Software Test Engineer - 28205 in Suffolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/6/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description



Position Summary

Under limited supervision, designs and develops engineering standards and test procedures to evaluate the function of simulation and planning software products and systems. Develops and implements procedures for product testing, reviews and evaluates test results, and recommends product or design changes to ensure quality and performance standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

Manage the test and evaluation program across a suite of simulation and planning software applications that includes both legacy and modern web-based applications.

Defines, documents, analyzes, performs, and interprets complex developmental tests for new and/or modified software products or product components.

Performs complex analysis and trouble-shooting when testing produces failure in order to provide detailed analysis to development team for resolution.

Evaluates progress and results of testing and recommends new methods to improve project design, procedures and performance.

Identifies opportunities for new program initiatives and follow-on tasking for current projects and participates in proposal efforts.

Acts as liaison between technical and non-technical departments, divisions, and organizations.

Prepares and assists others in the development of status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contact reports, technical analyses or other outputs needed.

Provides guidance to less experienced Test Engineers to encourage technical growth across non-technical personnel.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline plus 2 to 4 years of directly related experience.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 6 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by 
market survey data.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Strong troubleshooting, analytical skills and attention to detail.

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of Jira, Confluence and Zephyr or other software testing tools.

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in test engineering.

Understanding of web application architectures and technologies preferred.

Security:  Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain a Secret Clearance.


Diversity Statement


Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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