The Advanced Solutions Group (ASG) of Leidos has a career opportunity for a talented Lead Test Engineer in Abingdon, MD to support a critical modernization effort of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) in order to satisfy the vision of Program Executive Office (PEO) Command Control Communications - Tactical (C3T) and Project Manager Mission Command. The Lead Test Engineer will manage a team of test engineers to develop and implement software and system tests.
The AFATDS is a multi-service, automated command, coordination, communication, and computing system that provides automated fire support and coordination to all echelons, from firing unit through theater level, at Army, Marine Corps, Naval Firing Platforms, Navy Command and Amphibious Assault Ships, Air Force Operations Centers, and Joint Command and Control Centers. AFATDS enables the automatic application of the Force Commander's guidance in the Fires Warfighting Function to plan, execute, and deliver effects at all levels of command within the current and future force. AFATDS can automatically tailor the selection of fire support assets (field artillery, mortars, close air support, naval gunfire, attack helicopters, and offensive electronic warfare assets) based on the Commander's guidance, thereby enabling maximum effective use of all available fire support assets across the full spectrum of conflict.
This effort is to meet the government's objective to modernize the underlying AFATDS architecture, redesign the AFATDS front-end to a fully web- and role-based user interface, integrate common services made available through the Army's Common Operating Environment (COE), and incorporate advanced embedded training technologies to aid in operator-initiated system instruction and refresher training.
Manage the test organization across multiple contractors to ensure test activities are defined and completed on time with sufficient quality• Work in an integrated team capacity, frequently coordinating with Systems Engineering, Software and Integrated Product Support teams• Provide the program manager and EVMS with timely metrics to gauge progress towards objectives• Work with Control Account Manager(s) to communicate and manage program progress • Create system development cost estimates, budgets, and schedules• Prepare and present project milestone reviews to senior management and customers• Define, document, analyze, perform, and interpret developmental tests for new and/or modified system components. Investigate and resolve operational problems in conjunction with other engineering and technical personnel• Provide technical support to other engineering groups• Guide and direct lower level personnel on the set-up and performance of tests• Participate in the development, maintenance and refinement of internal quality control and reliability programs• Participate in User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Unit Testing (UT), and Integration Testing (IT), Regression Testing (RT), Detailed Testing (DT), Operational Testing (OT), and Acceptance testing (AT)• Maximize test automation and participate in test driven development activities• Assign testing tasks to other team members and monitoring progress• Present at program reviews, customer meetings and meetings with external organizations .
BS degree and 12 - 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 - 13 years of prior relevant experience. 4 additional years of relevent experience may considered in lieu of degree.• Experience with web based applications and software deployment testing• Experience with all aspects of developing and executing a test program• Experience with test and operational environment identification and coordination for installation and checkout• Experience with test process development, test case design, test procedure development, test execution, system evaluation and test reporting• Experience with requirements traceability, system-of-systems integration and testing, test planning, development and execution testing including experience with Army products and interfaces• Ability to work independently as well as within a team.• Ability to isolate and resolve problems, document bugs, regress and close issues while working on particular application releases.• Experience with all phases of a project lifecycle development process (analysis, design, code, test, migrate).• Experience with automated test and test driven development concepts, tools, and languages• Able to multi-task, self-assign work, and function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment• Good verbal, written, communication, and interpersonal skills• Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint)• US citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD SECRET security clearance
Experience with network architecture and communications• Experience with Command and Control (C2) systems or distributed weapon systems• Familiar with VMF and USMTF message sets• Familiar with Combat Net Radio (CNR) and or SATCOM communications• Basic understanding of Army and Marine fire mission processing• Experience with AFATDS, Army Common Operating Environment (COE) or other PM MC systems• Experience with testing involving ATEC, JITC, or other government agency• Experience testing with the Joint, NATO, or Coalition community• Experience supporting any military experiment or exercise i.e. C4ISR, MRX, Red Flag, Blue Flag
External Referral Eligible