• Location: Annapolis Junction, Maryland
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2743

Title: Test Engineer
Location: Annapolis Junction, MD

*Clearance: *Active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph needed to apply *
Company Overview:
Cornerstone Defense is the Employer of Choice within the Intelligence, Defense, and Space communities of the U.S. Government.  Realizing early on that our most prized assets are our employees, we continually focus our attention on improving the overall work/life experience they have supporting the mission.  Our Team is pushed every day to use their industry leading knowledge to provide end-to-end solutions to combat our nation’s toughest and most secure problems.  If you are looking for a place to not only be professionally challenged, but encouraged and supported by a company that cares, don’t look any further than Cornerstone Defense.

Analyzes system requirements and concept of operations documents, acquisition plans, and system descriptions to develop evaluation and test plans and procedures, prepare for and conduct the data collection and analysis, and report status and results. Supports the development of Government test and evaluation documentation e.g., Test & Evaluation (T&E) Strategy, Test & Evaluation Master Plan, Event Test Plans, Test Readiness Assessments, and T&E Reports. Works with other test organizations to support T&E program integration. Provides specialized T&E capabilities tailored to system functions, level, maturity, and performance area as assigned in the SOW.

Regular Hours Per Year: 1880
Extra Hours Per Year: 0
Night Work: N
Local Travel Using a POV: N
Pager Duty: N
Pager Duty Comments:
Work on Holidays: N
Work on Weekends: N
Shift Work: N
WarZone: N
Unpublished Skills: N

1. Five (5) years experience as a TE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required.
2. Bachelors 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 bachelors degree.


1. Assist with any or all of the Level 1 tasks as constrained by technical training and previous testing experience
2. 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
3. Plan and Execute Performance Analysis
4. Review planned acquisition approaches to support T&E schedule alignment with decision maker needs for T&E support
5. Analyze performance risk areas to focus T&E planning
6. Specify, validate, and adapt Modeling and Simulation for T&E use
7. Apply Statistical Analysis of variations in performance behavior to characterize confidence in performance estimates
8. Select, develop, & use analysis tools
9. Execute the evaluation plan on data collected by the Testing Tasks
10. Plan and Execute Performance Data Collection
11. Plan program and event level testing for collection of data required for analysis and to synch T&E events with supported decision points
12. Establish and employ Data & Configuration Management capabilities
13. Support Data Authentication group functions; and comply with program Discrepancy Reporting criteria and processes (U) Assess operational and system performance requirements for testability and criticality to frame and prioritize T&E objectives and enable evaluation planning
14. 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
15. Assess operational environments and priorities for evaluation attention and scenario selection, and to coordinate user participation in T&E
16. 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
17. Design surveys for evaluation of Subject Matter Expert (SME) input and user assessments of performance
18. Participate in the T&E Working-level Integrated Product Team (WIPT) and/or Integrated Test Team for coordination of evaluation plans
19. 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)
20. Design data sampling schemes to optimize the information/resource balance and to control testing uncertainties
21. Select, coordinate, and calibrate Instrumentation, collection and data management tools, targets, & facilities
22. Ensure test readiness including training of test event participants re conduct of the event; equipment readiness, and security, legal, and privacy compliance arrangements
23. Participate in T&E WIPT and/or Integrated Test Team for coordination of data collection plans
24. Execute Testing and Data Collection per plan
25. Produce associated Test Plans, Procedures, and Reports/Briefings, Data Management Plan
26. Define and provide technical direction and guidance for the Level 1 tasks to the Level 0 and Level 1 TEs assigned to the task
27. Recommend draft plans and reports from the Level 1 tasks for approval by the task leader
28. Work directly with the Government sponsor to coordinate task implementation
29. Maintain knowledge of current and evolving agency, national, and international standards applicable to the system development of interest



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