Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Do you want to work for one of the largest “Aerospace” company in Texas? They are currently looking for an “Software Quality Assurance Engineer” to support their facility in Melbourne, FL.  If you’re interested and qualified, we urge you to apply!

Job Purpose:

The Software Quality Assurance Engineer will interface with other stakeholders, providing support in establishing appropriate plans, with milestones; thus, ensuring compliance to those plans and existing processes. The Software Quality Assurance Engineer will also interface with other members of the Quality team, to include Program Quality Assurance Engineers, Hardware Quality Assurance Engineers and Quality Assurance Auditors to oversee the involvement of the Quality team in each component of the solution. The Software Quality Assurance Engineer will establish and maintain performance metrics and provide periodic reports to ensure timely discussions of non-conformance identified by the Quality team that pose a risk to the project. This position will assure those risks are addressed and escalated when necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Performs quality assurance function within software and systems engineering teams.
  • Support the Chorus 2 tailoring and defines processes/methods to execute.
  • Point of contact for external departments related to software project quality.
  • Coordinates with other team members in contributing to software project quality.
  • Actively participate in engineering milestone reviews throughout the various phases of software development, including all phases from initial planning and requirements definition, through system level design, software design, implementation and testing, final system testing and deployment.
  • Apply departmental quality initiatives in meetings and in the lab through effective dialogue with Engineering, Media and Program Management regarding quality objectives and risk management.
  • Capture and record essential meeting outcomes and maintain records.
  • Maintain quality metrics for software and systems engineering activities in order to drive accountability, oversight and improvement.
  • Summarize and report on accumulated metrics to highlight quality issues.
  • Working with engineering team, oversee execution of final system acceptance tests (FSATs) of customer projects and represent Quality department in customer acceptance tests.
  • Participates in the Failure Review Board (FRB) and provides inputs for the software improvements and to validate that the corrective actions are closed.
  • Reviews and signs off all Software Engineering Change Orders in the CCB (Change Control Board) to ensure software meets the specifications and requirements.
  • Performs processes and software audits to ensure that they are meeting the required specifications and applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Prepares or assists in development of documentation for inspection and testing procedures. Develop tools for monitoring and reporting the quality activities.
  • Participates in all required peer document reviews (test plan, outline drawing, etc.) that are deemed necessary to ensure actual respect of the Process, interfaces with all other engineering components within the company and with customers and suppliers on quality related issues.
  • Participates and assists in the process improvement efforts and identifies and proposes ideas in areas that need improvement.

Skills:

  • Minimum of two-four years of experience in Software Development.
  • 2-3+ years of experience and/or training in development and testing of  software/hardware
  • 2-3+ Telephone, PC, Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite tools.

Category Manager

Do you want to work for one of the largest Electrical Systems Integrator company in California? They are currently looking for an Category Manager to support their facility in Irvine, CA.  If you’re interested and qualified, we urge you to apply!

Job Purpose:

The Category Manager may recommend cost saving proposals including alternative sourcing and will exercise independent judgment within defined practices and procedures to determine appropriate action.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic Sourcing

  • Develop global sourcing strategies for transportation and industrial equipment.
  • Work with various business stakeholder groups to identify and qualify new or existing capable suppliers, initiate requests for proposals/quotations (RFPs/RFQs), advise requestors with respect to contract terms and conditions
  • Conduct RFP and lead cross functional teams through the selection process of preferred suppliers with effective scoring criteria to critically evaluate supplier proposals in accordance with company policies
  • Lead negotiations on General Procurement agreements, including, but not limited to, Master Agreements, Statements of Work, Change Orders balancing business deliverables, legal interests and pricing
  • Conduct analysis on proposals for services in support of various business functions
  • Analyze total costs, assist business functions with ROI analysis, price and rate benchmarking and negotiate favorable business terms to leverage company purchasing power

Category Management

  • Develop, refine and implement category strategies and tactics that enable the procurement of products and services at the highest value benefit to the company
  • Add value by becoming the subject matter expert on various categories and consulting internal clients on industry trends, benchmarking, and best practices
  • Lead cross-functional meetings with various business functions and develop a communication strategy to keep internal clients informed about procurement processes, supplier strategy, and procurement policies

Supplier Management.

  • Manage supplier relationships with focus on supply risk management, contract risk management and cost management
  • Mediate supplier issues and resolve customer / supplier contract disputes if necessary.
  • Contract Management ((USD)1M+.
  • Review, redline and negotiate contract.
  • Evaluate processes and recommend improvements to standardize life-cycle contract and sourcing processes and systems.
  • Ensure pricing & deliverable as negotiated are included in the contract; coordinate comparison of proposals and final contract term.
  • Ensure contract execution & retention, preferably through electronic signature process

Skills:   

  • 5-7 years leading, a plus would be experience w/ P3 sourcing projects greater than (USD)300k spend and High Risk.
  • Have a good knowledge of the regional market for their commodity: Transportation, Logistics & Warehousing.
  • Proven experience negotiating Terms & Conditions.
  • Experience working with Cost Lever methodology.
  • Experience leading PVET / sourcing board presentation.

Ideal Candidate would reflect the following experience on resume:

  • Develops transportation sourcing strategy, manages RFPs, and negotiates transportation agreements globally for all modes (truck, rail, air, ocean, parcel, LTL)
  • Managed U.S. network transportation optimization project identifying over (USD)X in consolidation/mode shifts.
  • Negotiated U.S. FedEx small parcel agreement, yielding (USD)1X annual hard savings
  • Recommends carriers that meet & exceed Customer service/cost requirements across multiple business lines.
  • Partners with Operations to manage key supplier relationships on performance and business unit needs.

Education:         

  • Bachelor’s degree