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Software Quality Assurance Lead




Paducah, Kentucky, United States


Job Description:

Leidos has an opening for a Software Quality Assurance Lead to provide support to the Computing, Telecommunications, and Cyber Security team specifically in the area of Software Quality Assurance (SQA).

The position requires expertise in implementing Software Quality Assurance in accordance with the following requirements or standards:

  • Department of Energy (DOE) Order 414.1 D Quality Assurance

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers NQA-1 2008 with 2009 Addenda Quality Assurance

NOTE: Remote work is available on a temporary basis. However, the candidate will be expected to be on site at the Lexington Office to work once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications

  • ISO 9001:2015, Quality Management Systems - Requirements

  • DOE Office of Environmental Management Quality Assurance Program EM-QA-001

  • DOE Guide 414.1-4, Safety Software Guide

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53

General and Administrative

  • Responsible for planning and preparation of SQA documents and procedures, and assisting all levels of division or project personnel in software quality and security related matters

  • Perform oversight of the SQA program and support implementation of SQA requirements

  • Support software owners in grading SQA requirements based on risk, safety, facility life-cycle, and complexity

  • Has knowledge regarding development and maintenance of SQA associated system application(s) and support tools

  • Remains conversant with industry’s computer security technology and researches the latest information technology security trends

  • Develop, evaluate, review, or update training for personnel who use software and apply SQA requirements to software life-cycle phases

  • Knowledge is based upon a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, principles, standard practices, techniques and methods applicable to both software security and quality assurance efforts

  • May perform surveillance and inspections in accordance to the applicable site or department procedure.

  • Maintains knowledge of and demonstrates ability to perform work safely in accordance with all approved safety policies, procedures and applicable regulations and performs assigned duties in a safe manner

  • Functions effectively in a team environment

  • Meets task and project deadlines under stressful situations

  • Other technical, cyber and general administrative duties as assigned


  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or associated field preferred, with 3 years related experience

  • Must have a strong software development background and sound understanding of software engineering principles and practices.

  • Working knowledge and experience with Visual Studio, SQL Server, and Team Foundation Server (TFS)

  • Experienced with Microsoft SharePoint preferred

  • Well-developed interpersonal/communication skills

  • Knowledge of Windows systems

  • Strongly proficient PC skills including Microsoft applications and Adobe Acrobat

  • Detail oriented

  • Knowledge of information classifications types a plus. (e.g., OUO, PII, ECI, FOIA, and, HIPAA)

Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance at Q level.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $60,450.00 - $93,000.00 - $125,550.00