Software Test Engineer at SAIC (Washington DC)

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SAIC has a funded need for a Senior Software Test Engineer to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory (SETA) services to support a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer for a complex space and ground effort within the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in Chantilly, VA.

The customer is developing a next generation of space and ground systems architectures.

Job Duties will include:
  • Support oversight of the planning and execution of requirements verification testing to ensure our ground processing system is meeting the required capabilities and identify any deficiencies in the system.
  • Provide test execution support, advice, and leadership of staff in close coordination with the Government test director and other program leadership
  • Draft and coordinate test requirements for new contracts and/or contract modifications and support evaluation of proposed solutions
  • Evaluate and monitor the use of plans for system testing, test procedures, and anticipated outcomes for test events, including security requirements and constraints
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to enable the successful integration of the system elements and integrated system testing
  • Create, edit, and lead execution of test documentation throughout all phases of the requirements verification testing program, including data analyses
  • Observe the contractor-led software tests, coordinate data inputs/outputs, and capture of mission data and required metadata
  • Uncover and report discrepancies, assess impacts, and make recommendations on workarounds and fixes to ensure the system meets requirements
  • Work with staff to compile test evidence into overall test summaries to sell off all requirements
  • Communicate strategies, plans, summaries, successes, concerns, issues, and lessons learned with leadership

Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelors and 5 years of experience OR Masters and 3 years or more experience
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with a Polygraph
  • Experience leading testing and requirements sell-off processes, including negotiating and ensuring compliance with oversight organizations (e.g., independent test or enterprise test organizations)
  • Sound technical skills in testing principles and terminology
  • Specific knowledge of software testing and analysis
  • Experience communicating testing strategies, plans, status, and results through presentations and in writing
  • Coordinating with other technical personnel and program users to ensure test results are commonly understood and effectively communicated to technical and non-technical personnel
  • Knowledge of space operations and ground processing systems
Desired Experience
  • Experience with Intelligence Community or Department of Defense organizations, especially with space-based systems
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or similar framework experience

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.
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