Title: Test Engineer
Location: Annapolis Junction, MD
*Clearance: *Active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph needed to apply *
Cornerstone Defense, in partnership with our military, intelligence, and civil government customers, supports U.S. operations worldwide through the use of many different types of intelligence, satellite, and cyber technologies. Cornerstone’s Intelligence Sector provides solutions to the United States Government for information collection, operations, exploitation and dissemination, and research activities. Our Team specializes in software development, cloud architecture, systems and network engineering, systems integration, agile management, as well as targeting operations and intelligence analysis. Our support to our mission customers includes cyber network operations, exploitation and defense, signals intelligence, human intelligence, and critical missions and networks.
Cornerstone Defense is seeking a Test Engineer to support the software development team who will develop and sustain integrated, feature-rich capabilities that promote modernization of visualization and presentation tools. The software development team will provide application development and support to tools that allow mission analytic users to view existing data or contribute new information in a collaborative environment.
This Test Engineer will take ownership of the product release process, and should hit the ground running with automation improvements and regression testing. Preference given to those with experience with standard test processes, regression testing, automated testing (service and UI), the Jenkins/Continuous Integrations pipeline, and release processes. Responsibilities also include development of test plans and procedures, documentation of test results and development of special test code. Automated testing tool experience is required.
• Approximately 15 team members made up of software, system, and test engineer
• Work performed in contractor facility in Annapolis Junction.
• Both low and high side access.
• Bachelor’s degree in Math, Science, Engineering, Statistics, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional TE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
Individual Capabilities Required:
• Five (5) years experience as a TE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required.
• Assist with any or all of the Level 1 tasks as constrained by technical training and previous testing experience
• Conduct research into and apply knowledge of Government test and evaluation concepts and related engineering, acquisition, and operations activities as needed to support the T&E activities
• Plan and Execute Performance Analysis
• Review planned acquisition approaches to support T&E schedule alignment with decision maker needs for T&E support
• Analyze performance risk areas to focus T&E planning
• Specify, validate, and adapt Modeling and Simulation for T&E use
• Apply Statistical Analysis of variations in performance behavior to characterize confidence in performance estimates
• Select, develop, & use analysis tools
• Execute the evaluation plan on data collected by the Testing Tasks
• Plan and Execute Performance Data Collection
• Plan program and event level testing for collection of data required for analysis and to synch T&E events with supported decision points
• Establish and employ Data & Configuration Management capabilities
• Support Data Authentication group functions; and comply with program Discrepancy Reporting criteria and processes
• Assess operational and system performance requirements for testability and criticality to frame and prioritize T&E objectives and enable evaluation planning
• Coordinate with program Systems Engineering (SE) and review T&E-related SE information to leverage functional analysis, system descriptions, parameter selection and dependencies, Modeling and Simulation, and initial performance risk assessments to inform evaluation planning
• Assess operational environments and priorities for evaluation attention and scenario selection, and to coordinate user participation in T&E (U) Plan program and event level risk-tailored performance estimation and analysis of system and operational Effectiveness and Suitability metrics & conditions; levels of T&E include inspection, demonstration, paper analysis, survey, simulation, and physical test
• Design surveys for evaluation of Subject Matter Expert (SME) input and user assessments of performance
• Participate in the T&E Working-level Integrated Product Team (WIPT) and/or Integrated Test Team for coordination of evaluation plans
• Produce Evaluation Plans (metric framework, scenarios/threads, timelines, requirements/T&E cross-walk), Analysis Plans, Data Requirements, Risk Assessments, Evaluation Reports, Status reports; provide input to Government T&E products (e.g., Technology Readiness Assessments, Test & Evaluation Strategy, Test & Evaluation Master Plan, T&E Plans & Procedures and Test Readiness Reports)
• Design data sampling schemes to optimize the information/resource balance and to control testing uncertainties
• Select, coordinate, and calibrate Instrumentation, collection and data management tools, targets, & facilities
• Ensure test readiness including training of test event participants re conduct of the event; equipment readiness, and security, legal, and privacy compliance arrangements
• Participate in T&E WIPT and/or Integrated Test Team for coordination of data collection plans
• Execute Testing and Data Collection per plan
• Produce associated Test Plans, Procedures, and Reports/Briefings, Data Management Plan
• Define and provide technical direction and guidance for the Level 1 tasks to the Level 0 and Level 1 TEs assigned to the task
• Recommend draft plans and reports from the Level 1 tasks for approval by the task leader
• Work directly with the Government sponsor to coordinate task implementation
• Maintain knowledge of current and evolving agency, national, and international standards applicable to the system development of interest