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Test Engineer 3 w/ 8 years experience

Annapolis Junction, MD
The NiagaraFiles project is currently seeking a Test Engineer to support the customer's version of the NiFi application performing testing activities. Apache NiFi is a Java based open source visual dataflow application and used as a basis for the IC version our developers maintain called NiagaraFiles. The development team creates and maintains specialized data processors and controller services used to process, transform, route mission data from ingestion to delivery to end repository. Testing activities consist of both manual and automated testing of the functionality of the NiFi components, called Processors and controller services. Each processor is it's own application that performs a specific function, like converting data from one format to a specific customer mission format. The test team member will perform hands on testing to these components, as well as work with the systems engineering and development teams to implement test automation.

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 area as assigned in the SOW.
  • 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 recommended course of action for each risk, and monitor and re-evaluate risks at appropriate milestones
Eight (8) years experience as a TE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required. Bachelor’s degree in Math, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Engineering Management or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional TE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
·       Experience in test engineering or integration of modern hardware/software systems.
·       Experience in the development and implementation of test strategies, plans, traceability matrices, procedures, and reports.
·       Experience in writing test cases and writing discrepancy reports.
Experience with Basic UNIX or Windows commands and writing test scripts.
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