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Herndon, VA

Test Engineer 3

LocationHerndon, Virginia, 20171
Employment TypeFull Time
Date Posted2022-09-06
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Valid Through2023-02-02

Job Description:

This position is CONTINGENT upon contract award. Our recruiting team will follow up with you on your application.

Job Description

Apply electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions. Develop and execute software test plans in order to identify software problems and their causes.

Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
Duties could include the following –  

Perform analysis of documented user requirements and directs or assists in the design of test plans in support of user requirements for software or IT systems.
Review user application system requirements documentation.
Design, define and document unit and application test plans.
Transform test plans into test scripts and execute those scripts.
Direct and/or participate in all phases of risk management assessments and software/hardware development with emphasis on analysis of user requirements, test design and test tools selection.
Coordinate with team members to ensure problem solution, appropriate risk reduction, and user satisfaction.
Make recommendations, if needed, on test and evaluation strategies for major systems installations.
Estimate software-testing costs and schedule.
Conduct software compatibility tests with programs, hardware, operating systems, or network environments.
Create or maintain databases of known test defects.
Design test plans, scenarios, scripts, or procedures.
Design or develop automated testing tools.
Develop or specify standards, methods, or procedures to determine product quality or release readiness.
Develop testing programs that address areas such as database impacts, software scenarios, regression testing, negative testing, error or bug retests, or usability.
Document software defects, using bug tracking systems, and report defects to software developers.
Monitor bug resolution efforts and track successes.
Document test procedures to ensure replicability and compliance with standards.
Evaluate or recommend software for testing or bug tracking.
Install and configure recreations of software production environments to allow testing of software performance.
Install, maintain, or use software testing programs.
Investigate customer problems referred by technical support.
Monitor program performance to ensure efficient and problem-free operations.
Plan test schedules or strategies in accordance with project scope or delivery dates.
Coordinate historical analyses of test results.
Provide technical support during software installation or configuration.
Visit beta testing sites to evaluate software performance.
Designs, Configures and Maintains the Information Technology Infrastructure associated with the cloud environment.


Qualifications :  

Bachelors plus 6 years; or 10 years experience
TS/SCI with Polygraph REQUIRED

Troubleshooting – determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Reading Comprehension – understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
Speaking – talking to others to convey information effectively.
Systems Analysis – Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Writing – communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Equipment Maintenance – Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Problem Sensitivity – the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Written Comprehension – the ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Finger Dexterity – the ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Information Ordering – the ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g. patterns of numbers, letters, word, pictures, and mathematical operations).
Near Vision – The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Oral Comprehension – the ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Speech Clarity – the ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Speech Recognition – The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Written Expression – the ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Arm-Hand Steadiness – the ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving you arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Engineering and technology – Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Computers and Electronics – Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Mechanical – Knowledge of machine and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Telecommunications – Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
English Language – knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Design – Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Critical thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approached to problems.

Essential Functions  

Physical Requirements:
Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:
General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:
General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.

Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday.  However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:
Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.
Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.

Job ID: 3348150024210348503

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