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Senior Systems Test Engineer

Job ID: 2303009
Location: BETHESDA, MD, United States
Date Posted: Mar 14, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Test Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC, a leading provider of systems development & deployment, targeting & intelligence analysis, systems engineering & integration, and training capabilities and solutions for the Intelligence Community, is seeking creative and dedicated professionals to fulfill their career goals and objectives while delivering mission excellence on programs of national importance. 

SAIC is seeking a highly skilled Sr. Systems Test Engineer to support the National Counterintelligence and Security Center.  This individual will interface with both the development team and senior customers on a daily basis regarding testing priorities, potential system defects, troubleshooting and resolution of issues, and will be leading system status meetings and tracking progress to meet milestones.

The ideal candidate is proactive and results-driven, with strong domain and expert technical knowledge paired with excellent communication and task management skills.  Individual should have experience with JIRA.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Analyze system requirements, concept of operations documents, acquisition plans, and system descriptions
  • Develop and execute comprehensive evaluation and test plans and procedures, to include data collection and analysis
  • Support the development of Government test and evaluation documentation e.g., Test and Evaluation (T&E) Strategy, Test and Evaluation Master Plan, Event Test Plans, Test Readiness Assessments, and T&E Reports
  • Conduct User Acceptance testing (UAT), Systems Integration testing (SIT), and IV&V testing.
  • Provide specialized T&E capabilities tailored to system functions, level, maturity, and performance areas and work with other test organizations to support T&E integration
  • Collaborate with the development team, project managers, and other stakeholders to identify and prioritize testing requirements, and ensure that the systems meet quality standards and customer expectations
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation related to testing activities and ensure that all testing activities are completed on time
  • Identify and document test results and communicate any defects or issues to the development team for resolution
  • Lead status meetings with the development team and other stakeholders to discuss the status of system bugs and the progress and timeline for resolution, and capture meeting notes and action items
  • Work with the development teams to troubleshoot and resolve defects
  • Evaluate and improve testing methodologies, tools, and processes


  • Active TS/SCI with CI Poly required
  • Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more of related experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD and nine (9) years or more experience.
  • Experience in software testing and knowledge of software testing methodologies, tools, and processes
  • 3-5 years’ experience within an IC Agency, preferably ODNI
  • Experience with the Agile development methodologies, JIRA, and MS Office Suite


  • Ability to work in a dynamic mission environment which requires balancing competing priorities and schedules
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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