Job Listing Description

Software Engineer

Test Planning and Execution - Software Engineer:

Candidate will join a Mission Systems (MS) Test Planning and Execution Team within an Integration and Test (I&T) Organization responsible for the I&T of Tactical Aviation MS capabilities. This System Test team operates in a MS context, but may also interface with Vehicle System teams to solve system-of-system level challenges. This team is responsible for all system level testing of some very exciting Tactical Aviation MS efforts spanning an extremely diverse array of capabilities and contexts. While this team regularly operates in both hardware (HW) and SW I&T activities, a greater percentage of the candidate’s time would be devoted to evaluating MS SW capabilities (running both within the DevSecOps pipeline and on target MS HW). This includes both mission-related capabilities and core infrastructure capabilities.

Candidate will spend a majority of their time deployed to multi-disciplinary Agile Capability Thread Teams representing the domain of System Test in a team creating MS SW Capabilities from cradle to grave comprised of members from Systems Engineering, I&T, Hardware SMEs, and SW Development (no domain silos allowed!). The remainder of time will be spent working broader tasks supporting program-wide testing. Candidate will execute I&T activities in a lab environment, evaluate MS functionality, document results, assist SW Developers and Subsystem SMEs with diagnosis/troubleshooting, and support the constant adherence to a Digital Thread. Candidate will be required to fully embrace and help champion widespread system level test automation. Candidate must also be comfortable operating as a self-sufficient test representative to their cross-functional Agile team on behalf of the entire TP&E team.

In addition to authoring and executing tests, tasks may also include furthering our test automation framework, creating flight/threat simulation scenarios, troubleshooting issues discovered during system test alongside SW developers, working with pilots and end-users on operational relevance, learning some high-level scripting languages such as creating behavior-driven test scripts used by Cucumber Test as a tool to achieve an overall objective of a highly-automated test program, integrating/troubleshooting hardware (both aviation MS HW and lab infrastructure HW), creating and iteratively evolving brand new processes and methodologies for operating a modern Agile continuous-test program, exploring and integrating Application Program Interfaces (APIs) to support a seamless digital thread from initial requirements through verification/delivery, and will support numerous diverse classified initiatives.

Candidate must be willing to learn new and eclectic technical skills outside of their comfort-zone and be open-minded to diving into whatever technical challenges need attention in their periphery (think “jack-of-all-trades”).

Candidate must also have the communication and leadership ability to assist a team of multidisciplinary engineers to quickly navigate from an envisioned future concept to a comprehensive set of Mission Systems-Level test procedures that ensure requirements fulfillment, operational relevance, and SW stability/reliability. External and customer interaction will be required. Candidate must be open-minded to embracing new approaches to continuously integrating, testing, and delivering aviation MS relative to legacy waterfall programs. Candidate should expect to be asked at times to conduct business in vastly revolutionary ways than to which they are accustomed. Candidate must have strong technical background and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate will need to pass a security screening before interview. Must be a US Citizen. This position is located at a facility that requires special access and a security clearance.

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelors or above degree in engineering/technical discipline

• Experience authoring and executing tests

• Minimum Interim Secret DOD Security Clearance

Desired Qualifications

• Working Knowledge of Aircraft Mission Systems and Familiarity with the Operational Use of a Modern Tactical Airborne Platform

• Experience with Agile SW Development and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)

• Experience with verification, integration and test processes, and strong lab skills

• Experience with test automation

• Mission Systems Flight Test Execution

• Prior Military, Operations Analysis, or other experience working closely with operators on the use of tactical systems

• Crew Resource Management (CRM) experience a plus

• A working knowledge of software development, avionics, IT/Infrastructure, systems engineering, or aviation could all prove useful in the collaboration with surrounding disciplines

• Experience with Simulation/Scenario development using AFSIM a plus

• Experience aboard Flying Test Beds a plus

• Experience with Pilot-in-the-Loop Simulation/Experimentation a plus

• Some level of understanding of Linux with the ability/willingness for on-the-job growth in experience

• First-hand experience coding/scripting software a plus for this System Level Test Position

• Experience with GitLab, Atlassian, Ansible, Cucumber Test, 3DX, qTest, Java, or Python a plus

• Current Security+ Certification a plus

• Experience with Rhapsody, MagicDraw, or other MBSE a plus

• Active Top Secret Clearance w/ last completed investigation in last 5 years

• Willingness for occasional travel (not expected regularly)


Required Skills

• Bachelors or above degree in engineering/technical discipline

• Experience authoring and executing tests

• Experience developing software with at least one of the following languages: C++, Java, Python
Job Number: CJH - 7243-1
Job Location: Fort Worth, T X
Rate: 65
Per Diem: Split
Duration: 12 mos
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 11/03/2021
Last Updated: 11/13/2021
Attention: Venkat Manta
Address: 687 LEE RD STE 350
City, State: ROCHESTER, NY 14606
Phone: 745/473-1137

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