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Software Test Engineer, Associate - 27776 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/8/2019

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    Norfolk, VA
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Job Description


Are you a mission driven individual who is looking for a meaningful career?  This isn't your average mission.  Join Alion and make a difference by helping to create and maintain modeling and simulation training services and applications for our US Navy Fleet!

Position Summary

The Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) is a federation comprised of many distributed simulation systems and interfaces used to support Navy and Joint Training, as well as Navy concept development and experimentation. This Test Engineer will be as part of a team that will design and implement infrastructure for automative building and testing of NCTE software products. 

Under direct supervision, performs analysis, design, development, testing, debugging, implementation, and maintenance of a continuous integration and testing automation environment for multiple software application programs in support of distinct product hardware or technical service lines of business.

Will work directly with a team to build up the automated build and test environment to increase the quality for NCTE products.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Under direct supervision, helps prepare test plans, develop test cases and execute tests with a focus on coverage, performance and automation.
• Under direct supervision, creates, updates, maintains and executes automation suites and other testing tools as needed for use by QA.
• Assists in Enhancing and maintaining existing automation test infrastructure tools such as Jenkins, SonarQube, and TestRails
• Assists in Developing, enhancing, and maintaining automated test suites using libraries such as JUnit, GoogleTest, and Selenium.
• Under direct supervision, investigates bugs using various available tools and server logs
• Maintain structured testing methodology, especially around automation.
• Under direct supervision, responds to inquiries from users and technical support regarding functions and operations of software programs
• Identify process improvements, error trends and/or the root causes and make recommendations for remedies to colleagues and management.
• Actively participate in Agile development methodologies
• Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related discipline plus at least 0 to 2 years of directly related experience. Highly prefer 4 or more years of experience.  Professional certification(s) may be required.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 4 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

Required Experience:
• Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to communicate software concepts effectively.
• Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in software and systems development.
• Experience Object Oriented programming languages: Java, C/C++, or C#.
• Ability to research and learn new tools, technologies and testing processes.
• Ability to think creatively.

Preferred Experience:
• Continuous integration tools: Jenkins, SonarQube, and TestRails.
• Testing frameworks: JUnit, Selenium, Fitnesse, or Cucumber.
• Web based technologies: REST API, JSON, or JavaScript.
• Operating Systems: Windows 10 and Linux.
• Use of the software repository Git.
• Understanding of cyber security and software authentication.
• Scripting languages: Python and Groovy.

Must possess an Active Secret security clearance to begin employment


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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