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Test Engineer


Applications Engineer


San Diego, California, United States


Are you looking to make a difference? Leidos in San Diego, CA is looking for a Test Engineer to join our team supporting Cryptographic Key Management Initiatives.

Leidos ranks as a top industry leader for its high performance and high reliability ensuring priority of our nation’s safety. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.

We welcome all those who have big ideas, crave innovation, and have the passion to bring the warfighter home safe. With a 9/80 schedule, and every other Friday off, our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. This is your opportunity to join a dynamic team working across multiple disciplines to further expand your knowledge and grow your career.

Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come join our mission!

Primary Responsibilities

This position requires someone who is proactive and passionate about ensuring the quality of software deliverables and can communicate what is required to achieve this effectively. In addition, it is expected that the Test Engineer will work with System Engineers, Developers and other Testers to accurately author the test based documentation required for the project.

What you will like about this position…

  • Being part of an amazing team of professionals all passionate about helping the warfighter.

Basic Qualifications

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Author and execute manual and automated test cases to ensure product requirements are met
  • Ensure complete and timely reporting on bugs and test results
  • Identify, analyze, and document problems with program function, output, online screen, or content.
  • Participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems.
  • Write test documentation and help finalize all system and software documentation CDRLs for the program
  • Familiarity working on programs using the Agile Scrum methodology
  • Option to work a 9/80 work schedule (i.e., 9 hour days, then work 8 hours on first Friday and off the second Friday)

Required Qualifications

  • Position requires US citizenship and an active Secret DoD security clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 8- 12 years of software development testing experience
  • 8 years of experience in software testing and/or software development
  • Experience with implementing regression testing for software
  • Experience performing “illity” testing, especially performance testing
  • Familiarity and/or experience using automated test tools on software projects
  • The ability to communicate effectively with the Product Owners and team members
  • Knowledge of Agile Development methodologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The right candidate will exhibit the following:

  • Quality - demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail at all times; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities and takes ownership of tasks at hand; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to quickly become proficient in new tools/technologies.
  • Ability to identify efficiencies and process improvements between the development and testing disciplines.
  • Experience in Agile development methodologies.
  • Experience with a version control system (e.g., Git, SVN).
  • Experience with an issue/problem tracking system (e.g., VersionOne, Jira).
  • Experience with continuous integration environments (e.g., Jenkins).
  • Proficiency with MS Office Products (i.e., Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint).
  • DoD 8570 approved security certification (i.e., Security +, CISSP, etc.) (Will be required 90 days after hire)

Desired Skills

  • Agile certification

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $87,100.00 - $157,450.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.