PDS Tech Inc Principal Engineer Software Quality - Secret in San Diego, California

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Principal Engineer Software Quality, in San Diego, CA.


  • Actively engage and lead Systems and Software Quality Assurance SSQA) bid and proposal efforts to ensure the SQA cost estimating relationship and statement of work are properly bid and estimated.

  • Participate in Peer Reviews and Product Reviews as a principal team member to ensure 1st time quality and compliance to program and company requirements.

  • Ensure the flow down of requirements is complete and unambiguous and that consistent bidirectional tractability is maintained.

  • Participate in contractual reviews and audits, program/IPT meetings, and configuration control board meetings to provide SQA leadership and guidance.

  • Perform process audits of the engineering and management processes to assure compliance to established policies, procedures, work instructions, and program specific plans.

  • Examine the products associated with the preparation and configuration control of software test environments to assess the team’s readiness to enter formal testing.

  • Witness execution of software qualification and system acceptance tests to ensure tests are executed in accordance with approved test procedures, requirements are fully verified, and that all test procedure and software anomalies are documented and tracked to closure.

  • Evaluate and ensure the overall capability and quality management system of software suppliers via; pre-contract supplier surveys, surveillance audits, product reviews, formal milestone reviews, and test witnessing.

  • Facilitate thorough root cause analysis on all major findings product and process) and ensure appropriate corrective and preventive actions are developed and implemented in a timely manner.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and 5 years of software engineering or quality experience OR Master’s Degree in STEM and 3 years of software engineering experience; OR a PHD.

  • Experience developing and testing software coded in Java, C++, C and other OOP languages.

  • Experience within the aerospace/defense industry.

  • An active in-scope DoD Secret clearance.

  • The ability to obtain/maintain program access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with software life cycle processes, including peer reviews, requirements analysis, implementation, test, configuration management, cyber security and risk management.)

  • Experience with modern software development models (Waterfall, Incremental, Spiral, Agile).

  • Experience with software metrics implementation and analysis.

  • Active, In-scope DoD Top Secret or SCI clearance.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.