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Software Automated Test Engineer


Software Engineer


Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States


This position requires an active TOP SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE and a willingness to undergo a polygraph to be considered. Candidates who do not possess this clearance will not be considered.

Leidos National Security Sector combines technology-enabled services and mission software capabilities in the areas of cyber, logistics, security operations, and decision analytics to support our defense and intel customers’ mission to defend against evolving threats around the world. Our team’s focus is to ensure our customers have the right tools, technologies, and tactics to keep pace with an ever-evolving security landscape and succeed in their pursuit to protect people and critical assets.

The Spatial Solutions Division (SSD), part of the Decision Advantage Solutions Business Area, is currently seeking a Software Test Engineer for the Maru Program on the Joint Analytic Workspace System (JAWS) Modernization and the Integration team to help with automated testing of our state-of-the-art software solutions delivered to our government customers. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with an outstanding software engineering team and will support the team’s software deployed in the cloud. Our engineers are at the forefront of defining and building solutions to address challenges faced by our end users, applying a go-fast agile approach driven by small teams that rely on and value the contributions of each team member.

As the Software Test Engineer, you’ll participate in planning, designing, and executing end-to-end automated testing in support of the Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Deployment (CD) of our products to customers worldwide. You’ll identify opportunities to increase the level of automated testing of our customer products and solutions, plan and execute strategies to achieve test automation objectives, continuously measure and improve the effectiveness of that testing based on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and evaluate and integrate new testing tools, technologies, and procedures to achieve the organization’s technical objectives.

In this capacity, you’ll collaborate with engineering and product team members, architects, and other IT resources to create and execute test strategies, detailed test plans, and scenarios. You’ll always respect the opinions of others, accept constructive criticism, share your views with a passion for improving the entire team’s performance, and collaborate openly and positively with your teammates.

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret with the ability to obtain a SCI, as well as a polygraph

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform verification and validation of modernization, and integration efforts.
  • Plan, design and execute end-to-end testing to support cloud-deployed products and solutions.
  • Create and maintain test methodology documentation for traceability and repeatability.
  • Report metrics and status on objectives to the respective development team leads.
  • Identify regression test candidates for automation, plan automation activities across the team and automate test cases.
  • Develop test plan and test cases for the integrated product and documents in the software Verification Test Documentation (CDRL 0009) prior to IV&V at the NTO; hold test case reviews with stakeholders.
  • Enter and update test tickets to track progress.
  • Execute test cases/scripts including functional, regression, exploratory, performance, load, and smoke tests for both web applications and database.
  • Report issues in work management tool (e.g., Jira) along with steps required to re-create the issue.
  • Record and report test results in the Software Test Report (CDRL 0008).
  • Participate in Agile ceremonies, including daily standups, sprint planning meetings, sprint reviews and sprint retrospectives.
  • Participate in all phases of risk management assessments and software development with emphasis on analysis of user requirements, test design and test tools selection.
  • Utilize software testing applications and COTS products in support of testing activities.
  • Support metrics program by collecting and tracking metrics on all activities.
  • Use metrics to identify areas for improvement.
  • Inform innovative solutions for more efficient testing strategy.
  • Work closely with software engineers to create and maintain test artifacts that may be reviewed by external stakeholder’s real time.

Basic Qualifications:

  • US citizenship is required per contract.
  • BS degree and 6 to 10 years of prior relevant experience or Master’s with 4 – 6 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Experience with writing and/or developing test procedures and automated test scripts.
  • Strong, self-motivated desire to learn new tools, frameworks, and techniques.
  • Ability to complete tasking independently with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to work and collaborate effectively within a multi-disciplined engineering team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Agile development principles and methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of continuous integration and delivery methodologies and tools.
  • Experience with automating unit, functional, integration and performance testing of web applications using industry-standard tools such as JUnit, Postman/SoapUI, Cucumber, Selenium, and JMeter.
  • Familiarity with software design patterns.
  • Solid understanding of software development process fundamentals.
  • Experience managing projects within the Atlassian suite of tools (Confluence, JIRA, Bitbucket).
  • Familiarity with basic web technologies (HTML, CSS, XML, REST, JSON).
  • Knowledge of a version control system (e.g., Git).
  • Familiarity with CI/CD processes and tools (Jenkins).
  • Familiarity with multiple operating systems (Windows, LINUX, etc.).
  • Familiarity with SQL and NoSQL databases.

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 $68,900.00 - $124,550.00

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.