a.i. solutions is seeking a driven individual who will support Missile Defense Agency (MDA) mission and quality assurance by participating in multi-disciplinary teams conducting quality and mission assurance evaluations and assessments for existing missile defense components and architectures. This position will provide technical expertise in reliability engineering to Quality and Mission Assurance Management in performing oversight of all lifecycle phases including requirements, design, development, testing and programmatic efforts. The role responds to requirements, design, development, testing and programmatic concerns. In addition, this individual will be supporting design and failure review boards/investigations, milestone reviews and aiding in the implementation of the reliability program. The successful candidate will act as an integral part of the team to ensure the goal of delivering quality products and services that meet and exceed customer expectations.
Essential Roles & Responsibilities:
Provide engineering, quality and mission assurance support within the Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (BMDS); specifically within the DVQ Advanced Technologies Directorate, Quality and Mission Assurance Branch
Evaluate contracts for Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Assurance Provisions (MAP) and Parts, Materials, and Processes (PMAP) requirements
Review Command Media and evaluate compliance
Assist with implementation and support of collaborative Supplier Quality Management methodologies, including development and updating of key program plans, policies, best practices, and strategies for effective supply chain management
Review Government requirements documents and supplier hardware technical requirements for assurance compliance and assist with addressing issues
Support engineering reviews, technical interchange meetings, monitor configuration management, monitor testing and qualification activities, support Failure Review Boards, support change control boards, and monitor software control
Verify quality requirements flow-down and implementation
Interface with the Defense Contract Management Agency, MDA program engineering, MDA quality technical experts, and supplier engineering, manufacturing, quality and senior management
Demonstrate strong collaboration and communication skills to foster efficient workflow across multiple parties including: government customers, technical staff, and other contractors
Periodic travel, approximately once every other month
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or related technical discipline
15+ years of relevant experience in the MDA or a similar DoD environment or Master's degree
Experience evaluating Quality Management Systems for robustness, compliance to requirements, and recommending improvements
Certified for ISO9000/AS9100 auditing
Currently possess a DoD secret security clearance
Experience with Parts, Materials, and Processing (PMP) with DoD systems
Background in MDA, Advanced Technologies, or similar DoD systems
Experience with Certified Software Quality and processes
Experience with lasers, aircraft, spacecraft, and sensor platforms
Supplier Quality Management experience in assessing/evaluating mission critical hardware and/or software and investigating root cause of failures and/or nonconformances
Internal Number: 18-0082
About a.i. solutions
We are a mature small business, offering products and engineering services to enable your mission’s success. Since 1996, a.i. solutions’ proven capabilities and customized solutions have supported our nation’s defense and civilian space agencies for over 20 years.
a.i. solutions has:
Five convenient locations across the U.S.
Expert teams of engineering, science and IT professionals with depth in our core capabilities
ISO 9001:2015, AS9100 Rev D certified and CMMI-Dev ML3 appraised
Agility and dedicated focus of a small business, with necessary infrastructure to successfully manage larger contracts
Excellent ratings as both a prime and subcontractor
For more than two decades, we have developed a reputation as a reliable partner who delivers exactly what our customers require. And, because we remain focused on our core capabilities, we continually refine our approaches to design even stronger, more innovative solutions in order to exceed customer expectations. That’s why some of the most recognizable government and commercial organizations trust us with the entire lifecycle of their space missions.