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Test Engineer

Location: Hanover, MD, United States
Job # 5703929
Date Posted: 07-07-2015
Test Engineer Job Description:
The successful candidate 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. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Basic Qualifications
Two (2) 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

Desired skills
Desired 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 * 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 * Analyze performance risk areas to focus T&E planning * Specify, validate, and adapt Modeling and Simulation for T&E use * 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 * Select, develop, & use analysis tools * Execute the evaluation plan on data collected by the Testing Tasks * 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) * 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 * 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
 
Clearance
TS SCI with polygraph
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