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Senior Software Test Engineer


Software Engineer


Fort Meade, Maryland, United States


Looking for an opportunity to make an impact? Your search ends here!

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. Our corporate vision is to be the global leader in the development and application of technology to solve our customers' most vexing challenges.

The Digital Modernization Sector brings together our digital transformation and IT programs, allowing us to better serve our customers through scale and repeatability.

We need results-oriented Senior Test Engineer to join the Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) Enterprise Center’s (NEC) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Division at Fort Meade, MD.

This isn't just any job. The SE&I Division is the front runner for enterprise-level systems engineering and architecture, and as the technical authority for the Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications within the Department of Defense. Our customer, led by the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), applies subject matter expertise and best practices to translate mission and operational requirements into solutions and operational capabilities. In this role, you will ensure the successful completion of test and evaluation events involving critical high assurance communication systems. This role is crucial to ensuring national leaders have assured communications in both peacetime and wartime. The position encompasses responsibilities from effective communication with stakeholders to supporting developmental and operational test planning and execution. You will work closely with our customers to develop and facilitate execution of detailed test plans. You will also develop and maintain custom software used for data collection and analysis. Additional responsibilities involve maintaining the secure configuration of data collection and analysis laptop computers, and for authoring inputs for recurring program management reports, such as Weekly and Monthly Status Reports.

This is your chance to be a part of something significant. Join our team and become part of the solution, apply today!

What will you do in this role?

  • Work with a small test team to accomplish technical assessments of high-assurance systems.

  • Develop and execute test plans in collaboration with the customer’s assigned government lead.

  • Execute test events in both laboratory and operational environments.

  • Maintain and upgrade a suite of existing hardware and software test and data analysis tools.

  • Document data analysis results and recommendations.

Maintain the secure configuration of laptop computers supporting test activities.

  • Collaborate with the Performance and Testing Section Chief and Digital Engineering Team to implement data standards and migrate test data to a new Oracle-based repository.

These qualifications are required:

  • Current Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance.

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science or an educational equivalent (e.g., Bachelor’s Degree + military training/experience).

  • 10 years’ experience in the following:

o Test and Evaluation of networked hardware and/or software-based systems.
o Test planning and procedure development and documentation.
o Digital test data collection, analysis and results documentation.

  • Currently hold one or more applicable practitioner certifications, including Red Hat Certified System Administrator, Network+ and Security+ (or willingness and ability to complete Security+ within six months of hire).

  • Practitioner-level understanding of networking (e.g., IP, TCP, UDP, etc.) and network troubleshooting techniques.

  • Experience with network data collection and testing tools, and analysis techniques, including:

o Sniffing and packet capture using Wireshark.
o Network traffic generation using wget, iPerf, ping, etc.
o Parsing of PCap files.

  • Practitioner-level ability to configure and operate Linux-based systems.

  • Strong Python programming/scripting skills, including practical use of CherryPy, Matplotlib and Pandas.

  • HTML and JavaScript development skills.

  • Experience with SQL databases.

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic environment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to create and deliver presentations.

  • Experience using collaboration tools (e.g., Microsoft Teams).

  • Competency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (e.g., Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

These qualifications are preferred:

  • Oracle database structure and maintenance experience.

  • Understanding of Cloud storage (e.g., AWS), including cloud storage architecture and security.

  • Storage server setup, configuration and maintenance.

  • Understanding of/and prior work with VOIP systems, codecs and transmission standards.

  • Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3), National Leadership Command Capability (NLCC) or Senior Leader Command, Control and Communications System (SLC3S) knowledge or direct background.

  • Prior work with Nuclear C3 community stakeholders such as Air Force, Navy, NC3 Enterprise Center (NEC), USSTRATCOM, USCYBERCOM, the Joint Staff, and OSD.

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 $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

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.