Software Test Engineer

Job opening ID
2992

Posting title
Software Test Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen 
Ongoing 
W2 with full benefits
Pay range:$40-43/hr
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Labor Category: Software Test Engineer- Mid (O&M)

Job Description:
Seeking a highly motivated Software Test Engineer that works with minimal supervision/guidance to support the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) program. The candidate should have experience and knowledge with software testing, the ability to think critically and a proven track record of responsible task ownership and reliable execution.  The candidate will work as a software tester as part of a larger team supporting the critical system used by the National Weather Service to successfully achieve their mission on a daily basis of protecting lives and property. As the AWIPS Test Engineer, you will interface with the whole SDLC team and ensure the quality of the release delivered to the customer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
• Executing and tracking status of tests throughout the lifecycle of a release.
• Participation in Agile scrum teams which include cross-functional members of the team.
• Collaboration with our NWS partners on system functionality as it pertains to requirements of the system.
• Maintaining the test suite, both automated and manual test cases.
• Assisting with investigations into issues reported in production for root cause isolation.

Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen 
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a Public Trust - candidate must be able to pass a National Agency Check (NAC).
• Four (4) or more years directly related to software testing.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills in the English language
• Bachelor of Science, BS in a Math, Science or Engineering related field
• Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. (Please include your GPA on your resume.)

Desired Skills:
• Experience with Test-Driven-Development (TDD)
• Working knowledge of JavaScript, Python and Bash Scripting.
• Working knowledge and understanding of a Linux OS.
• Demonstrated personal ownership of job responsibilities. 
• Analytical mindset with the ability to correlate disparate data sources to identify systemic trends.
• Working knowledge, at a minimum, of the following:  Redmine workflow management tool; Remedy Service management application; GIT distributed version-control system Command Line Interface (not GIT Hub web UI); Gerrit code collaboration tool, Jenkins automation server; SonarQube; QF Test)
• Understanding of SAFe principles, especially with regards to test approach.
• Understanding of testing principles and tools. 
• Background in weather or weather based systems,


Number of positions
1

Location
Silver Spring

State
Maryland