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Jr-Mid Software Tester with Security Clearance

Company: TEKsystems c/o Allegis Group
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: May 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title
Software Tester Engineer Total Positions
1 Duration
9 Duration Unit
Month(s) Product
Contract to Hire How this opportunity will benefit you:
Working with cutting edge technology that supports the WarfighterThe ability to upgrade their clearance to top secret/SCI or maintain this type of clearanceThere is still 4 years left on the contractThe mission of the D3I contract is for support in advancing the Army\'s space and missile defense capabilities which protect our countryMission:
Currently seeking a Test engineer to conduct automated and manual tests to verify and validate newly developed software meets customer needsThey evaluate software performance, identify deficiencies, report results and contribute to internal and external technical working group meetingsAll testers create and present real-time technical briefings describing software functions to customers and write user guidesBusiness Challenge
The applications this qualified tester will be testing supports highly classified information that is given to the Warfighter in real timeIf the applications have bugs or has not been tested and approved, lives could be lostThis position under contract to the prime, to be filledWithout a butt in the seat they will be under violation of their contract with the Government and lose revenue from hours not being able to be bill for an empty seatImpact to the Customer
Supports, as needed, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command Capability Development Integration Directorate (CDID) government personnel for efforts associated with innovations for Space, Near Space, Space Control, Missile Defense Capabilities and information operations to the WarfighterWithout this the warfighter will not be about to get real-time information that could cost livesJob Description
The test engineer provides mission support including test engineering support and advice to government customers; attending technical working groups and configuration control boards; working with software development engineers, information assurance engineers, system administrators, and network engineers to troubleshoot and resolve functional deficiencies; providing technical assistance to operational testers performing Force Development Evaluations; and, collaborating with software development engineers to create applications that meet customer mission needs Responsibilities: Experience in Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E)
Work in a team environment or independently with multiple systems under test.
Conduct remote testing and clearly communicate status, issues, and technical functions over web services (e.g., web exchange) with teammates and customers.
Conduct DT&E tests to include functional and regression tests to verify and validate candidate software meets stated requirements.
Design, develop and maintain automate test scripts using SmartBear Test Complete.
Monitor SmartBear webpage for software updates and coordinate with network operations to install them.
Understand and contribute to a successful software development lifecycle.
Participate in an Agile Scrum team to work as one, learn through experiences, self-organize, and reflect on successes and losses to continuously improve.
Read, interpret, and apply .xsd and other schema documentation.
Participate in internal and customer attended requirement analysis.
Review various internal and external requirement documents to identify test requirements and assess testability.
Identify required test tools and other test artefacts both existing and to be developed.
Apply learned mission tactics techniques and procedures during software evaluation to determine the software's ability to meet user needs.
Apply prescribed test methodologies.
Critical operational issue, operational capabilities, measures of evaluation, and measures of performance.
Incorporate message processing business and normalization rules into tests procedures.
Participate in engineering custom test architectures.
Develop individual and cross functional test scenarios, concepts, and strategies.
Create data collection spreadsheets to detail test measures and record test results.
Execute Test:
Test in remote (Amazon Work Space) and on premise classified environments.
Execute manual tests in a disciplined and efficient manner.
Evaluate performance using established test criterion.
Record compliance with customer requirements.
Report daily progress and status per assigned task, report roadblocks.
Create test messages in various prescribed formats.
Proficiently operate custom and commercial software tools.
Troubleshoot test configuration anomalies and reconfigure the system under test as required.
Monitor and report server performance during application processing capacity tests.
Develop and execute automated desktop application tests utilizing SmartBear's Test Complete or similar software.
Deficiency identification, investigation, characterization, and reporting:
Identify and characterize functional deficiencies and record steps to reproduce them.
Include technically relevant screen captures, data samples and test environment description.
Review potential deficiencies with software developers and assist in causal analysis.
Apply prescribed deficiency report formats to record noted deficiencies.
Accurately document deficiencies and update status in Microsoft Azure Dev/Ops.
Recommend application design improvements.
Test reporting:
Update test results in Microsoft Azure DevOps.
Provide daily status and test plans during the development and test team scrums.
Report progress and requests for assistance to the lead and other test engineers during daily test team meetings.
Customer Interactions:
Constructively participate in demonstration practice runs and review test and technical documentation prior to customer release.
Prepare and present functional capability briefings to customers.
Provide automated test case creation status I customer presentations as required.
Author software functional User Guides outlining capabilities and procedures issued to users with varied experience levels.
DOD Top Secret Security Clearance (can upgrade from Secret), must be eligible for SCI.
Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in related field + 5 years relevant experience in Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E) involving communications software, message translation, and database storage.
Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, and employ keen attention to detail.
Testers must demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly through test documentation and oral presentations.
Experience in other Department of Defense (DoD) test concepts and familiarity with architectures involving cross-domain solutions are a plus *** DOD Top Secret Security Clearance (can upgrade from Secret), must be eligible for SCI*** Top Skills Details
1Experience working with Manual and some Automated Test Tools
2Have an understanding of software development within a Microsoft environment
3Great Aptitude and Communication skills prefer someone that can scriptAdditional Information
Requires a TS clearance with the ability to obtain an SCI.
The client will look at someone with their SECRET clearance if they touch on all the areas that the client is looking forWorkplace Type
Hybrid Experience Level
Intermediate Level Work Environment
Supports, as needed, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command Capability Development Integration Directorate (CDID) government personnel for efforts associated with innovations for Space, Near Space, Space Control, Missile Defense Capabilities and information operations to the Warfighter 4 testers on the team currently
1 lead
4-week sprints - Agile environmentAdditional Skills & Qualifications
They will lead projects not peopleCandidates need to have a great aptitude for learningThey will look at people without clearance, but update to TSThis position is mostly remote but must me within 1 hour of the job site facilityInterview Information
2 Step Process:
1Phone Interview with the Program Manager 2On-site Interview with the team lead and other team members

Keywords: TEKsystems c/o Allegis Group, Colorado Springs , Jr-Mid Software Tester with Security Clearance, IT / Software / Systems , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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