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Sr Quality Assurance (QA) Manager

at Lockheed Martin Corporation

Posted: 9/20/2019
Job Reference #: 524728

Job Description

Req ID

LMCareers Business Unit

Work Schedule
9x80A-9,9,9,9,8 hrs/d in wk1, /9,9,9,9,off in wk2

Security Clearance



Business Area

8030A00:QA - Missile Programs

Relocation/Housing Stipend Available

Job Code/Title
L1586:QA Engineering Sr Mgr

Job Class
QA/Test and Inspection

Job Category
Experienced Professional


Industry Job Title
Sr Quality Assurance (QA) Manager

Req Type

Job Description
Do you have a passion for working on emerging technologies? Lockheed Martin Space’s Missile Defense Programs (MDP) are experiencing significant growth - and we need your expertise to deliver the world’s best products to our customers. MDP includes advanced Hypersonic weapons, Directed Energy Weapons, Ballistic/Hypersonic Missile Defense, and Targets, and other key advanced technologies. This role can be a true career milestone with tremendous growth potential to stretch and hone your expertise. This is a rare opportunity to work closely alongside our MDA/Army partners to field urgently needed systems. We have an immediate need for a Sr Quality Engineering Manager for our Huntsville, AL location (preferred location). This role may also sit in Sunnyvale, CA for the right candidate.

As the MDP Quality Assurance (QA) Sr. Manager, you will lead and develop a strong hardware and software QA team to plan and successfully execute our program portfolio. You will be deployed to the business VP/Program Managers and work closely within the integrated program team to develop and apply quality processes to deliver on customer needs. You will own the overall process and product quality on these critical programs with authority to ensure requirements are met. In this role, you will also have functional responsibility for your team, including staffing, performance reviews, and talent development. You will own the Corrective Action Board (CAB) and serve as the primary DCMA contact for this portfolio. You will be expected to fulfill delegation responsibilities for the Director, QA, and to lead cross-functional improvement projects to drive cost down and value up.

You will need to apply your strong understanding of all aspects of Quality Assurance for both development and ongoing programs. We need you to be a driving force to guide technical decisions that achieve high quality performance. Your work will influence the Systems Architecture; Integrated Master Plan; Requirements and Verification Baseline; development, production and flight test hardware/software baseline; ground and flight test planning; and design maturity milestone reviews. As a Full Spectrum Leader, you will also drive design evolution with an independent QA mindset.

As a member of this strategic team working on groundbreaking technologies, you will be exposed to multiple opportunities for personal and career growth, supported by our team of Quality professionals across the Strategic and Missile Defense Line of Business and across Space Systems.

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a technical discipline (e.g., engineering field) or equivalent discipline (e.g., math, physics, chemistry, etc.).
• Minimum 10 years of QA experience and/or related technical discipline
• Minimum 5 years leadership experience with Full Spectrum Leadership behaviors
• Expertise in root cause analyses methodologies and in developing preventive quality corrective action plans
• Experience supporting program milestone reviews (SRR, PDR, CDR, MRR) as the primary QA point of contact
• Effective ability to interact with DOD & DCMA customers and build effective relationships
• Ability to obtain a Secret level DoD clearance and US Citizenship required

Desired skills
• Secret Security Clearance
• Experience as QA Sr. Manager within the Space Systems Business Area or major Weapon System
• Experience on a leadership team on a development program
• Experience developing a program quality plan, defining a requirements and verification baseline, and implementing hardware and software QA oversight.
• Knowledge of AS9100, MDA, and US Army Quality System requirements
• Green Belt / Black Belt Certification; Experience in applying toolset
• Experience leading and conducting QA reviews including Corrective Action Boards, Corrective Action Plans, and Continuous Improvement projects
• Experience interfacing with a proposal team to define and manage the QA portion of an Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and proposal Basis of Estimates (BOE)s

Alabama, California


Huntsville, Sunnyvale

35806, 94089

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

City, State
Huntsville, AL, Sunnyvale, CA