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Job #: R-00094997
Location: Annapolis Junction, MD
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Intelligence Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Manual Test Engineer to work at our Annapolis Junction location. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience supporting an important, fast-paced, mission critical program.

Job Summary/Description
A Manual Test Engineer is needed to perform component, integration and system level testing by writing system-level test procedures, evaluating changes made to software applications, and to help correct defects discovered during development, testing, and/or operational use. The Test Engineer will be a member of the Manual Test team supporting a fast-paced dynamic software development program. The Manual Test team is part of a test organization that includes teams that automate regression tests and maintain our testing framework and infrastructure.

Primary Responsibilities
The selected individual will perform system testing of components (modules), and integration testing through system and end-to-end evaluation. They will provide development and implementation of test procedures and test reports and will support the software configuration management process. They must understand all software components and their interface requirements. The selected candidate will develop test data and define test acceptance criteria and will provide system testing expertise including: knowledge of Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) and other test documentation, test plans, test methodologies, subsystem interface testing, and software module testing. They will assist the software development team and will be responsible for working collaboratively with the following groups: software development, system engineering, integration, deployment, and sustainment.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Math, Science, Engineering, Statistics, Engineering Management, or related discipline and at least 8 years of prior relevant experience. Additional experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • Must have experience testing through a full system development life cycle, including implementing test plans, test cases, and test processes.
  • Must have experience participating in formal test events (Acceptance Test, User Acceptance Test, Software Final Release Test, Maintenance Release Test, etc.).
  • Must have experience collaborating with software developers to create formal test procedures.
  • Must have experience working in a test lab environment.
  • Must have experience collecting, analyzing, presenting test results verbally and reporting test results in writing.
  • Must have experience utilizing elevated privileges to setup and execute manual test procedures.
  • Must have experience working in an agile team environment.
  • Must have experience documenting test results for corrective actions, reporting and audits.
  • Must have experience testing systems from existing system and functional specifications.
  • Must have an active Top Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Polygraph.
  • Strong communication skills; able to successfully communicate with management personnel, and technical personnel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and Test Driven Development (TDD).
  • Experience using automated test tools.
  • Experience with programming and scripting languages (i.e., Java, shell, Python, etc).
  • SAFe® Agilist or DevOps certification.

The Test Engineer updates our program testing strategy to satisfy the many contractually specified testing requirements and assists the program deliver high quality new capabilities and system enhancements. A key part of this strategy is increasingly sophisticated use of automated test technology supplemented with manual testing where necessary. The Test Engineer communicates frequently with customers, program staff and managers and external customer stakeholders. The Test Engineer assists and participates in the execution of test events for requirements verification and quality assurance of system changes. The Tester is part of a dedicated test team and provides technical assistance to related work where software development teams adding new system features also create automated test verification code. The Test Engineer works with customer Test Leads and our contractor teams to assist the strategy and perform software testing through all levels of software integration testing in an Agile process and DEVOPS framework. She/he will support the software configuration management process and understand software components and their interface requirements. The selected candidate will also produce and execute test plans and procedures which will be reviewed and witnessed by external organizations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with Lead Test Engineer and customer test stakeholders to establish testing priorities and test event schedules
  • Work with the System Level Test Team and responsible Scrum Master to identify the tasking and resources needed to perform the test environment prep, test procedure development, informal and formal testing, and identify required GFE and other dependencies required to successful complete program release testing events
  • Work with the Automated Test development team and responsible Scrum Master to identify the tasking and resources needed to perform the automated test environment prep, manual-to-automated test procedure conversion development, informal and formal automated testing, and identify required GFE and other dependencies required to successful complete program release testing events
  • Interface with software engineers, system engineers, information assurance engineers, and other project team members using the Agile Scrum methodology
  • Assist with the implementation of Behavior Driven Development (BDD) practices within the program’s agile framework to ensure the proper degree of engineering rigor is applied to all assigned tasks
  • Perform regression testing, covering full suite of Operational Test Scenarios for builds and/or images to be delivered to the customer
  • Interact with customer POCs in preparing for and conducting formal test milestones (Test Readiness Reviews, Test Results Reviews), coordinate customer witnessing of formal tests, and provide test resource support for customer test events
  • Prepare test deliverable documents to include Test Plans, Test Descriptions, and Test Reports
  • Manage test automation through the continuous integration process

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or a related field and 8-12 years of related experience in software testing and/or development. Additional experience may be substituted for a Degree.
  • Must possess an active TS/SCI with a polygraph security clearance to be considered for this role.
  • Experience developing and conducting formal system tests to evaluate compliance with customer requirements
  • Experience documenting test procedures based off acceptance criteria derived from system requirements
  • Experience documenting test results for corrective actions, reports, and audits
  • Experience in testing systems from existing system and functional specifications
  • Experience with regression testing for software-based systems
  • Experience analyzing test data, using configuration management tools, and testing applications
  • Experience with test efforts in an Agile Scrum process environment
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle evolving requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Eight years of experience on a large technical government contract is highly desirable.
  • Five or more years of experience in test or software development on an agile team is highly desirable
  • Experience working with individuals within the following groups: software development, testing, integration, deployment, and sustainment
  • Experience coordinating with customer technical POCs on a large technical government contract is highly desirable
  • Experience with public key infrastructure technology
  • Experience with cryptographic key management



Pay Range:

Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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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.

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