Test Engineer - Dulles
Location:Dulles, VA
Full-time or Part-time:Full Time
Requisition Code:201904-1408
Job Description



Catapult Consultants is now hiring Test Engineers (multiple levels). The Test 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. Responsibilities and qualifications may change based on level. 

Specific Responsibilities:
• Support 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. 
• Work with other test organizations to support T&E program integration and provide specialized T&E capabilities tailored to system functions, level, maturity, and performance area as assigned.
• Plan and perform test assignments involving definition of test and verification requirements, plans and sequences relative to complex software and hardware subsystems and resolve identified conflicting issues. 
• Support a test program which includes establishing test methods and techniques, developing test plans, developing test requirements, writing test procedures and reports, and conducting tests.
• Participate in test readiness reviews, participate in design reviews, and conduct audits of test programs and facilities. 
• Utilize knowledge of precedents in test engineering and apply understanding of principles of related engineering and software technology to ensure test validity and integrity. 
• Conduct tests, which include collaborating with others in establishing language, database, and computer simulation requirements and configuration management techniques.
• Duties may include performing system test planning and implementation for medium to large-scale systems using state-of-the-art technology.
• Develop and maintain test documentation including plans, procedures, reports, etc. and analyze test results.
• Document and keep program management informed of any and all deviations from customer requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Active Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance required.
• U.S. Citizenship required.• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics OR related field. Four (4) years of experience may be substituted for a degree.  
• Demonstrated experience and/or familiarity with interface definition and documentation (ICDs); end-to-end IV&V processes and methodologies; tools for requirements management, software development, discrepancy reporting and configuration management; test script development; and automated testing tools (e.g. HP quality center) required.
• Experience or familiarity with Agile development methodology preferred.
• Experience in software and database design, development and testing preferred.
• Experience in conducting security testing preferred.
• Experience in developing operational procedures preferred.
• Experience in the maintenance of complex hardware and software data processing systems preferred.
• Experience with systems engineering and configuration management processes preferred.
• Experience generating IV&V CDRLs and other documentation preferred.
• Experience providing inputs to Earned Value Management System (EVMS) preferred. 

• DoD 8570.1-M Compliance at IAT Level I (e.g., Security+, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification) required. 
• Certified Software Test Professional (CSTP) or similar preferred.


Abilities Required:
• While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel while typing at a computer keyboard.
• The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach, or lift objects up to 10 pounds.
• The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The vision requirements include: close vision.
EEO Statement
Catapult Consultants is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that every employee has the right to work in a dignified work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. It’s our policy to recruit, employ, retain, compensate, train, promote, discipline, terminate and otherwise treat all employees and job applicants based solely on qualifications, performance, and competence. This policy reflects our belief that providing equal opportunities for all employees is a both our legal and moral responsibility, and good management practice.

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.