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Ground Systems Test Engineer

Job ID: 213848
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 16, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking an experienced professional to join the National Security & Space (NSS) Sector.  NSS provides specialized program management, engineering, analysis and operations support to a variety of Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. We support the generation after next of national security-related systems based in space, in the air and on the ground.

NSS has an opening for a Program Management Office (PMO) Ground Systems Test Engineer to provide systems engineering and technical advisory services to a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer. The customer is developing next-generation of space and ground systems architectures, hardware and software solutions.

The Ground Systems Test Engineer will plan and conduct validation testing to see where our ground processing system is successful for our users, and discover any discrepancies in meeting the overall user needs. The duties and responsibilities as a Systems Test Engineer will include:

- Read and understand the current plans for system testing, test plans, and anticipated outcomes for test events, including security requirements and constraints

- Follow the integration of the system elements and integrated system testing

- Contribute to creating, editing, and following test documentation throughout all phases of the testing program, including data analyses

- Develop and utilize scripts for conducting software tests, for coordinating data inputs and capturing mission data and required metadata

- Conduct thorough testing of the system, incorporating actual users, on appropriate environments to establish baseline performance and validation tests

- Uncover and report discrepancies, assess impacts, and make recommendations on workarounds and fixes to make the system work effectively

- Work with staff to combine evaluations and recommendations into overall test summaries and conclusions

- Communicate summaries, successes, concerns, issues, and lessons learned with leadership, as necessary

Qualifications

Qualifications

- Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph

- BS degree in a technical field with nine (9) years or more of experience; additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree

- Sound technical skills in testing principles and terminology

- Knowledge of system software, scripting, or software testing and analysis

- Knowledge of space operations and ground processing systems

- Ability to coordinate with other technical personnel and program users to ensure test results are commonly understood and communicated to technical and non-technical personnel

- Support extended work hours during testing events

 

Desired Qualifications

- Experience with testing and evaluating human-machine interfaces with system operators

- Knowledge and skills in orbital mechanics

- Ability to create and use scripts, such as Python, to set up and run test sequences, while providing test inputs and compiling data outputs for analysis




Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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