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Senior Quality Assurance Analyst




Woodlawn, MD 21207

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company whose work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. It's not the systems that drive us: it's the soldier our systems bring home. It's not just the equipment that motivates us: it's the people our equipment protects. It's not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it's whom those innovations serve. We're united by our work to help people and protect the world. And that mission makes our team even stronger. When you join Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that's uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits. We're committed to our employees' professional and personal development and success. Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better. Northrop Grumman Technical Service sector is seeking a Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Woodlawn, MD. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Health Systems Management operating unit, which focuses on Healthcare IT solutions for our Federal, State, and Local government clients. We are seeking a Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Audit Analyst who is a self-starter, highly organized and has a strong drive for quality and continuous process improvement. This position will perform quality review of established Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes and artifacts. Responsibilities for this position will include:
* Conduct artifact audits by gathering, examining, and documenting appropriate and sufficient evidence of project artifacts to ensure compliance with established project management and system development life cycle policies and procedures.
* Communicate audit findings by initiating discussions with project stakeholders and management and preparing reports with detailed audit results.
* Participate in QA Representative Team and Change Control Board meetings to review current procedures and identify possible opportunities for improvement.
* At the completion of the audit, provides objective advice to project stakeholders to address non-conformance and to provide recommendations for overall improvement of internal controls and processes that will maximize overall performance and efficiency of managing projects and development of software applications.
* Develops advanced concepts, techniques, and standards. Develop new applications based on professional principles and theories. Demonstrates skill and ability to analyze and develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Able to communicate effectively at the highest levels. Viewed as expert in field within the corporation.
* Develops solutions to problems of unusual complexity, which require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovativeness. Challenges are frequently unique and solutions may serve as precedent for future decisions.
* Works under consultative direction toward long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often self-initiated with considerable latitude for independent judgment.
* Develop presentations in MS PowerPoint and conduct briefings to project stakeholders.
* Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences, as well as interface with the customer on a daily basis.
* Become knowledgeable on the HIPAA policies and procedures for the program and ensure awareness of HIPAA breach process. Understand your role in HIPAA compliance and be able to execute that role in an effective manner.


Basic Qualifications:
* Master's Degree and 13 years of relevant work experience, Bachelor's Degree and 15 years of relevant work experience, or 19 years of experience as a Business /Requirements Analyst in requirements gathering and documentation, process flow and process modeling in lieu of a degree.
* Minimum of 10 years' experience of System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies (such as Agile or Waterfall models).
* Minimum of 5 years' experience performing QA auditing in an IT environment for waterfall and Agile projects.
* Minimum of 5 years' experience performing business and systems analysis for systems that cross multiple components and impact multiple systems.
* Minimum of 5 years' experience in requirements gathering and documentation, developing use cases, functional specifications and detailed design documents; and developing test cases.
* Proficient in MS Office, MS Visio, and SharePoint.
* Able to obtain and maintain a Position of Public Trust designation.
* Experience working in industry's best practice project management, SDLC, and QA Audit framework and tools, and process improvement models such as CMMI and Lean/Sig Sigma.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration.
* Solid experience in performing QA audit in a federal government setting for waterfall and Agile projects.
* Solid experience on SDLC methodologies (such as Agile or Waterfall models) and QA audit tools.
* Certification in Project Management (PMP), Agile, QA, or Business Process Improvement.
* Experience in using Rational RequisitePro or HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)* Prior SSA experience is a plus.
* Directed and administered critical projects to completion, overseeing resource optimization, process re-engineering, systems analysis/design, end-user training, and technical troubleshooting. 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.

Shift: 1st Shift
Relocation Assistance: Yes
US Citizenship Required for this Position: No relocation assistance available
Business Sector: United States-Maryland-Woodlawn 

Shift: 1st Shift
Relocation Assistance: Yes
US Citizenship Required for this Position: No relocation assistance available
Business Sector: United States-Maryland-Woodlawn
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Public Trust - Position of Public Trust
Job Category:
IT - QA and Test
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