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Test Engineer, Level 3- ID

Annapolis Junction, MD
TS/SCI with Polygraph is required.
 
Responsibilities:
  • 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
  • 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 O 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
  • Provide overall leadership of the T&E task and serve as primary liaison to the government for supporting contract coordination and task execution
  • Communicate issues and solutions to the broader government and contract management structure as requested by Leadership
  • Ensure the appropriate level of independence of the team from the solution provider to support government management of objectivity risk
  • Manage T&E resources and tasks; ensure quality assurance of test processes and products
  • Coordinate and integrate Evaluation and Testing tasks and products
  • Participate in T&E WIPT and/or Integrated TestTeam as needed to ensure proper coordination of T&E activities
  • Drive innovation and responsiveness to program changes and evolving T&E status to help manage program risk: develop alternative courses of action, work-arounds, and fall-back positions with a recommended course of action for each risk, and monitor and re-evaluate risks at appropriate milestones
 
Qualifications:
  • Eight (8) years experience as a TE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required.
  • 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.
 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
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