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Job #: R-00016649
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Testing and Quality Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence


Job Requisition:

Software Test Engineer

Job Description:

The Cyber and SIGINT Solutions Operation under the Intelligence Group of Leidos is seeking an experienced Software Test Engineer for a prime program in San Diego, CA. The ideal candidate must have an active Secret security clearance.

Leidos is looking for a motivated Software Test Engineer experienced with many facets of software development including software testing on the Microsoft Windows platform, software / OS installation and configuration, software development, and software documentation. The selected individual will play a significant role in the modernization effort for a cryptographic key management system. Initial tasks include security analysis and testing, software ad hoc and automated testing, and the creation of standard software and test documentation. Additional tasking may include software development (C++), installation script (Powershell) creation and updates, and security hardening of software systems.

Primary Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform software testing on installation programs/scripts and software applications
  • Develop automated software test scripts using open source and COTS test tools
  • Upgrade and document installation programs/scripts utilizing Microsoft PowerShell and/or Install4J
  • Support RMF and STIG Hardening activities to lockdown and secure systems
  • Support and/or lead DevOps activities

Basic Qualification:

Bachelor's Degree and 4 years of experience.  Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Active Secret clearance
  • At least 4 years of software tester / programmer/ engineer experience
  • Experience with software testing methodologies and frameworks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Systems Administration (Windows) and/or DevOps
  • Experience with STIGs, RMF, and/or DIACAP
  • Experience with VMWare and virtual machines

Experience with cryptographic key management

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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 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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