Polaris Alpha – Fort Meade, MD
They are seeking a talented and experienced Test Engineer that has expertise and knowledge who will analyze system requirements and concept of operations documents, acquisition plans, and system descriptions to develop evaluation and test plans and procedures, prepare for and conduct the data collection and analysis, and report status and results. Supports the development of Government test and evaluation documentation e.g., Test & Evaluation (T&E) Strategy, Test & Evaluation Master Plan, Event Test Plans, Test Readiness Assessments, and T&E Reports. Works with other test organizations to support T&E program integration. Provides specialized T&E capabilities tailored to system functions, level, maturity, and performance area as assigned in the SOW.
The growth and progress of any organization like theirs depends on its employees – people with initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm providing exceptional service with integrity and professionalism. By leading where others only follow, we consistently succeed on the most challenging, time-critical problems. Come see for yourself!
Experience with the C and C++ programming languages. (Candidates with experience using embedded C are preferred.)
Experience with the Linux operating system (and variants). (Candidates with experience using embedded Linux are preferred.)
Experience with the Microsoft Windows operating systems, and Microsoft Office productivity suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
Standard 2-Available in reading room.
Standard 3-Available in reading room.
Standard 4-Available in reading room.
Gov’t Software Framework and scripting-Available in reading room.
Experience with the Atlassian suite of software development and management products (Confluence and Jira), Apache’s Subversion source version control system, agile development methodologies, XML, and Python are preferred.
Testers should have test automation experience.
Assist with any or all of the Level 1 tasks as constrained by technical training and previous testing experience.
Conduct research into and apply knowledge of Government test and evaluation concepts and related engineering, acquisition, and operations activities as needed to support the T&E activities
Plan and Execute Performance Analysis
Assess operational and system performance requirements for testability and criticality to frame and prioritize T&E objectives and enable evaluation planning
Review planned acquisition approaches to support T&E schedule alignment with decision maker needs for T&E support
Coordinate with program Systems Engineering (SE) and review T&E-related SE information to leverage functional analysis, system descriptions, parameter selection and dependencies, Modeling and Simulation, and initial performance risk assessments to inform evaluation planning
Assess operational environments and priorities for evaluation attention and scenario selection, and to coordinate user participation in T&E
Analyze performance risk areas to focus T&E planning
Specify, validate, and adapt Modeling and Simulation for T&E use
Plan program and event level risk-tailored performance estimation and analysis of system and operational Effectiveness and Suitability metrics & conditions; levels of T&E include inspection, demonstration, paper analysis, survey, simulation, and physical test
Apply Statistical Analysis of variations in performance behavior to characterize confidence in performance estimates
Design surveys for evaluation of Subject Matter Expert (SME) input and user assessments of performance
Select, develop, & use analysis tools
Participate in the T&E Working-level Integrated Product Team (WIPT) and/or Integrated Test Team for coordination of evaluation plans
Execute the evaluation plan on data collected by the Testing Tasks
Produce Evaluation Plans (metric framework, scenarios/threads, timelines, requirements/T&E cross-walk), Analysis Plans, Data Requirements, Risk Assessments, Evaluation Reports, Status reports; provide input to Government T&E products (e.g., Technology Readiness Assessments, Test & Evaluation Strategy, Test & Evaluation Master Plan, T&E Plans & Procedures and Test Readiness Reports)
Plan and Execute Performance Data Collection
Plan program and event level testing for collection of data required for analysis and to synch T&E events with supported decision points
Design data sampling schemes to optimize the information/resource balance and to control testing uncertainties
Select, coordinate, and calibrate Instrumentation, collection and data management tools, targets, & facilities
Ensure test readiness including training of test event participants re conduct of the event; equipment readiness, and security, legal, and privacy compliance arrangements
Establish and employ Data & Configuration Management capabilities
Support Data Authentication group functions; and comply with program Discrepancy Reporting criteria and processes
Participate in T&E W1PT and/or Integrated Test Team for coordination of data collection plans
Execute Testing and Data Collection per plan
Produce associated Test Plans, Procedures, and Reports/Briefings, Data Management Plan
Define and provide technical direction and guidance for the Level 1 tasks to the Level 1 TEs assigned to the task
Recommend draft plans and reports from the Level 1 tasks for approval by the task leader
Work directly with the Government sponsor to coordinate task implementation
Maintain knowledge of current and evolving agency, national, and international standards applicable to the system development of interest
Five (5) years experience as a TE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required. Bachelor’s degree in Math, Science, Engineering, Statistics, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional TE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a federal background investigation and may need to meet additional eligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials.
High Side Government Infrastructure Experience Highly Desired
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