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Lead Test Engineer with Security Clearance at Praxis Engineering

Lead Test Engineer with Security Clearance

Praxis Engineering Annapolis Junction, MD (Onsite) Full-Time
***GREAT LOCATION & PARKING PLUS OTHER AMENITIES!!***     What you will be doing The Senior Test Engineer shall be responsible for leading test engineers in developing, executing, and maintaining integration test plans/test suites for integrated software modules of a large complex enterprise management and monitoring suite of solutions. Task Required Skills Experience using the Linux CLI Experience writing scripts using Bash/Python General knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes Experience leading a large software testing effort Experience developing and executing test plans, test suites, and test cases for the integration of software modules across a multi-component system Experience with CI/CD principles, methodologies, and tools such as GitLab CI  Experience with automating tests Experience with testing frameworks such as Postman, Selenium, and JUnit Experience testing API interfaces between software modules across a large multi-component system Experience collaborating with multiple teams to establish cross team test plans Task Desired Skills Experience with the Atlassian Tool Suite (JIRA, Confluence) Experience with Git Version Control System Experience with QA tools such as REST Assured Clearance:
Active TS/SCI with an appropriate polygraph is required to be considered for this role   Additional Information   Tester Engineer analyzes system requirements and concept of operations documents, acquisition plans, and system descriptions to develop evaluation and test plans and procedures, prepare for and conduct the data collection and analysis, and report status and results. Supports the development of Government test and evaluation documentation e.g., Test & Evaluation (T&E) Strategy, Test & Evaluation Master Plan, Event Test Plans, Test Readiness Assessments, and T&E Reports. Works with other test organizations to support T&E program integration. Provides specialized T&E capabilities tailored to system functions, level, maturity, and performance areas.   The Level 3 Test Engineer (TE) shall possess the following capabilities: Conduct research into and apply knowledge of Government test and evaluation concepts and related engineering, acquisition, and operations activities as needed to support the T&E activities Plan and Execute Performance Analysis Review planned acquisition approaches to support T&E schedule alignment with decision maker needs for T&E support Analyze performance risk areas to focus T&E planning Specify, validate, and adapt Modeling and Simulation for T&E use Apply Statistical Analysis of variations in performance behavior to characterize confidence in performance estimates Select, develop, and use analysis tools Execute the evaluation plan on data collected by Testing Tasks Plan and Execute Performance Data Collection Plan program and event level testing for collection of data required for analysis and to sync T&E events with supported decision points Establish and employ Data and Configuration Management capabilities Support Data Authentication group functions; and comply with program Discrepancy Reporting criteria and processes Assess operation and system performance requirements for testability and criticality to frame and prioritize T&E objectives and enable evaluation planning Coordinate with program Systems Engineering (SE) and review T&E-related SE information to leverage functional analysis, system descriptions, parameter selection and dependencies, Modeling and Simulation, and initial performance risk assessments to inform evaluation planning Assess operational environments and priorities for evaluation attention and scenario selection, and to coordinate user participation in T&E Plan program and event level risk-tailored performance estimation and analysis of system and operational Effectiveness and Suitability metrics & conditions; levels of T&E include inspection, demonstration, paper analysis, survey, simulation, and physical test Design surveys for evaluation of Subject Matter Expert (SME) input and user assessments of performance Participate in the T&E Working-level Integrated Product Team (WIPT) and/or Integrated Test Team for coordination of evaluation plans Produce Evaluation Plans (metric framework, scenarios/threads, timelines, requirements/T&E cross-walk), Analysis Plans, Data Requirements, Risk Assessments, Evaluation Reports, Status reports; provide input to Government T&E products (e.g., Technology Readiness Assessments, Test & Evaluation Strategy, Test & Evaluation Master Plan, T&E Plans & Procedures and Test Readiness Reports) Design data sampling schemes to optimize the information/resource balance and to control testing uncertainties Select, coordinate, and calibrate Instrumentation, collection and data management tools, targets, and facilities Ensure test readiness including training of test event participants re-conduct of the event; equipment readiness, and security, legal, and privacy compliance arrangements Participate in T&E WIPT and/or integrated Test Team for coordination of data collection plans Execute Testing and Data Collection per plan Produce associated Test Plans, Procedures, and reports/Briefings, Data management Plan Work directly with the Government sponsor to coordinate task implementation Maintain knowledge of current and evolving agency, national, and international standards applicable to the system development of interest Provide overall leadership of the T&E task and serve as primary liaison to the government for supporting contract coordination and task execution Communicate issues and solutions to the broader government and contract management structure as requested by Leadership Ensure the appropriate level of independence of the team from the solution provider to support government management of objectivity risk Manage T&E resources and tasks; ensure quality assurance of test processes and products Coordinate and integrate Evaluation and Testing tasks and products Participate in T&E WIPT and/or Integrated Test Team as needed to ensure proper coordination of T&E activities Drive innovation and responsiveness to program changes and evolving T&E status to help manage program risk; develop alternative courses of action, work-arounds, and fall-back positions with a recommendation course of action for each risk, monitor and re-evaluate risks at appropriate milestones.   Qualifications: Eight (8) years’ experience as a TE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required. Bachelor’s degree in Math, Science, Engineering, Statistics, Engineering Management, or related discipline form an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional TE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.   **COVID-19 Vaccination: Praxis does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, Praxis may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.**   Who are we?
Praxis Engineering* was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Annapolis Junction MD - with growing offices in Chantilly VA and Aberdeen MD. Praxis Engineering is a consulting, product, and solutions firm dedicated to the practical application of software and system engineering technologies to solve complex problems.  With over 350 employees supporting more than 50 contracts, Praxis brings together world class engineers with proven engineering best practices, domain expertise, commercial technologies and proven agile management approaches to create high value solutions aimed at helping our customers meet their most critical business and mission objectives. *Praxis Engineering is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics IT. Why Praxis? 
We are focused on continual learning and evolution. We don’t do things because “that’s the way we’ve always done things”; we listen to our employees and adapt to the changing marketplace. We look at the big picture and encourage our engineers to get training and certifications in emerging technologies that will help shape our customer’s mission. We've been profitable year after year. We're always on the lookout for great engineers to join the team and we recognize that our employees are the heart and soul of what we do. We focus on recruiting talented people, treating them right, and then allowing them to do what they do best. No red tape. No micromanagement. Smart people want to work with smart people, and we love people who are passionate about what they do, and finding ways to do it better. And then there is the... Benefits Attractive total compensation package to include competitive salary and medical benefits with an option for FREE employee HSA medical plan! Office perks such as free soft drinks and snacks (both healthy and not-so-healthy) Praxis swag (annual gift certificate to purchase top brand Praxis apparel) Comprehensive health insurance plans to include FREE Employee HSA Medical plan. Parental leave 401k contribution/match: combination of profit share/contribution (3.5%) and employer match (up to 4.5%) for a total of 8%. Annual bonus plan Four weeks Paid Time Off (to start!) + 10 holidays + comp time eligibility. Additional 1 week added on 5 year anniversary (5 weeks of PTO altogether) and 10 year anniversary (6 weeks of PTO altogether) Training is a priority! Take advantage of our endless in-house training opportunities - or seek out vendor offered (paid) training opportunities like conferences, certification courses and seminars.  Conferences (recently attended by Praxis employees): AWS Summit, IoT World, Black Hat and DefCon. Training & Certifications: Splunk, AWS, Big Data/Cloudera, VMWare, Scrum Master...the list of certifications goes on and on! Praxis University: Cyber Research, Data Analytics, IoT, AWS and Red

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