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Job #: R-00102788
Location: Gunpowder, MD
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos has a career opportunity for a Test Automation Engineer / Fires Domain SME in Aberdeen, MD to support the Fires Modernization effort of developing and maintaining a test automation framework for testing and validation of Kubernetes microservices.  The services being developed are intended to augment existing Army Program Executive Office Tactical (PEO-C3T) C2 application capabilities.  The test automation engineer will be expected to integrate and collaborate directly with Leidos technical teams, including software architects, software development team members, and DevOps personnel, to develop, deliver and maintain comprehensive automated test scripts for validating the functionality of microservice based capabilities for deployment in the cloud and cloud edge node devices.  Once integrated with an assigned development team, this individual will also be relied upon for design and implementation guidance based on their understanding of kinetic fires doctrines and domain knowledge.

PEO-C3T has several C2 applications currently deployed to forward troops which provide automated command, coordination, communication, and computing capabilities for fire support and coordination for all echelons, and across multiple services and joint nation partners.  This effort is to meet the Army’s objectives of proving out timely and cost-effective, non-intrusive updates to legacy C2 capabilities and to enable continuous modernization through a cloud-based enterprise architecture approach. 

Primary Responsibilities                                   

  • Coordinate with product owners and software architects; using your knowledge of kinetic fires, provide insight and input into new fires domain capability requirements and external system to system interaction definitions

  • Collaborate with product owners, software architects, and development teams, to defining the required test cases and associated test parameters for validating to-be developed capabilities (Test Driven Development)

  • Use development tools sets (ticketing, wiki, and repository) for collaboration, source control, and to communicate information

  • Decompose the LOE required to produce and integrate test cases, and provide accurate estimates for the development and delivering of test case artifacts

  • Identify potential roadblocks and develop around them

  • Lead, mentor and guide junior testers and new test team members

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in related technical field and 4-8 years prior relevant experience OR Master’s degree with 2-6 years of prior relevant experience. May substitute BS degree for 4 additional years of related experience 

  • Significant experience working with software development teams and using software QA methodologies

  • Experience in writing clear, concise, and comprehensive test plans and test cases

  • Experience with selecting, standing up, and integrating an automation test framework based on required testing and software product interfaces

  • Experience integrating automation test cases into a Jenkins CI/CD build pipeline

  • Significant experience in creating and maintaining existing automation test scripts

  • Experience with standard development tool (IDE, git, code repository/wiki/ticketing tool sets)

  • Experience with both Whitebox and black box testing

  • Experience developing in an Agile (Scrum, SAFe) environment

  • Familiar with Linux and Windows administration

  • Experience with virtualization tools (VMware, VirtualBox, etc.)

  • Able to multi-task, self-assign work, and function in a dynamic, fast-paced, development environment

  • Excellent internal collaboration and external customer facing skills, both verbal and written

  • Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint)

  • Active and Current DoD Secret required

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Java and Python

  • Experience with microservices frameworks and / or Kubernetes architectures

  • Experience in development of digital products for government organizations

Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00

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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