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Software Engineer in Test (SME)


Software Engineer


Reston, Virginia, United States


We have a need for a skilled Software Engineer in Test (SME) to provide hands-on test and test automation support to mission critical systems. As a Software Engineer in Test on this program, you will have the opportunity to perform software development to implement scripts, evaluate test results, and feedback loops in a Continuous Integration Continuous Delivery Pipeline. Flexible cross-training to also provide systems engineering, software development, training, and security is also desired. If you have a solid foundation in software development, a strong interest in quality assurance, and a desire to grow your skills in automation, we encourage you to apply.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in program Agile software development initiatives (standup, planning, Increment planning) to support innovation and enhancement of custom applications through iteration/functionality testing

  • Participate and collaborate with team members to assess StoryPoint/complexity efforts (using best practices) to ensure proper testing and delivery of functionality per User Story Acceptance Criteria

  • Collaborate with team members (Scrum Master, Product Owner, Software Developers) to develop test approaches with emphasis on automation of recurring/regression test cases through selected toolsets

  • Develop test validation scripts using program designated languages (ex: Python)

  • Develop automated test cases using knowledge of custom Applications through designated GUI/COTS products (ex: Selenium and Katalon Studio)

  • Leverage DevOps practices to ensure repeatability and Configuration Management of test cases/scripts are maintained the continuously improved

  • Develop and document end-to-end functionality test case narratives using task management system (JIRA/Confluence)

  • Generate test data and identify use/corner cases required to meet User Story/Customer needs

  • Support performance testing/evaluation activities using tools such as Jmeter

  • Perform job duties within Commercial cloud development environments

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to test both back-end applications processes in addition to front end

  • Significant experience with scripting languages (ex: Python) to automate tasks

  • Significant experience in test data/script development

  • Knowledge of or direct experience with software performance testing practices

  • Direct experience with creation, authoring, execution and documentation of test cases/result sets for software products in an agile cadence

  • Significant experience working/testing within Commercial Cloud Platforms (ex: AWS) and DevOps tools

  • Demonstrated ability to work within collaborative environment to execute test cases complimentary to development efforts

  • Significant experience working in a SAFe Agile and DevOps development environment and tempo

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Candidate must have MS degree with 15 or more years of prior relevant experience or a PhD with 13 or more years of prior relevant experience

  • Will consider experience in lieu of a degree

  • Candidate must be US Citizen.

  • Candidate must have an active TS/SCI with Polygraph

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with administration of MS Windows Server or Linux environments (Lab or Personal development space)

  • Experience reviewing output of CI jobs and capable of tracking test failures back to code changes that resulted in bugs

  • Capable of review code check-ins to understand the impact of code changes on system functionality and potential applications bugs.

  • Direct experience with AWS environments

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 $144,300.00 - $260,850.00

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.