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Quality Assurance Manager


Account Manager


Lynnwood, Washington, United States


Job Description

Leidos is a FORTUNE 500 company bringing a mix of innovative technology and sector expertise to customers in the national security, engineering, and the health industries. Leidos employees enjoy market-competitive compensation and benefits and career growth opportunities to match individual ambitions.

Leidos is seeking a Quality Assurance Manager to support the Maritime System Division (MSD) in the Lynnwood and Poulsbo, WA, ISO 9001 certified facilities. The scope of the business activities at these facilities includes: underwater vehicle systems, maritime sensors, supporting information technology & engineering services for complex maritime applications, development and support of underwater data acquisition and telemetry systems for distributed sensors for ISR, IPOE, SSW and platform signature measurement.

MSD is an industry leader in developing, applying, and advancing the state-of-the-art signal processing technologies for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems including distributed netted sensor systems, communications systems, positioning systems, tactical decision systems, and autonomous unmanned platforms. Leidos maritime systems are addressing complex mission requirements and pioneering impressive firsts in the application of advanced signal processing solutions to the full range of maritime missions. The MSD team includes an outstanding group of engineers and scientists, located in Arlington VA, Long Beach MS, Newport RI, Lynnwood and Poulsbo WA, San Diego CA, and other sites around the United States, who support a broad range of activities ranging from advanced prototype development for DARPA, ONR and other S&T customers to provide support for ongoing Navy missions. The successful applicant will become part of a world class team that is a recognized leader in maritime systems development.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Site QMS Leadership
    • Ensure site continual compliance to the ISO 9001:2015 standard for all aspects of the QMS.
    • Create/maintain a culture of continuous improvement.
    • Manage and lead the Mission Assurance team of quality engineers supporting the Lynnwood & Poulsbo sites.
    • Collect and report key process indicator measurements to evaluate and improve the quality management system (QMS)
    • Plan, coordinate and support ISO 9001 external assessments.
    • Actively oversee the implementation of Mission Assurance goals and objectives and support Quality Engineering & Control business rhythms.
  • Sustain QMS
    • Work with program teams and site leadership to proactively work CAR and OFI findings, and ensure timely completion as required by Leidos policies.
    • Plan, maintain and support the execution of internal quality audits for the Lynnwood & Poulsbo sites.
    • Provide and track training of site staff to ensure awareness of quality management system processes.
  • Project and Program support
    • Support performance of quality inspections and verification testing of project deliverables.
    • Conduct timely program quality audits in accordance with program audit schedules and report results/document findings.
    • Provide guidance to, and work with programs to establish root cause(s) and sound corrective actions for findings and requirement escapes.
    • Establish strategic approach to witness testing.
    • Provide review and input to program plans and other program documents in support of accurate and on-time deliverables.
    • Support proposal activity to ensure quality requirements and hours are documented and estimated properly for the scope of the work.
  • Suppliers
    • Identify requirements to flow down to suppliers.
    • Ensure suppliers and subcontractors have established quality management systems and operate in accordance with program requirements and flow down quality requirements.
    • Initiate and track supplier corrective action activity.
    • Maintain approved supplier list and manage supplier ratings.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years of prior relevant experience; or master’s with three (3) year of prior relevant experience.
  • 2+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects.
  • In depth knowledge of ISO 9001:2015.
  • Experience in quality auditing, root cause analysis and test witnessing.
  • Continuous improvement experience in leading innovative changes
  • Knowledge of statistical process control.
  • US citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain credentials to access military installations.
  • Must be proficient in utilizing Microsoft Office products.
  • Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and function in a dynamic fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a hardware and software development environment.
  • Experience with Atlassian software development and collaboration tools [Jira, Confluence]

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $87,100.00 - $157,450.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.