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We have an opening for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer to apply the principles and practices of Software Quality Engineering, by ensuring laboratory developed and acquired software meet regulatory, contract and customer requirements.
You will assist the SQA Manager with the interpretation of contract requirements, DOE Orders, and consensus standards and determining those that apply to LLNL software and help develop institutional program descriptions, procedures, guidelines, and implementation mechanisms evaluate SQA implementation in formal assessments, as well as mentor developers in the application of SQA in their projects and activities.
This position is in the Applications Simulations and Quality (ASQ) Division within the Computation Directorate and will be matrixed to the Management Assurance System (MAS) Office.
Essential Duties • Review interpretation of contract requirements and consensus standards that apply to LLNL software. • Review and/or update implementation mechanisms for institutional software quality program descriptions, policies, procedures, and guidance to satisfy contract requirements. • Review nuclear/radiological safety software (aka 830 software) qualification packages for adequacy and completeness to determine if the software should be authorized for use at LLNL. • Maintain the LLNL 830 Software Inventory. • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on the implementation of the SQA program. • Provide guidance/education to code teams in the applications of SQA best practices to ensure compliance and continuous improvement. • Participate in performance and compliance assessments of programmatic implementation of the Institutional SQA Program (ISQAP). • Back-up the LLNL SQA Manager as needed. • Perform other duties as assigned. In Addition, at the higher Level • Lead performance and compliance assessments of programmatic implementation of the Institutional SQA Program (ISQAP). • Create, review, and/or update implementation mechanisms for institutional software quality program descriptions, policies, procedures, and guidance to satisfy contract requirements. • Evaluate software risk rankings, mitigation strategies, and 830 software qualification documentation to assure appropriate quality standards and policies are met.
Qualifications • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience • Comprehensive knowledge of the American Society for Quality's Software Quality Engineering Body of Knowledge. • Broad Experience with the software development life-cycle. • Comprehensive experience in implementing SQA practices and techniques. • Proficient verbal and written skills to effectively collaborate, present, explain, influence, and advise stakeholders and/or external sponsors. In Addition at the higher Level • Significant experience conducting SQA-related performance and compliance assessments and program evaluations. • Advanced knowledge of software quality applications and quality standards that govern the control of software quality. • Advanced verbal and written skills to effectively collaborate, present, explain, influence, and advise stakeholders and/or external sponsors. Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
Desired Qualifications • Certified as a Software Quality Engineer by the American Society for Quality, as well as certified as a Lead Auditor for ISO 9001:2015 or NQA-1. • Familiar with the DOE requirements of DOE O 414.1D for nuclear safety software, NQA-1-2008, IEEE Std. 730, IEEE Std. 828, IEEE Std. 1012, and NAP-24A. • Knowledge of Drupal and/or html/web programming.
Applicants should apply at careers.llnl.gov and Position 105087
Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.
Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.
Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.
About Us Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.
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