Sr. Director of Quality Systems
Digital Signal Corporation (DSC) - Chantilly, VA

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Job Description:
Become an elite member of a fast growing, highly
motivated team and contribute to truly cutting edge
technology. At Digital Signal Corporation (DSC), we
develop breakthrough technology solutions. The Company
is composed of scientists, engineers, software experts,
and business leaders who invent, design, and supply
solutions to industry and government. We are seeking
highly motivated and dedicated individuals who are
interested in solving challenging problems and work well
in a fast paced environment.
DSC is rapidly growing and we have an opportunity for a
Sr. Director of QA Systems at our Chantilly, VA
location. Qualified candidates must be able to work well
in a small company atmosphere and have excellent
communication skills.

Position Summary:
The role of the Sr. Director of Quality Systems is to
ensure the establishment and maintenance of robust
quality systems and procedures within Digital Signal,
with the goal of obtaining optimum quality for DSC’s
product & service offerings by providing leadership for
all quality functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design, lead, and deliver a coordinated quality
assurance strategy for DSC that meets or exceeds
customer requirements.
  • Strengthen the company’s quality systems through the
determination and implementation of the appropriate
infrastructure required to achieve business
  • Establish and manage a Quality organization that
solves problems while maintaining manufacturing
efficiencies and meeting business requirements.
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to the
quality group and ensure the proper interfacing of
quality functions to manufacturing, engineering, and
sales operations.
  • Identify the appropriate KPI’s for the business to
assists leadership in maintaining control over
internal processes and customer-centric metrics.
  • Interfaces with staff to ensure effective quality
systems are fully integrated and executed throughout
the product life cycle.
  • Assist in the implementation of and lend direction
for the complete suite of design verification and
validation efforts for DSC products; to include
reliability testing & prediction, stress screening,
failure analysis, etc.
  • Co-direct the growth of the company’s configuration
and change management system and organization.
  • Assist as required in the obtainment of all
necessary regulatory and agency approvals toward the
successful operation of business functions and
  • Insure the proper capture, organization, and
distribution of company procedures and support
  • Oversee the set-up and ongoing operation of both
incoming material and final product inspection
processes. Oversee all quality inspections and
  • Organize and facilitate regularly scheduled training
or work sessions with staff as needed to educate and
implement quality methods and ensure compliance.
  • Support project teams in quality activities by
educating, coaching and mentoring others on process
improvement philosophy, tools, and applications.
Must be able to give clear and concise direction to
team members.
  • Oversee the efforts of both Site & Supplier Quality
Engineers. Including but not limited to: supplier
auditing, selection, and approval, yield & trend
reporting, MRB/RMA processes, waivers & deviations,
DMAIC and SPC support, new product introduction
tollgates, manufacturing tooling and equipment
qualification, and procedure audits/validations.
  • Hire, coach and manage QA team members. Conduct
annual performance reviews as well as provide
performance feedback to employees on an on-going

Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS in Technical field.
  • 5+ years of Sr. management experience leading
quality assurance teams in growing organizations.
  • Must have successfully implemented and managed
company-wide quality policies and procedures,
ideally in both software development and hardware
production environments.
  • Extensive knowledge of QA principles, procedures,
tools, and process improvement methodologies (DFX/Design
for Manufacturability, Kaizen events, ISO 9000)
  • Well versed in the effective utilization of
statistical methods & software in both manufacturing
& design verification environments.
  • Strong data-driven records management and control
  • Hands on experience leading quality improvement
  • Proven ability to identify and prioritize
opportunities to reduce defects, rework, and process
variability, and then communicate to all
stakeholders for action.
  • Proven facilitation, presentation, and team
leadership skills. Excellent interpersonal, time
management, decision-making, and conflict management
skills. Effective with conversing at all levels of
the organization.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and ability to develop an ITAR
compliant environment.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite of programs including
MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and MS

Desired Qualifications:
  • MBA or Engineering Masters degree.
  • Proficiency in utilizing Configuration Management
and ERP systems
  • HALT/HASS testing proficiency
  • Lean/Six Sigma Certification
  • Experience working for Government/DoD Contractor
Physical Requirements:
  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods of
time; frequently required to move about to access
file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC,
copier, fax, telephone, etc.; occasionally required
to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to
30 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision and use of computer monitor
screens a great deal of time.
  • Ability to reach within hands and arms length, climb
or balance, and crouch.

Work Environment:
  • Individual’s primary workstation is located in an
office area with ability to frequently work in a
manufacturing/lab environment.
  • The noise level in this environment is low/moderate.
Digital Signal Corporation is an Affirmative Action and
Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a friendly,
business environment with a competitive salary and
benefits package. All job offers are contingent upon
successful completion of background and reference