SQA cost estimating relationship and statement of work are properly bid and estimated.
o Participate in Peer Reviews and Product Reviews as a principal team member to ensure 1st time quality and compliance to program and company requirements.
o Ensure the flow down of requirements is complete and unambiguous and that consistent bidirectional traceability is maintained.
o Participate in contractual reviews and audits, program/IPT meetings, and configuration control board meetings to provide SQA leadership and guidance.
o Perform process audits of the engineering and management processes to assure compliance to established policies, procedures, work instructions, and program specific plans.
o Examine the products associated with the preparation and configuration control of software test environments to assess the team's readiness to enter formal testing.
o Witness execution of software qualification and system acceptance tests to ensure tests are executed in accordance with approved test procedures, requirements are fully verified, and that all test procedure and software anomalies are documented and tracked to closure.
o Evaluate and ensure the overall capability and quality management system of software suppliers via; pre-contract supplier surveys, surveillance audits, product reviews, formal milestone reviews, and test witnessing.
o Facilitate thorough root cause analysis on all major findings product and process) and ensure appropriate corrective and preventive actions are developed and implemented in a timely manner.
The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. Candidate must be comfortable in a lab environment and be able to collaborate closely with system/software engineers, hardware engineers, and integration/test engineers.

Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and 5 years of software engineering or quality experience OR Master's Degree in STEM and 3 years of software engineering experience; OR a PhD.
Experience developing and testing software coded in Java, C++, C and other OOP languages.
Experience within the aerospace/defense industry.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with software life cycle processes, including peer reviews, requirements analysis, implementation, test, configuration management, cyber security and risk management.).
Experience with modern software development models (Waterfall, Incremental, Spiral, Agile).
Experience with software metrics implementation and analysis.

Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); OR Master's Degree in STEM; OR a PhD is required.
School must be accredited.

9/80 workweek

Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Zachary Fasano at zfasano@chiptonross.com
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x252 or (800) 927-9318 x252

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.