Information Technology Test & Evaluation Engineer

Agile Defense

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Requisition #: 209
Job Title: Information Technology Test & Evaluation Engineer
Location: 6910 Cooper Avenue Fort Meade, Maryland 20755
Clearance Level: Active DoD – Top Secret
·       Data Engineering Certification or equivalent to a IBM Data Engineering or Google Certified Professional Certification.
Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Test, Evaluation and Certification II Services (TEC II) contract provides Information Technology/National Security Systems (IT/NSS) T&E support and services that test and evaluate critical strategic and tactical IT/NSS systems and capabilities that support DoD day-to-day operations. JITC is one of DoD’s Operational Test Agency (OTA) who is responsible for testing, evaluating, validating and certification of IT/NSS hardware and software intensive systems, capabilities and products directly supporting DoD’s business and warfighting operations.
The position requires a good understanding of DoD Information Technology and how to conduct integrated T&E of DoD IT/NSS systems and capabilities. The position requires the selected individual to be able to decompose system mandated and critical requirements and develop test and use cases needed to effectively evaluate the System Under Test (SUT) and provide the needed test result information so that key stakeholders can make the right fielding decisions. The candidate will be responsible for integrated Developmental, Operational, Interoperability and Cybersecurity T&E ensuring that data collected during events and activities can be utilized amongst the different test needs. The individual will require above average interpersonal written and verbal skill. Will need to develop a test plan, execute the test, conduct the needed analysis to make Measures of Suitability, Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance determination of the IT/NSS SUT. Must be able to communicate, collaborate and coordinate in a dynamic and changing environment.
·       In support of integrated DoD IT/NSS Developmental, Operational, Interoperability and Cybersecurity T&E efforts, will conduct a multinational partner environment SUT requirements decomposition, test planning, execution, analysis and reporting efforts for all test events. Use appropriate system documentation to perform requirements analysis and make sure sufficient information is known about any new capabilities. Successful planning of integrated OT events will include the following. Must be able to: update and develop a Data Source Matrix (DSM) for each T&E event, develop a formal SUT Risk Assessment (RA), prepare and provide a SUT Test Concept Brief (TCB), create and deliver a SUT Test Plan, create a T&E event Test Readiness Review (TRR) slides, and compile SUT Developmental Evaluation Framework (DEF).
·       Perform T&E execution efforts by assisting in data collection and observe users performing the mission and/or execute operational scenarios; collect, document, and manage all test data in accordance with the JITC OT&E guidance for a Data Management and Analysis Plan (DMAP); leverage instrumentation and automation of data collection and management; hold daily hot washes with the user community to talk about the day’s activities; socialize issues and/or problems encountered; present overall percentages of test objectives completed to date; describe the activities planned for the next day; provide daily Emerging Results Reports (ERRs); and attend actively participate in Data Authentication Group (DAG) events and activities at the end of each SUT test event.
·       Perform Test Reporting by conducting data reduction, analysis, and management in accordance with the SUT Test Plan. Provide a Quick Look Report (QLR) that includes initial and emerging test results and lessons learned. Create and deliver a formal SUT Test Report that includes analyzed data and conclusions, including input from all applicable test events, e.g., Interoperability and Cybersecurity.
·       Conduct SUT documentation reviews by providing in depth technical reviews/comments as they pertain to SUT programmatic documentation, such as Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)/Test and Evaluation Strategy (TES), and Requirement Documentation (i.e. Information Support Plan (ISP), DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) Technical and Architectural Views, and identify the critical SUT requirements and Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) that require needed T&E to ensure DoD customer and stakeholder success.
·       Provides input to staff involved in writing and updating technical documentation.  Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced T&E software, hardware and integrated system engineers, may serve as a technical team or task leader.  Provide consultation on complex projects and be a top-level contributor/specialist; must be expert at problem-solving, identifying risk, and communicating results and recommendations.
·       Data Engineering Certification or equivalent to a IBM Data Engineering or Google Certified Professional Certification.
Education, Background, and Years of Experience
·       Requires a Technical Master’s Degree in a science, technology or mathematics and 7 to 10 years of related software engineering and/or military experience.
·       Data Engineering Certification or equivalent to a IBM Data Engineering or Google Certified Professional Certification.
·       Ability to develop/produce test planning requirements, such as Test Concept Briefs (TCB), developing Data Source Matrix (DSM), Test Plans, Quick Look Reports (QLR) and Final Report Memorandum the clearly articulates the T&E results and findings.
·       Perform integrated Operational and Interoperability data collection during OT&E events IAW customer T&E guides and policies.
·       Understand a SUT Net-Ready Key Performance Parameters (NR KPP) and associated DoDAF technical and architecture views.
·       Demonstrates expertise in a variety of IT/NSS T&E concepts, practices, and procedures.
·       Research, design, develop and/or modify DoD enterprise-wide IT/NSS systems and/or application software T&E activities including planning, collecting data, executing, conducting data analysis and reporting.
·       Develops complex T&E data flows or makes significant enhancements to existing T&E pipelines.
·       Research emerging T&E execution, data collection, analysis and reporting technologies to determine impact on SUT planning and execution.
·       Develops T&E analysis queries and processes large data sets and performs T&E data quality checks.
Preferred Skills
·       Have experience in at least two of the following IT/NSS T&E Domains:
·       Development Test and Evaluation (DT&E)
·       Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E)
·       Interoperability Test and Evaluation (IOP T&E)
·       Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation (CS T&E)
·       Integrated Test and Evaluation (Integrated T&E
·       Excellent organizational, coordination, interpersonal and team building skills.
·       Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish team goals.
·       Should have some experience or familiarity with at least two of the following software IT/NSS T&E methodologies or processes.
·       DevSecOps
·       Web Technologies
·       Software
·       Cybersecurity
·       Hardware
·       Mobility
·       Network
Environmental Conditions
·       Government site with 0%-10% travel possible. Possible off-hours work to support releases and outages. General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are not hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.
Strength Demands
Physical Requirements
·       Stand or Sit; Repetitive Motion; Use Hands / Fingers to Handle or Feel; See; Push or Pull
Employees of Agile Defense are our number one priority, and the importance we place on our culture here is fundamental. Our culture is alive and evolving, but it always stays true to its roots. Here, you are valued as a family member, and we believe that we can accomplish great things together. Agile Defense has been highly successful in the past few years due to our employees and the culture we create together. What makes us Agile? We call it the 6Hs, the values that define our culture and guide everything we do. Together, these values infuse vibrancy, integrity, and a tireless work ethic into advancing the most important national security and critical civilian missions. It’s how we show up every day. It’s who we are.
Happy – Be Infectious.
Happiness multiplies and creates a positive and
connected environment where motivation and
satisfaction have an outsized effect on
everything we do.
Helpful – Be Supportive.
Being helpful is the foundation of teamwork,
resulting in a supportive atmosphere where
collaboration flourishes, and collective success
is celebrated.
Honest – Be Trustworthy.
Honesty serves as our compass, ensuring
transparent communication and ethical
conduct, essential to who we are and the
complex domains we support.
Humble – Be Grounded.
Success is not achieved alone, humility ensures
a culture of mutual respect, encouraging open
communication, and a willingness to learn from
one another and take on any task.
Hungry – Be Eager.
Our hunger for excellence drives an insatiable
appetite for innovation and continuous
improvement, propelling us forward in the face
of new and unprecedented challenges.
Hustle – Be Driven.
Hustle is reflected in our relentless work ethic,
where we are each committed to going above
and beyond to advance the mission and
achieve success.
These Core Values are present in all our employees and our organization’s aspects. Learn more about us and our culture by visiting us here.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
Agile Defense is subject to federal vaccine mandates or other customer/facility vaccination requirements as a federal contractor. As such, to protect its employees’ health and safety and comply with customer requirements, Agile Defense may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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