Software Test Engineer, Associate - 35837 in Syracuse, NY at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 5/11/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Software Test Engineer, Associate

Position Summary:

Alion in Syracuse, NY is seeking self-motivated, talented Software Test Engineer (STE) to perform requirement analysis, write and execute test procedures, and compile results to support a leading edge, fast-moving Defense program.  Candidates will be expected to integrate into our multi-disciplinary teams to provide best-in-class solutions and products to a highly engaged customer with a demanding and intriguing technical problem space.  From prototype through unit testing to subsystem and fully integrated software and hardware systems, Alion test engineers provide manual and automated testing through all phases of the product development life cycle.  This includes rapid prototypes, new product design, and fielded hardware. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Experience executing test procedures to verify software, hardware, and system
  • Familiarity with requirement tracking, configuration management, continuous integration, project and issue tracking tools.
  • Technical writing skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • C++, the Google test framework
  • Execute test plans, procedures, reports, and test tooling
  • Provide support for test event organization, planning, and execution
  • Support integration activities, including software integration and software/hardware integration, dry runs, test readiness reviews, regression tests, and formal acceptance tests
  • Support certification and witnessed verification events
  • Organized and able to manage and prioritize requirements

Education and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a technical specialty such as Computer Engineering, Information Security, Information Management, and/or Computer Science or related discipline –OR– four (4) years demonstrated experience in full lifecycle software test engineering to include requirements definition, design analysis, peer reviews, unit testing, integration and test.
  • Must be able to work alongside a diverse, multi-cultural team and demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • From time to time may be called upon to interact with customer via briefs, technical conversations, and test events and as such, should be comfortable in that role.
  • On occasion may need to travel to customer sites
  • Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.  Applicants will be subject to a government security investigation as needed.


  • Currently hold a U.S. security clearance
  • Experience in the DoD contractor space
  • Experience with embedded systems and embedded OS such VxWorks, Linux
  • Strong background in embedded Linux kernels, filesystems, and custom device drivers
  • Experience with communications and networking libraries in embedded Linux (e.g. networking stacks, socket communication, threading)
  • Familiarity with CMMI process and DO-178 guidelines
  • Experience with SBCs and PCI-e
  • Experience with safety critical requirements
  • Able to read hardware schematics. Able to dissect and assign problems between software, firmware, and hardware functional areas.

Security Clearance: None


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