Job Title: Quality Engineer - Six Sigma
Job Location: Melbourne, FL
Job ID: AS20202002-41704
The Lead, Quality Engineer is responsible for overseeing the entire development and integration (software and Hardware) inclusive of contract review, requirement definition, design generation and all testing activities. The success of the Lead Quality Engineer depends on process compliance, product compliance, the overall quality of the product as well as the product’s ability to hit the market on-time and on-budget.
The Lead Quality Engineer defines the processes to be implemented on assigned programs for complete oversight of program activities. These processes are broken down into task(s) to stimulate collaboration with the program team to ensure compliance to all requirements, verification of defect-free quality product that meets customer needs and monitoring of the processes and product for any trends that needs to be addressed. The Lead Quality Engineer is responsible for proactive reporting of all issues/concerns inclusive of known and potential risk(s) to the program team, leadership and external customers as required by contract.
The Lead Quality Engineer’s task include:
Collaboration with contracts, engineering, operations, supply chain, program leadership, external customer representatives (i.e. FAA QRO) to ensure contractual requirements are met
Develop and implement audit plans to ensure compliance to internal/external requirements and standards per program requirements (CMMI Level 3, DO-278, ED-109, AS9100, ISO 9001 etc.)
Educate functions on quality requirements/expectations and drive accountability for compliance
Program interface for internal/external company audits (leads internal audits)
Provide input on functional requirements, advise on design and test strategies
Review code (deliverable and test) to ensure end item meets customer requirements and is fully tested.
Support generation of test plans and performance of manual and automated tests to proactively discover “bugs” or issues with software.
Develop standards and procedures to ensure product quality and release readiness
Drive innovation and streamline processes
Certify pipelines used in DevOps development and verify changes as rolled out
Research and analyze product features being tested and provide input for improvements
Research new tools, technologies and testing processes
Perform PCA’s and FCA’s (physical configuration audits and functional configuration audits) – Audit of the “as built” system against design documentation and verify the functional characteristics of the configured product meets the requirements specified in the functional baseline documentation approved at the PDR (preliminary design review)
Support and verify control of source code, configuration management and change management
Conduct DFMEA’s (design failure mode effect analysis) and PFMEA’s (process failure modes effect analysis) as a form of risk(s) assessment, to ensure standardization, thus reducing the opportunity for defects
Develop, implement and drive ZDP (zero defect plan) – Through use of the DMAICR (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control & Report). Inclusive of, but not limited to utilization of (PFD’s, Pareto Charts, Trend Analysis, Gage R&R’s, Statistical Analysis, Mistake Proofing etc.)
Present ZDP (zero defect plan) and data at internal/external reviews
Facilitate & drive RCCA (root cause corrective action) take “ownership” and collaboratively work with team to determine “true” root cause, thus preventing repeat defects.
Associate defects with COPQ (cost of poor quality) and quantify cost savings associated with defect reduction
Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience OR Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt
Experience & success in the realms of software quality and hardware quality
Working knowledge of quality assurance principles
Experience in AS 9100/ISO 9001 Quality systems
Bachelor’sdegree inQuality Science,Computer Science, or Engineering
Educational background or experience with programming languages C, C++, C#, JAVA, Python or other object-oriented design concepts
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
Knowledge of software development lifecycles
Understanding of software configuration and change management practices
Experience in Lean Manufacturing in an Aerospace/Defense environment.
Ability to generate BOE’s (basis of estimates) and WBS (work breakdown structures)