Tactical Engineering & Analysis Inc

  • Software Test Specialist

    West Coast - San Diego, CA
    # of Openings
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    We are currently seeking a Software Test Specialist. This project directly supports the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific in San Diego, CA. You will be responsible for providing test engineering support in the software development phase for the C2P Mod program. 


    Essential Functions/Job Duties:

    Works within a SCRUM team to support test planning, coordination, execution along with the development team. 

    Writing automated tests using existing test tools and scripting languages such as Bash and Python

    Create test stories and tasks in JIRA that link to software development tickets which in turn refer to Requirements to provide traceability between requirements

    Develop and integrate tests into a Continuous Integration Framework, monitoring execution and verifying test results against test criteria and requirements.

    Establish test architecture required to support testing in both a Cloud Test environment or HWIL environment.

    Develop and maintain automated test scripts utilizing various test tools available in the AWS Cloud and/or HWIL lab environment.  Execute test scripts/procedures in a Continuous Integration Framework and assist in debugging and troubleshooting to isolate issue source.

    Supports in the decomposition of test requirements to address incremental implementation of system capabilities. 

    Supports in the development of test cases, test plans, stories and scenarios needed to support manual and automated testing in an Agile Environment

    Generates test scripts on various TDL systems (i.e. MLST3, RSCP, STG, LHS, ADSI, LMMT, CHI EX, etc.) as available to support execution of sprint or integration testing.

    Independently able to establish scheduled test architecture within the Lab 250A, or Lab 360.  This includes establishment of test tools and architecture within the AWS Cloud or lab environment.

    Supports in the capture and collection of test data of each system and support system.

    Generates the required reports, with little to no rework.  This includes generation of Test Observation Reports, Daily Status Reports and/or Trouble Report Retest Sheets (TRRS). Updates sprint and integration status for stories and features utilizing SW development database (i.e JIRA)

    Utilization and general understanding of common data analysis tools to support the validation, root-cause and trouble shooting of issues observed or documented during testing.  This includes, but is not limited to DART, WDART, CHI EX, CLIP DX, Varanidae, and MANDRIL.



    Essential Physical Tasks:  Ability to sit at a desk for extended periods of time, using a computer, keyboard and mouse.
    Includes no more than 10% travel, domestic and international, by automobile, air, etc. Ability to support the service member in the field to include lifting and carrying of heavy equipment.



    Written Communications: Operates standard computer based business tools (including but not limited to Microsoft Word and Excel) effectively. Generates required reports which include test status, defect, and final test reports in a clear and concise manner.


    Verbal Communications:

    Demonstrates excellent clear and concise verbal communication skills. Demonstrates the ability to provide periodic reports/status to his/her team lead and management staff of the progress made on tasks, assignments or any program efforts. 


    Skills / Qualifications:

    4 years experience to include working knowledge of the test laboratories (SSC Pacific, Lab 250a, Lab 360 or Lab120) infrastructure and the system and support systems required of various test architecture, is preferred. 

    General understanding of the capabilities and limitations of the equipment/systems and sub-systems used for testing within the SSC Pacific Laboratories, is preferred.

    Working knowledge of the system requirement documents to support development, execution and analysis phase of the program.  This includes, but is not limited to the SRS, SSS, ICD, IDS, MIL-STD, PPS, etc, is preferred.

    Scripting knowledge in Bash and python to support automated testing. 

    Working knowledge of TDL message flow within the systems and test architecture, is preferred.


    Customer Interface Activities: 

    Suitable inter-personnel and customer service skills required to interface with corporate customers.

    Ability to effectively communicate with the Customer, SSC-Pacific Center's staff, and peer contractor personnel.


    Work Schedule:    9/80


    Travel %: < 10%

    Minimum Education Requirements: 
    High School or GED.  Bachelor of Science Degree in a relevant technical discipline desired.



    U.S. Citizenship is required


    Security Clearance:


    Candidates must have an active clearance OR  the ability to obtain a US Government security clearance, and will be subject to a US security background investigation (i.e. favorable background investigation / credit score). Additional eligibility requirements for access to various levels of classified information may also be required. An active security clearance is highly desirable.





    Tactical Engineering & Analysis, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer



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