Software Development Engineer in Test in Colorado Springs, CO at Parsons

Date Posted: 11/22/2019

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Job Description

Polaris Alpha, a Parsons Company, has emerged as a leader in the development of cutting-edge solutions for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Our tremendous success can be attributed to our people, our priorities, and our cutting-edge solutions. We hire the best, we make them a priority and we never lose focus on the mission. It’s why we’re here. We have built this cultural legacy by working closely with analysts and operators to understand their needs and delivering meaningful value through innovative, cost effective and intuitive software solutions.

Our Space Operations Directorate is passionate about making America the undisputed leader in Space because we understand that ensuring our nation’s security for future generations depends on it. Polaris creates game changing space solutions by teaming highly respected subject matter experts with brilliant technologists. Are you an experienced SDET looking for an opportunity to grow your skill set? Do you want to be part of a team that is helping the government solve major national security challenges in the space domain? We need your help.

Our team is looking for an experienced SDET with an enterprise Software background who can work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. In this position, you will work with a small team supporting the development of the Air Force’s Astrodynamics Standards to conceive and implement a test framework comprised of both manual and automated test solutions that will maintain their overall quality and reliability.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and develop functional, operational and system test framework for astrodynamics standards interfaces, algorithms, applications, and functions
  • Collaborate with Astro Standards developers and users to troubleshoot and diagnose issues leading to improved software resiliency
  • Become familiar with Astro Standards applications inputs, processes, outputs and operational uses
  • Use and expand upon existing API test automation framework
  • Design and write software in a functional style combined with object-oriented techniques
  • Work with users and developers to identify, analyze, troubleshoot and document defects
  • Participate in test planning, project status meetings and reviews
  • Demonstrate good attention to detail

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a technical discipline. Relevant experience may be accepted in place of degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of automated testing experience
  • Experience creating automated test framework
  • Extensive experience with Java
  • Knowledge of SDLC and software development best practices
  • Experience with Functional, Operational, Regression, Integration and Performance Testing
  • Experience writing test plans, test scenarios, test cases, execution of test cases and documentation and interpretation of test results
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical personnel
  • Eligible to obtain a Department of Defense Secret security clearance which requires US citizenship

Desired Skills

  • Astrodynamics, orbital mechanics, space operations knowledge and experience
  • Experience testing API, SOAP and REST web services (XML to include WSDL, XSD, and XPath/XQuery)
  • Experience with Linux and Windows (Shared Objects and DLLs)
  • Experience in Verification and Validation
  • Experience with SQL commands and queries
  • Experience with scripting languages (e.g. Groovy, Python, DOS, PowerShell, JavaScript, BASH)
  • Experience working in an Agile Software Development environment using the Scrum methodology
  • Experience with C, C++, C#, Java, Fortran, Python, MATLAB,
  • Previous experience with Jenkins, Kubernetes/Docker Swarm, Docker, and Git
  • Security+ Certification
  • Existing S or TS security clearance with DCID eligibility

Must be eligible to obtain and maintain, or currently possess Secret clearance.

Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.