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Test Engineer Principal

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Job ID: 2012502
Location: ORLANDO, FL, United States
Date Posted: Sep 22, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Test Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes

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Job Description


Job Summary 

The Lead Test Engineer will help design, development and maintain test automation to support SAIC’s proprietary and third-party systems and applications. They will be responsible for implementing automated tests that ensure the quality and functionality of our products while eliminating repetitive testing tasks. They will use appropriate tools, languages, coding standards and best practices to develop automated test code which will be integrated with SAIC’s CICD pipelines.  They will work closely with application developers and system-configuration teams to ensure a consistent understanding of test requirements and automation approaches.

The Lead Test Engineer will help drive proof of concept activities and be responsible for the production of design documents and other technical documentation used by other test engineers and QA personnel to advance automated testing at SAIC. 

A lead-level understanding of test automation practices and technologies is required to promote the best end-to-end test automation strategy for the organization. This position will be both hands-on in implementation and provide technical leadership for other engineers and quality analysts.

Job Responsibilities

Help determine the best tools and frameworks for test automation
Develop test code for functional (UI&API), performance, and integration testing
Train teams to write effective test code for both COTS and proprietary applications 
Develop pipeline-driven approaches to executing automated testing as part of the CI process
Help developers increase unit-test code coverage and execute unit tests in their pipelines
Coach teams to adopt a shift-left approaches to quality 
Guide efforts to incorporate automated testing into the development lifecycle
Develop solutions that will improve efficiency across the enterprise
Maintain quality documentation for enterprise-wide solutions, standards, and best practices
Train teams to be self-reliant and responsible for the quality of their own applications 

Position may be open to remote location and telework flexibility. 



Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent experience or six (6) to eight (8) years of experience related to this job.

Preferred Skills and Experience 

Experience with Behavior Driven Development and tools such as Cucumber and Gherkin
Experience with Test Driven Development and the importance of Unit Testing
Experience with common UI testing frameworks such as Selenium, Winium, and Appium
Experience with common API testing tools such as Postman and RestSharp
Experience with GUI-driven UI testing tools such as UFT and Tricentis
Experience with a pipeline-driven approach to test automation using ADO, Jenkins, etc…
Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in test automation.
Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in software development.
Passionate about test automation as a means of effective software delivery.
Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
Effective organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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