Test Engineer Level 2

Location: Annapolis Junction, MD
Date Posted: 03-13-2018 #10605259
Assist with any or all of the Level 1 tasks as constrained by technical training and previous testing experience
Conduct research into and apply knowledge of Government test and evaluation concepts and related engineering, acquisition, and operations activities as needed to support the T&E activities
Plan and Execute Performance Analysis
Assess operational and system performance requirements for testability and criticality to frame and prioritize T&E objectives and enable evaluation planning
Review planned acquisition approaches to support T&E schedule alignment with decision maker needs for T&E support
Coordinate with program Systems Engineering (SE) and review T&E-related SE information to leverage functional analysis, system descriptions, parameter selection and dependencies, Modeling and Simulation, and initial performance risk assessments to inform evaluation planning
Assess operational environments and priorities for evaluation attention and scenario selection, and to coordinate user participation in T&E
Analyze performance risk areas to focus T&E planning
Specify, validate, and adapt Modeling and Simulation for T&E use
Plan program and event level risk-tailored performance estimation and analysis of system and operational Effectiveness and Suitability metrics & conditions; levels of T&E include inspection, demonstration, paper analysis, survey, simulation, and physical test
Apply Statistical Analysis of variations in performance behavior to characterize confidence in performance estimates
Design surveys for evaluation of Subject Matter Expert (SME) input and user assessments of performance
Select, develop, & use analysis tools
Participate in the T&E Working-level Integrated Product Team (WIPT) and/or Integrated Test Team for coordination of evaluation plans
Execute the evaluation plan on data collected by the Testing Tasks
Produce Evaluation Plans (metric framework, scenarios/threads, timelines, requirements/T&E cross-walk), Analysis Plans, Data Requirements, Risk Assessments, Evaluation Reports, Status reports; provide input to Government T&E products (e.g., Technology Readiness Assessments, Test & Evaluation Strategy, Test & Evaluation Master Plan, T&E Plans & Procedures and Test Readiness Reports)
Plan and Execute Performance Data Collection
Plan program and event level testing for collection of data required for analysis and to synch T&E events with supported decision points
Design data sampling schemes to optimize the information/resource balance and to control testing uncertainties
Select, coordinate, and calibrate Instrumentation, collection and data management tools, targets, & facilities
Ensure test readiness including training of test event participants re conduct of the event; equipment readiness, and security, legal, and privacy compliance arrangements
Establish and employ Data & Configuration Management capabilities
Support Data Authentication group functions; and comply with program Discrepancy Reporting criteria and processes
Participate in T&E WIPT and/or Integrated Test Team for coordination of data collection plans
Execute Testing and Data Collection per plan
Produce associated Test Plans, Procedures, and Reports/Briefings, Data Management Plan
Define and provide technical direction and guidance for the Level 1 tasks to the Level 0 and Level 1 TEs assigned to the task
Recommend draft plans and reports from the Level 1 tasks for approval by the task leader
Analyzes system requirements and concept of operations documents, acquisition plans, and system descriptions to develop evaluation and test plans and procedures, prepare for and conduct the data collection and analysis, and report status and results. Supports the development of Government test and evaluation documentation e.g., Test & Evaluation (T&E) Strategy, Test & Evaluation Master Plan, Event Test Plans, Test Readiness Assessments, and T&E Reports. Works with other test organizations to support T&E program integration. Provides specialized T&E capabilities tailored to system functions, level, maturity, and performance area as assigned in the SOW.
Work directly with the Government Client to coordinate task implementation
Maintain knowledge of current and evolving agency, national, and international standards applicable to the system development of interest

Five (5) years experience as a TE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required.
Bachelors degree in Math, Science, Engineering, Statistics, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required.
Four (4) years of additional TE experience may be substituted for a bachelors degree.
Computer Network Operations: Completion of college course or formal training and experience with each of the following: Real-time processing and control, digital signal processing User Interfaces Network protocols and systems Data Flow Networks Speech and Audio including Voice over IP (VoIP) and streaming technologies Network and System Security Signal Collection and Processing Methodologies
Information Technology: Completion of college courses, formal training and /or actual work experience with each of the following: Radio Frequency (RF) signals detection, identification, measurement, collection, and distribution techniques and systems. LINUX Windows
Service Industry: Scripting languages such as PERL, PYTHON, BASH, or TCL
signals processing: Experience with testing signals processing VLF/HF/VHF/UHF Signal Collection Systems such as or similar to GLAIVE; Experience as an operator for signals processing VLF/HF/VHF/UHF Signal Collection Systems such as or similar to GLAIVE; Combined experience with testing and as an operator for signals processing VLF/HF/VHF/UHF Signal Collection Systems such as or similar to GLAIVE

About Avid Technology Professionals 
Avid Technology Professionals, LLC (ATP) is a premiere provider of software and systems engineering, and acquisition program management services for the community. ATP is actively seeking to pursue contract opportunities with other departments and agencies in the federal government, in state governments, and in the commercial sectors. Delivered by seasoned experts in the IT field, ATP solutions adeptly address the IT concerns manifesting in both the federal and commercial sectors.
Employee Benefits
The ATP Employee Benefits package includes:
  • A Supportive and Equitable Working Environment that is both Stimulating and Challenging
  • Competitive Hourly Salary
  • Unique Employee Success Sharing Program that allows ATP employees to Share in Company's Successes
  • Automatic Approved Overtime (as long as contract permits)
  • Retirement Pay (401K); 100% company paid, immediately vested with Profit-Sharing Component
  • Company Medical Coverage Plans - HMO, Open Access, PPO plans
  • Company Dental Plan - widely accepted, comprehensive, and flexible
  • Progressive Overtime Policy
  • Flexible Spending Account benefit
  • Lucrative Referral Bonus Policy
  • Holiday Scheduling that Coincides with Government Holidays
  • Robust Professional Expenses & Training Program
  • Computer Allowance
  • Internet Allowance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
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