CODIS Senior Test Engineer

LE/IC Quantico, Virginia Stafford, Virginia


Description

***This is a contingent opportunity*** 
 
SNA International, LLC (SNA), a vibrant, growing company based in Alexandria, VA, is a world leader in forensics, biometrics, and identity intelligence services. SNA's staff support high visibility forensic human identification operations, including staffing some of the US's largest federal forensic laboratories. 

SNA International is hiring an experienced CODIS Test Engineer to support SNA and our government customerProvide support at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, VA, and at designated locations within the Washington DC Metro area, including the development contractor’s location (currently Stafford, VA) and the operations contractor location (currently Stafford, VA). 

The position requirements are as follows:  

  • Working with a verification and validation (V&V) team of software testers for this project. 
  • Working with the CODIS Software Development Team for system functionality, logic, and clarification. 
  • Conduct Government Acceptance Testing (GAT) and support User Acceptance Testing (UAT), as appropriate.  
  • The position(s) will be responsible for learning and testing a complex, multi-tiered software application.  
  • Attempt to reproduce defects reported by end-users.  
  • Work experience beyond basic test procedure/script execution is essential; ability to implement likely end-user interactions and system testing examinations/experimentation based upon program functionality and expected functionality.  
  • All software testing will be performed manually and on-site. Alternative work schedules and telework will be permitted on a case-by-case basis.  
  • Automated testing in GAT is not being utilized at this time, but software tester automated testing experience is a plus as automated testing will eventually be used in GAT.  
  • Develop innovative processes, procedures, and techniques to challenge the functionality of the software.
  • Ensure that the developed software is fully functional and ready for end-user interface and operations.  
  • Directly supports the CODIS PM. 
  • Conduct and support GAT on delivered software builds Support UAT Create, define, and explain solutions to problems encountered during the GAT process. 
  • Be willing to accept responsibility and accountability as the PM and or COR delegate it throughout the GAT process. 

Other duties for this position are as follows 

  • Additional duty/responsibility, serve as the task lead to liaison with the COR and the Tester PM.  
  • Works with Development Team to understand requirements and report possible conflicts and resolutions.  
  • Identifies system anomalies and diagnoses possible causes.  
  • Review and provide feedback on contract (operations, maintenance, and development) document deliverables 

Work Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Must possess five (5) years of experience as a software test engineer on complex multi-tiered software such as CODIS to include the following: 
  • Creation of formal software test procedures/scripts  
  • Development of test data to be used in formal software test procedures/scripts  
  • Peer review of software test scripts  
  • Manual execution of formal software test scripts  
  • Documentation of testing results  
  • Identification and reporting of software bugs  
  • An alternative to the five (5) years of experience can be experienced as a software test engineer on complex multi-tiered software such as CODIS.  
  • Must possess an active Top Secret (TS) Security Clearance.
  • Must be willing to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.
  • Must display ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing; specifically, be able to convey complex coding and system interface challenges in plain English and in a way that a non-testing expert can understand.  
  • Demonstrate ability to be a problem solver.  
  • Demonstrate the ability to be a team player with all CODIS staff and current and future CODIS contactors.  
  • Demonstrated ability to develop test plans and procedures and develop innovative ways to test software and end-user interfaces.  
  • Demonstrated experience supporting testing scenarios of system functionality. 


Preferred Skills and Experience
: 

  • Possess an IT bachelor’s degree. 
  • Recent (within the last three years) work experience on a project designated as Agile; specifically, being experienced with agile project management approaches within federally contracted efforts.
  • Recent (within the last three years) work in Government Acceptance Testing (GAT). 
  • Recent (within the last three years) work experience using Microsoft Test Manager. 
  • Recent (within the last three years) work experience using Microsoft Team Foundation Server. 
  • Recent (within the last three years) work experience using Microsoft Access. 
  • Recent (within the last three years) work experience with VMware or similar software applications. 
  • Recent (within the last three years) work experience with automated testing. 
  • Experience with systems engineering as it relates to the set up and maintenance of testing environments.
  • Ability to use tools in establishing automated testing scenarios. 
  • Ability to function and perform duties in a team environment. 
  • Ability to meet project-defined or designated deadlines. 
  • Willingness to partake in annual travel (Continental US), 1-week per year. 
  • Directly supports the CODIS PM. 
  • Conduct and support GAT on delivered software builds Support UAT Create, define, and explain solutions to problems encountered during the GAT process. 
  • Be willing to accept responsibility and accountability as it is delegated by the PM and or COR throughout the GAT process. 

Working Environment & Conditions 

This job operates in a professional office environment and has a noise level of mostly low to moderate.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.  

This position is primarily indoors, consistent with a standard office position, and has a low to moderate noise level. The incumbent is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The workload may require the incumbent to sit for extended periods of time. The incumbent must be able to read, do simple math calculations and withstand moderate amounts of stress. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. The job's specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

TO APPLY: 

Please submit your resume and a cover letter that outlines why you should be considered for this position and position level.  
 
No phone calls, please. 
 
SNA International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.