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Test Engineer Level 3

Learn more about this opportunity below: TB-26015 - Test Engineer Level 3

Clearance: TS/SCI FSP

Location: Annapolis Junction

 

 

 

 

Required Skills:

1. Eight (8) 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.

 

Desired Skills:

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

14. Assess operational and system performance requirements for testability and criticality to frame and prioritize T&E objectives and enable evaluation planning

15. 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

16. Assess operational environments and priorities for evaluation attention and scenario selection, and to coordinate user participation in T&E

17. 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

18. Design surveys for evaluation of Subject Matter Expert (SME) input and user assessments of performance

19. Participate in the T&E Working-level Integrated Product Team (WIPT) and/or Integrated Test Team for coordination of evaluation plans

20. 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)

21. Design data sampling schemes to optimize the information/resource balance and to control testing uncertainties

22. Select, coordinate, and calibrate Instrumentation, collection and data management tools, targets, & facilities

23. Ensure test readiness including training of test event participants re conduct of the event; equipment readiness, and security, legal, and privacy compliance arrangements

24. Participate in T&E WIPT and/or Integrated Test Team for coordination of data collection plans

25. Execute Testing and Data Collection per plan

26. Produce associated Test Plans, Procedures, and Reports/Briefings, Data Management Plan

27. Define and provide technical direction and guidance for the Level 1 tasks to the Level 0 and Level 1 TEs assigned to the task

28. Recommend draft plans and reports from the Level 1 tasks for approval by the task leader

29. Work directly with the Government sponsor to coordinate task implementation

30. Maintain knowledge of current and evolving agency, national, and international standards applicable to the system development of interest

31. Provide overall leadership of the T&E task and serve as primary liaison to the government for supporting contract coordination and task execution

32. Communicate issues and solutions to the broader government and contract management structure as requested by Leadership

33. Ensure the appropriate level of independence of the team from the solution provider to support government management of objectivity risk

34. Manage T&E resources and tasks; ensure quality assurance of test processes and products

35. Coordinate and integrate Evaluation and Testing tasks and products

36. Participate in T&E WIPT and/or Integrated Test Team as needed to ensure proper coordination of T&E activities

37. 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

 

Description:

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.

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