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Leidos Quality Assurance Manager in Centennial, Colorado


Job Description:

This position allows for telework with about 25% travel to the office in Centennial, CO. Post COVID-19 restrictions this position could possibly remain telework with travel to the office, will be reassessed at that time.

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient. (

Our Civil Group ( offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals.

Leidos is seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Manager to manage and work within a dedicated team of professionals as part of the Mission Assurance directorate within the Leidos Antarctic Support Contract (ASC).

The QA Manager is directly responsible for management of ASC’s Quality Management System (QMS) and Performance Assurance activities (coordination, analysis, tracking, and management of key performance indicators; management of enterprise-level corrective and preventive actions), as well as audit and assessment coordination, continuous improvement, and enterprise risk management.

As such, the ASC QA Manager supervises a team of leads who manage these functional areas within Quality Assurance:

  • Quality Audits and Assessments

  • Quality Engineering

  • Risk Management

  • Continuous Improvement

Efforts are closely coordinated and integrated with internal Mission Assurance functions (e.g., Safety and Health, Environmental Engineering, Medical and Emergency Management, and Data Management) and with external Mission Assurance Functional Areas (e.g. Travel and Logistic, Operations, Internet Technology and Communications, Project Planning and Integration, Subcontract administration, Business Operations, Large Projects, Facilities, etc.) to ensure success of the entire ASC mission in their support to the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs contract. Additionally, success in thoroughly and effectively coordinating with NSF Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL), specifically the NSF AIL Mission Assurance Activity Based Manager (ABM) is required.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for quality analysis, evaluation, and assessment activities leading to corrective actions, preventive actions, lessons learned, and improvements for ASC.

  • Coordinate with managers at all levels to provide assistance in the achievement and sustainment of compliance with the ISO 9001 international quality standard. Develop, communicate, and guide implementation of surveillance programs that monitor and improve compliance to applicable regulations, corporate directives and the QMS; provide quantitative and predictive measures and analysis expertise to inform program management on key decisions that would benefit from quantitative or predictive analysis.

  • Develop quality requirements for construction and maintenance projects; review statements of work and engineering documents for code requirements and quality input; monitor engineering and construction progress.

  • Coordinate the development and implementation high quality and impactful quality plans, programs, and procedures using statistical quality control, Lean Six Sigma tools and analyses, and other guidance (e.g., U.S. Department of Energy Readiness Assessment requirements, elements, and good practices).

  • Manage daily Quality Assurance operations; oversee the scheduling, tasking, and performance of Quality Assurance team; lead tasking for quality assurance and control, internal process assessments, and effectiveness verification of corrective and preventive actions.

  • Promote the professional development of the Quality Assurance workforce; foster a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement and inclusion, safety, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement.

  • Interface with ASC colleagues as well as manufacturing, engineering, customer, and vendor representatives to ensure requirements are met.

  • Coordinate and successfully integrate with Safety department and other functional areas to conduct inspections, assessments, and process audits; track progress toward completion of preventive and corrective actions; verify effectiveness of actions taken.

  • Conduct reviews to ensure applicability of current quality policies, procedures and objectives by keeping informed of the latest updates / modifications.

  • Solicit customer feedback and ASC senior leadership guidance for improvements to the QMS and ASC’s contract performance

  • Collect and chart data to track performance and key management activities to improve processes.

  • Provide Quality Assurance training for program participants.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience.

  • At least six years’ experience supervising quality assurance personnel.

  • Industry recognized Quality Assurance certification or equivalent.

  • Proficiency in performance indicators and data analytics.

  • Knowledge and/or certification in Lean/Six Sigma methodologies.

  • Proficient knowledge and experience in the use of project management concepts to manage cost, schedule, scope, risk, deliverables and related metrics.

  • Proficiency in Quality Management Systems and documentation.

Expected Skill Sets:

  • Proven ability to integrate successfully across various levels of organization and stakeholder.

  • Proven management and people leadership skills.

  • Excellent client engagement skills.

  • Excellent team facilitation skills.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

  • Excellent written and oral skills.

  • Ability to execute in a dynamic, inclusive, fast-paced environment.

  • Detail-oriented.

  • Tolerance for adversity and uncertainty is paramount for this position, as working in Antarctica is a dynamic, ever-changing work environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Quality Auditor from ASQ or similar entity.

  • Quality-related experience to include serving as a resource in an ISO-certified and/or DOE compliant organization.

  • Extensive experience in construction and subcontractor surveillance is preferred.

  • Experience in product assurance principles and practices including: quality engineering, manufacturing, assembly, integration, functional and environmental testing, receiving inspection, supplier quality systems, workmanship inspections, and process audits.

  • Experience with commercial and residential building and maintenance codes such as, but not limited to, Uniform Building Codes (UBC) and International Code Council (ICC) for electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and structural erection etc.

  • Familiarity with heavy industrial codes such as, but not limited to, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Petroleum Institute (API), American Welding Society (AWS) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) etc.

PHYSICAL AND / OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Periodic deployment to Antarctica will be required in this position. This position requires successful completion of the National Science Foundation (NSF) physical, dental, and psychological examinations for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. US citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Driven by our talented workforce, the Integrated Missions Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

Key Programs and/or Capabilities:

  • Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) (

  • Large Infrastructure

  • Mission Support

  • Digital Modernization (

  • Command & Control

  • Mission Applications

  • Science (

  • Energy and Environment (

  • Engineering Services

Leidos is growing! Connect with us on LinkedIn ( and Facebook ( . We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program ( , and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” ( by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

Potential for Telework:Yes, 75%

Clearance Level Required:None

Travel:Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Manager

Job Family:Testing and Quality Assurance

Pay Range:Pay Range $91,000.00 - $140,000.00 - $189,000.00

Leidos is a Fortune 500®information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here ( .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.