Software Quality Assurance Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Software Quality Assurance Engineer (SQAE) will be responsible for a wide range of responsibilities including participation in the design lifecycle of software, design reviews, test witnessing, software problem reporting and audits. The SQAE interacts and works with the software engineering team to ensure compliance to contractual requirements and standards. SQAE supports compliance to AS9100, CMMI ML 3, D0-178 and D0-254 (firmware). The ideal candidate will have strong attention, high adherence to schedule, good communication skills, problem solving ability, can multitask and delegate responsibilities.


  • Participate in software design process (Spiral and Waterfall models) making recommendations for product changes and improvements

  • Generate program specific Software Quality Assurance plans, checklists, and reports

  • Support the development and improvement of software quality processes in support of AS9100, CMMI vl. 3 ML3

  • Support the development and improvement of software quality processes in support of AS9100 and CMMI vl. 3 ML3

  • Support the development and improvement of software quality processes in support of D0-178, DAL Level B, and potentially Level A

  • Participate in Functional Configuration Audit (FCA), Stages of Involvement (SOI} and compliance audits for AS9100, CMMI, D0-178, and D0-254

  • Review program specific software related documents such as Software Development Plan, Software Requirements Specifications, Software Design Documents, test plans and procedures                 -

  • Validate functional requirements in peer reviews of software code using IMB DOORS and Rational Team Concert (RTC}

  • Participate in software code peer reviews

  • Witness software testing. Write Software QA test reports related to qualification testing

  • Manage software problem reporting system, including verification of software solutions to closure

  • System administrator for software tools such as RTC and DOORs

  • Manage build and baseline release of software

  • Make presentations to customer(s) on topics related to Software Quality Assurance

  • Design, collect, manage and report SQA metrics


  • Bachelor's Degree in CS, CIS, MIS, Mathematics, or Engineering.

  • ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) certification (preferred, but not required). If not certified, will be required to do so upon hire.

  • 7+ years of Software Quality Assurance or related experiences

  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tool, and processes.

  • Experience working with the following compliance requirements:

  • CMMI - Maturity Level 3

  • AS9100 - Quality Management System

  • AS9115 - Quality Management Systems - Deliverable Software

  • D0 - 1 78 - Software Consideration for Airborne Systems

  • Direct experience with DAL Level B minimum, Level A preferred

  • D0-254 - Hardware Consideration for Airborne (firmware)

  • Administrator or user experience using Rational Team Concerts and DOORs

  • Familiarity with Unix or Linux based system is a plus

  • Understanding of coding languages

  • Strong analytical ability

  • Ability to utilize multiple word-processing and database applications including MS Office applications.

  • U.S. citizenship required