Job Requisition:Software Test Automation Engineer
The Defense Group within Leidos has a career opportunity for a talented mid-level Software Test Automation 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 Software Engineer will work closely with architecture and software engineering teams to verify software functionality and automate testing.
The AFATDS is a multi-service 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.
- Work in an integrated team capacity, frequently coordinating with Systems Engineers, Architects and Capability Software Developers
- Design and implement overall automated testing software infrastructure to support modular test management and execution
- Design, develop, troubleshoot, and debug automated test scripts for mission critical software using modern test automation tools such as Squish, Selenium, Cucumber, Postman, Protractor
- Support Lead Test Engineer with process and tools research and recommendations for test automation
- Provide technical mentoring to junior level software engineers in building automated test software
- Define, document, analyze, perform, and interpret developmental tests for new and/or modified system components
- Provide back-up Lead support; Assign testing tasks to other team members, monitoring progress, run team stand-ups and support Program Management meetings and customer facing meetings
- Participate in the development, maintenance and refinement of internal quality control and reliability programs
- Use Jira, Confluence, BitBucket development operations, collaboration and source control tools
- Participate and conduct peer reviews of automated test scripts
- Investigate and resolve operational problems in conjunction with other engineering and technical personnel.
- Provide technical support to other engineering groups
- Participate in User Acceptance Testing (UAT), System Testing, Smoke Testing and Integration Testing, Interface Testing, and Regression Testing
- Maximize test automation and participate in test driven development activities including Contractor System Test (CST)
- Produce test reports
- Document and manage defect identification through resolution and closure
- Work closely with the Test Engineering team to support program milestone events including the Critical Design Review (CDR) and Limited User Testing (LUT)
- BS and 4 – 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience.
- Experience with web based applications and software deployment
- Experience with automated test and test driven development concepts, tools, and languages; Cucumber, Squish, Selenium, Postman, JUnit, UFT, Protractor, etc.
- Experience testing web services, including REST-based services using serialization formats such as JSON and/or XML
- Experience working with Linux, JAMA, Confluence, Jira, and Stash-Git as well as standard Microsoft Office suite
- Experience with all aspects of developing and executing automated tests, including conducting peer code reviews and mentoring/leading team members
- Experience with Objected Oriented Analysis, Design and Programming and Java/J2EE technologies
- Experience in User Interface development technologies, such as HTML5, NodeJS, Angular 2.x (TypeScript), etc
- Familiar with Unified Modeling Language (UML)
- Experience with Red Hat Linux, Eclipse IDE, and Junit
- 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 and software lifecycle development processes
- 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 OSGi
- Currently possess an active DoD SECRET security clearance
- Familiarity with VMF (and other Army communication standards)
- Familiarity with Military Standards, eg., 882E, 2525, or Cyber
- Familiarity with Extensible Map Platform; NASA WorldWind, GeoServers and other Map technologies
- Experience with network architecture and communications
- Experience with MATLAB and complex physics/ballistics algorithm development
- Experience with Command and Control (C2) systems or distributed weapon systems
External Referral Eligible
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Software Engineering1000Defense
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 www.Leidos.com.
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