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Mid-Level System Engineer (Software Web-Application Tester)

Position Description:  

  • Stay at the forefront of data visualization by staying current on trends, top tools and emerging technologies and recommend, advocate for, and implement solutions that are a fit. 
  • Be part of collaborative and diverse team of junior, senior and expert level developers and mission leaders allowing you to mentor and learn from others in multiple product teams. 
  • Provide direct test support to browser-based web applications written in JavaScript. Provide test support for REST APIs (or web services) between the web application and its related back-end data 
  • Unique opportunities to work with UI/UX designers who manage the design – look and feel – of the application, as well as Mission Outreach teams who provide direct user feedback for continuous product improvement. 
  • Review and test software components and gain experience developing comprehensive system, performance, and design plans. 

Labor Requirements:  

  • Manage system requirements and derived requirements to ensure the delivery of production systems that are compatible with the defined system architecture(s) – Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), etc  
  • Contribute to the development of sections of systems engineering documentation such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements specifications, and Interface Control Documents  
  • Assist with the development of system requirements, functional requirements, and allocation of the same to individual hardware, software, facility, and personnel components  
  • Coordinate the resolution of action items from Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings, design reviews, program reviews, and test reviews that require cross-discipline coordination 
  • Participate in an Integrated Product Team to design new capabilities based upon evaluation of all necessary development and operational considerations  
  • Allocate real-time process budgets and error budgets to systems and subsystem components  
  • Generate alternative system concepts, physical architectures, and design solutions  
  • Define the methods, processes, and evaluation criteria by which the systems, subsystems and work products are verified against their requirements in a written plan  
  • Develop system design solution that satisfies the system requirements and fulfills the functional analysis  
  • Review and provide input to program and contract work breakdown structure (WBS), work packages and the integrated master plan (IMP) 
  • Participate in the development of system engineering documentation, such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements Specifications, and Interface Control Documents
  • Participate in interface definition, design, and changes to the configuration between affected groups and individuals throughout the life cycle  
  • Derive from the system requirements an understanding of stakeholder needs, functions that may be logically inferred and implied as essential to system effectiveness  
  • Derive lower-level requirements from higher-level allocated requirements that describe in detail the functions that a system component must fulfill, and ensure these requirements are complete, correct, unique, unambiguous, realizable, and verifiable  
  • Participate in establishing and gaining approval of the definition of a system or component under development (requirements, designs, interfaces, test procedures, etc.) that provides a common reference point for hardware and software developers  
  • Develop derived requirements for Information Assurance Services (Confidentiality, Integrity, Non repudiation, and Availability); Basic Information Assurance Mechanisms (e.g., Identification, Authentication, Access Control, Accountability); and Security Mechanism Technology (Passwords, cryptography, discretionary access control, mandatory access control, hashing, key management, etc.) 

Technical Skills Required:  

  • Work as an individual contributor and in teams, communicate directions, and/or provide guidance to all levels of team testers, as required. 
  • Testing from web applications which use modern JavaScript front-end frameworks (e.g. React, Angular, Vue) and/or backend run-time environment (Node.js). 
  • Testing applications interfacing with REST-based APIs/services. 
  • Software testing and troubleshooting of software issues for SIGINT systems using test-driven development frameworks . 
  • Experience testing applications for 508 compliance 
  • Analyzing, translating, and managing user requirements and decompose into software requirements 
  • Participate in establishing and gaining approval of the definition of a system or component under development (requirements, designs, interfaces, test procedures, etc.) that provides a common reference point for hardware and software developers 
  • Developing simple data queries for existing or proposed databases or data repositories 
  • Software Integration (new and existing systems) 
  • Troubleshooting, debugging and defects correction. 
  • Creation and editing of software system documentation 
  • Assisting with development and execution of test procedures for software components 

Special Technical Skills Desired:  

  • Experience developing automated test scripts (e.g. Selenium, SoapUI, Katalon) 
  • Experience working with applications which use NoSQL (i.e. MongoDb, Elasticsearch), advanced key store (i.e. REDIS), and/or relational (i.e. Oracle, MySQL) databases. 
  • Experience with writing Linux based scripts to facilitate application integration using a one or more appropriate server-side languages (i.e. Shell, Python, etc.) 
  • Experience working in an Agile software development environment 
  • Experience managing software code using Git & MAVEN 

Minimum Experience Required:  

  • Seven (7) years experience as a SE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required. Bachelor’s degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional SE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree. 
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph Required 
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