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Test Engineer (Senior)

Company
Leidos

Job Description
Description

Job Description:

Summary

Analyzes 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 Senior Test Engineer shall possess the following capabilities:

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

Review planned acquisition approaches to support T&E schedule alignment with decision maker needs for T&E support

Analyze performance risk areas to focus T&E planning

Specify, validate, and adapt Modeling and Simulation for T&E use

Apply Statistical Analysis of variations in performance behavior to characterize confidence in performance estimates

Select, develop, & use analysis tools

Execute the evaluation plan on data collected by the Testing Tasks

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

Establish and employ Data & Configuration Management capabilities

Support Data Authentication group functions; and comply with program Discrepancy Reporting criteria and processes

Assess operational and system performance requirements for testability and criticality to frame and prioritize T&E objectives and enable evaluation planning

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

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

Design surveys for evaluation of Subject Matter Expert (SME) input and user assessments of performance

Participate in the T&E Working-level Integrated Product Team (WIPT) and/or Integrated Test Team for coordination of evaluation plans

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)

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

Participate in T&E WIPT 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 0 and 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

Provide overall leadership of the T&E task and serve as primary liaison to the government for supporting contract coordination and task execution

Communicate issues and solutions to the broader government and contract management structure as requested by Leadership

Ensure the appropriate level of independence of the team from the solution provider to support government management of objectivity risk

Manage T&E resources and tasks; ensure quality assurance of test processes and products

Coordinate and integrate Evaluation and Testing tasks and products

Participate in T&E WIPT and/or Integrated Test Team as needed to ensure proper coordination of T&E activities

Drive innovation and responsiveness to program changes and evolving T&E status to help manage program risk: develop alternative courses of action, work-arounds, and fall-back positions with a recommended course of action for each risk, and monitor and re-evaluate risks at appropriate milestones

Basic Qualifications

8-12 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.

Clearance

An active TS/SCI with a polygraph is required in order to be considered for this position.

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Travel:No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40

Shift:Day

Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Testing and Quality Assurance

Leidos is a Fortune 500®information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

REQNUMBER: R-00043401

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.


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