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Job #: R-00010790
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

Job Summary

The Lead Test Engineer will oversee the verification activities for an Engineering team sustaining a biometrics program, which is finding increased use among intelligence data with law enforcement and immigration agencies. The successful candidate will define, document, analyze, perform, and interpret tests for new and/or modified products or product components; investigate operational problems in conjunction with other engineering and technical personnel; provide technical support and advice 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. The successful candidate will have experience with the full software development life-cycle (SDLC) using the waterfall methodology and have demonstrable skills executing engineering processes to include requirements gathering, planning, and test.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Perform requirements analysis and apply technical knowledge to create test cases and contribute to test plans and reports
  • Configure laptop, server, and handheld systems IAW documented instructions
  • Execute test procedures and document results
  • Enter defects into tracking tool
  • Review requirements documents for accuracy and clarity
  • Support the verification of Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert patches for multiple product baselines by providing technical input and executing tests to verify functionality
  • Integrate the whole picture, including Functional, Integration, System, and Regression testing phases
  • Execute acceptance test in presence of stakeholders
  • Present Test Readiness Review and Production Readiness Review material to stakeholders
  • Contribute to Integrated Master Schedule
  • Coordinate customer-witnessed acceptance test events
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise on verification testing and associated activities
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in computer science, software engineering, information systems, a physical science, engineering or a mathematics-intensive discipline with 5 years of software engineering experience with the software development life-cycle.. Four years of relevant experience may be used in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.
  • Demonstrated experience with SDLC
  • Demonstrated software test experience
  • Experience with Software Development Management Tools
  • US Citizenship
  • Must have an active Secret Security clearance.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Skills using Software Operating Systems including Windows and Relational Database Management Systems
  • Experience with biometrics systems
  • Experience with JIRA
  • Experience with executing acceptance tests in stakeholder presence
  • Experience with Biometrics algorithms, and biometric matching, collection and storing techniques
  • Detail oriented, possess good verbal and written communications skills, and a self-starter.


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 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) 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.

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