Sr. Automated Test Engineer (TS Clearance) (Washington DC)

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By Light is seeking an experienced Senior Automated Test Engineer to support the Compartmented Enterprise Services Office (CESO) Task Order for the GIG Service Management - Operations II (GSM-O II) contract. This person should be a seasoned, self-motivated, professional with at least 10 years of hands-on engineering and testing experience in virtualized environments. A skilled technician knowledgeable and experienced in infrastructure such as code environments, automating test, system configurations, and cloud architectures, and designs.

With the CESO program, the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) is looking to transform the existing Secure Web Services (SWS) environment, used to provide secure information sharing to the community, into a more mature service offering to meet the DoD and IC community. As part of this task order, By Light will manage the commercial cloud migration and disestablishment of VSD and CIS, fully automate the continuous development & continuous integration environment, fourth estate consolidation, professionalize services - ITIL/DevSecOps based processes, improve the customer experience 1st call resolution, and achieve development of a service catalog for Defense Working Capital Fund (DWCF) Model.


  • Lead and manage test teams, conducting load stress, and regression testing in a cloud environment
  • Provide continuous development and continuous integration to include operational engineering and integration, release management, implementation & migration, and training & knowledge transfer

Operational Engineering and Integration:
  • Develop, document, and maintain functional, integration, security, and load/stress testing procedure
  • Document and deliver an approach for automated acceptance testing, integration/regression testing, all new applications, and all new capabilities

Release Management:
  • Participate in the development of the release management process, procedures, and policies
  • Establish, manage, update, and maintain the overall Release Management Plan and Release Schedule
  • Conduct site surveys, as necessary, to assess existing equipment and software being used to validate release package requirements and dependencies

Implementation & Migration:
  • Facilitate the migration of customer data and metadata onto the CESO architecture and applications
  • Develop, document, and maintain implementation and migration procedures
  • Install or migrate new and upgraded services components or services into operations

Training & Knowledge Transfer:
  • Develop, document, and maintain training and knowledge transfer procedures
  • Develop end-user training and knowledge management materials in support of new releases
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a CESO-accessible knowledge database/portal
  • Provide training when substantive technological changes are introduced

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • BS and 12+ years of hands-on engineering and administration experience in virtualized environments, ideally with federal government; add'l experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • IAT Level II Baseline Certification (e.g. CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, CND, SSCP)
  • Ability to obtain an Amazon Developer certification within 120 days
  • Strong knowledge of networking and operating systems
  • Virtualization, VM image builds & security hardening
  • Experience working in a high op-temp, top secret environment
  • Prior experienced with DISA and DISA's support to mission partners

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Prior experienced with DISA and DISA's support to mission partners

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • Candidate must possess an active DOD Top Secret level security clearance, and be eligible to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI. May be required to obtain CI Poly in future.
  • By Light does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters; vaccination requirements and testing are subject to the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements; testing is at the cost of the employee.
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By Light Professional IT Services operates in the Artificial Intelligence industry. The company is located in Arlington, VA, Hanover, MD, Chantilly, VA and Fayetteville, NC. By Light Professional IT Services was founded in 2002. It has 1001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 29 open jobs at By Light Professional IT Services, click here.
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