Vali Incorporated
  • Dahlgren, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Vali offers an excellent compensation and benefits package.

Vali Incorporated is seeking a Mission Assurance Engineer (SME) who will support the implementation of Missile Defense Agency quality and mission assurance requirements by providing subject matter expertise for the identification, evaluation, and mitigation of risks associated with various aspects of the design, development, manufacturing, fielding and operation of MDA systems.


  • Provide independent quality and related mission assurance engineering expertise in support of assigned MDA program and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) hardware and software at all levels of the architecture across the entire product life cycle.
  • Assist with review and assessment of hardware and software compliance with quality and related mission assurance requirements, including support of failure investigations, failure review boards, evaluations, audits, and assessments. Activities include determining root cause of failures of MDA hardware and software.
  • Provide technical and data management expertise for quality and mission assurance boards, working groups, and reviews to include (but not limited to) the Parts, Materials, and Processes Control Board, technical and mission reviews, pedigree reviews, first article inspections, and risk working groups. Activities include managing the MDA's Parts, Materials and Processes (PMP) Program.
  • Collect/track available quality and mission assurance metrics for the assigned program.
  • Report on the status of quality and related mission assurance efforts weekly and periodically consistent with the battle rhythm to communicate evolving risks, issues, and best practices associated the program.
  • Update and maintain the MDA Supplier Road Map.
  • Assess MDA Assurance Provisions (MAP) core metrics
  • Review and provide comments on MDA Advisories and Lessons Learned.
  • Prepare draft documents, briefs, presentations, and actions items responses, which may include information papers.
  • Attend Industry Standards meetings. Provide report about changes that have an impact on MDS capabilities/assets and report changes and issues.
  • Assist with developing and/or maintaining QS Directorate directives, policies, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Retain and retrieve QS documentation, including maintaining and verifying QS security files and classified inventory.
  • Facilitate meetings involving QS personnel. Serve as liaison between QS organizations and non-MDA communities. Provide situational awareness and status of changes from meetings.
  • Assist with planning the development and refinement of QS directive, policies. memorandums, advisories, and instructions.


  • Bachelor's degree in Professional engineering (ABET).
  • Minimum 10 years in related field.
  • Experience in Mission Assurance/Quality and in implementing quality/mission assurance practices and oversight.
  • Experience in assisting in the formulation of opinions, decisions for quality and mission assurance practices.
  • Experience in assessing missile defense or aerospace system systems concepts, specifications and perform system integration.
  • Experience in performing detailed and complex calculations.
  • Experience in assessing missile defense or aerospace systems concepts, assess specifications and perform system integration.
  • Must be able to obtain a DoD security clearance; current clearance would be a plus.


Vali Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. As part of the company's equal employment opportunity policy Vali Inc. will also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities. If you are an individual with a qualified disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation; if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access, Vali Inc. website as a result of your disability. You can request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at (256) 327-9300.

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