Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.
Our excellent benefits include:
Employer retirement contribution – direct STScI contribution of 10% of your salary from your first day
12 days sick leave, up to 24 days’ vacation, and 10 paid holidays
Comprehensive medical/dental/vision/prescription plans, and more!
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 9184
Support NASA missions! The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), located on the Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, MD, is a multi-mission science and flight operations center for NASA’s flagship observatories, including the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes. Learn more about our missions
The Quality Assurance Manager (QA Manager #9184) provides independent oversight and support to the James Webb and Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope missions, and ensures that all practices outlined in the Quality Assurance Plans for both missions are executed.
This position can support hybrid work. Candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to our local market. (MD, DE, VA, PA, DC & WV).
Duties and Responsibilities:
As the QA Manager, you will utilize a quality activities schedule, checklists and templates to manage all QA tasks. The QA Manager leads process, procedures and product audits; participates in design, code and test reviews; witness testing; provides audit assessments through the generation of audit reports including non conformance reporting and tracking. You will recommend and support the implementation of corrective actions; review software technical documentation, and supports the overall safety and security for all Science and Operations Center systems.
Executes Quality Assurance activities according to Quality Assurance Plans and in collaboration with the Mission Project Managers.
Conducts audits, assessments and evaluations through independent analysis to verify compliance to established standards.
Documents and tracks findings and observations to close; escalating unresolved issues to the appropriate management levels.
Creates audit plans and reports; and revises QA plans as appropriate.
Reviews software documentation as assigned by mission office(s) and team leads.
Interfaces with development, integration and test, and operations teams at the Space Telescope Science Institute; NASA; international partners; and observatory contractors to support the effective operation of a mission wide quality assurance process.
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STScI offers a flexible and welcoming workspace for all. STScI embraces the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in creating a first-rate community. We strongly encourage women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities. Veterans, disabled individuals, or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
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Qualifications and Job Requirements:
You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to meet ITAR requirements.
Planning, preparing, conducting, reporting and following up on audits or assessments.
Knowledge of quality assurance best practices, methods and tools as it relates to system and/or software development.
Analytic, problem solving and decision-making skills.
Communicates effectively both orally and in writing.
Bachelors degree in related field
Knowledge of NASA’s safety and mission assurance practices is highly desirable
Substitution of additional relevant education and/or experience for stated qualifications may be considered.
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), is a multi-mission science operations center for NASA’s flagship observatories. Our world-class astronomical research center is based on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland.
Established in 1981, STScI has overseen the Hubble Space Telescope’s science program since 1990 and will expand to include the James Webb Space Telescope, launched in 2021. Our staff is also developing major science operations for the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. The Roman Project is currently planning for observatory launch in late 2026.