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Quality Assurance Specialist 3 - Software QA (921-2019)

Company: NuScale Power, LLC
Location: Corvallis
Posted on: May 27, 2019

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Manager, Quality Assurance, The Quality Assurance Specialist 3 interfaces with NuScale organizations performing activities affecting quality. Some of these activities will include providing quality assurance program development and implementation support with focus on software quality assurance, development and evaluation of quality assurance procedures and instructions and quality assurance oversight activities including internal and external surveys, audits, surveillances, and assessments. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Review safety related design and test documents related to software; define quality requirements for SIL 3 or higher software systems. * Performs audits of software configuration management, independent validation and verification functions and other related processes and systems. * Develops, evaluates, and maintains NuScale quality assurance program processes including writing instructions, procedures, and other requirement and guidance documents for the quality assurance program. * Reviews NuScale Level 2 and higher procedures for compliance with the Quality Management Plan (QMP), the Quality Assurance Program Description (QAPD), and the ASME BPVC Section III Nuclear Quality Assurance Manual (NQAM). * Participates in supplier qualification surveys, implementation audits, and surveillances; internal quality assurance audits, surveillances, and assessments; and causal analyses as assigned. * Serves as a resource by providing guidance, support in the field of nuclear software quality assurance to NuScale personnel performing activities affecting quality. * Mentors others in sound approaches and standards in Quality Assurance by providing work direction and/or checking work. Able to certify as a Lead Auditor within one (1) year. * Performs other duties as assigned. CORE COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, the individual should demonstrate competencies in performing the essential functions of this position by performing satisfactorily in each of these competencies. * Problem solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and reviews information appropriately. Uses own judgment and acts independently; seeks input from other team members as appropriate for complex or sensitive situations. * Oral/written communication: Listens carefully and speaks clearly and professionally in all situations. Edits work for accuracy and clarity, Is able to create, read and interpret complex written information. Ability to develop strong interpersonal networks within the organization. * Planning/organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities, organizes personal and project timelines and deadlines, tracks project timelines and deadlines, and uses time efficiently. * Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent interruptions, changes, delays, or unexpected events. * Dependability: Consistently on time and at work, responds to management expectations and solicits feedback to improve performance. * Team Building: Capable of developing strong interpersonal networks and trust within the organization. Leads consensus by involving all stakeholders, facilitating their understanding of differences, agreeing on requirements and constraints, and developing the best solution. * Safety Culture: Adheres to the NuScale Safety culture and is expected to model safe behavior and influence peers to meet high standards. MINIMUM SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILITIES: * Education/Certification: A minimum of a B.S. or B.A degree. BS in Computer Technology, Software Engineering, Instrumentation and Controls or a related discipline preferred. 10+ years of directly applicable experience may be considered in lieu of 4-year degree. * Experience: A minimum of 5 years of experience associated with development and/or implementation of nuclear quality assurance programs with focus on both digital I&C and analytical and calculations software in accordance with NQA-1 is required, Candidates who have the following experience will receive top consideration: * Working knowledge of 10 CFR 50 Appendix B with experience in ISO 90003-2004 * Experience in safety-related Instrumentation and Control (I&C) quality oversight highly preferred * Understanding of waterfall software development lifecycle * Understanding of the V Model for Verification and Validation and the QA interface within that model * Experience with performing QA oversight of safety related Instrumentation and Control (I&C) testing * Understanding of the role of quality assurance in the safety related software development and test cycle * Experience in performing QA oversight or participation in software-based safety related I&C change control board or other configuration management control boards. * Industry Requirements: Eligible to work under Department of Energy 10 CFR Part 810. * Quality Assurance: Understanding of quality assurance concepts, principles and theories. Demonstrated understanding and implementation of quality assurance regulations, standards and guidelines of 10 CFR 50 Appendix B, 10 CFR 21, and NQA-1 preferred. * Industry Standards: Knowledge of IEEE 1012 (preferably 2004) and software development activities described therein. * Skills: Technical writing skills. Good communication, computer, presentation and interpersonal skills. Exceptional organization skills and ability to manage complex projects with multiple work phases. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Ability to understand and communicate clearly using a phone, personal interaction, and computers. * Ability to learn new job functions and comprehend and understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately in a rapidly evolving environment. * The employee frequently is required; to sit and stand; walk; bend, use hands to operate office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. Ability to lift ten to fifteen pounds. * Ability to travel nationally and locally using common forms of transportationSDL2017

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