Software Test Engineer IV

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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

DiversityWorking VA

Company
DiversityWorking
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
7284774
AJE Ref #
576150850
Location
VA
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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15023121
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United States\-Virginia\-McLean
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* Relocation Assistance:
No relocation assistance available
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* Northrop Grumman Information Systems sector seeks a Software Test Engineer 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals\. This position will be located in McLean, VA\.Put your years of knowledge into a future of excellence\. The qualified applicant will join our Northrop Grumman's AWIPS Team\. AWIPS is a system of systems for processing, display, and telecommunications used by the National Weather Services \(NWS\)\. AWIPS ingests and integrates meteorological, hydrological, satellite, radar data, and it processes and distributes the data to Weather Forecast Offices, River Forecast Centers, and National Centers\. Weather forecasters use AWIPS to make weather, water, and climate predictions and to issue advisories, watches, and warnings\.AWIPS is used operationally by NWS forecasters and hydrologists 24 hours a day, 365 days a year\.Roles and Responsibilities:
1\) Develop test plans, procedures, installation scripts, and tools for testing of software and any new hardware2\) Perform hardware and software integration and testing on AWIPS test beds \(Alpha functionality testing\)3\) Perform Discrepancy Reports \(DRs\) validation testing and regression testing, as necessary4\) Support the Systems Engineering process to ensure that new requirements are testable5\) Maintain system acceptance test procedures as new capabilities/enhancements are added to the software baseline6\) Develop scripts for testing memory leaks in support of software performance testing activities7\) Execute load and stability testing to analyze Release\-to\-Release performance8\) Perform Security Integrity Testing, as required9\) Verify and validate hardware FMKs \(includes installation procedures and release notes\)10\) Develop Installation Procedures, Release Notes, and updates to System Documentation for each software release11\) Provide recommendations for NCF Monitoring based on test bed operations12\) Provide technical leadership and troubleshooting support in resolving issues reported by NWS field sites through NCF trouble tickets in coordination with our Deployment team, as required13\) Support development of Release Plans defining schedules and content of each software and hardware release14\) Support evolution of testing strategy as AWIPS architecture changesAdditional Test Bed support responsibilities may include:
1\) Maintain operating system and COTS/FOSS baseline configuration2\) Install, integrate, and test COTS/FOSS software3\) Maintain AWIPS software/hardware baseline configurations of all test beds4\) Develop scripts for testing memory leaks in support of software performance testing activities5\) Perform system and database administration and performance tuning tasks, as required6\) Identify and resolve software configuration issues for software under testBasic Qualifications:
- Bachelors in Science in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or related field- Minimum 9 years of experience in designing, developing, and implementing testing methodologies- Minimum of 7 years of work experience in operational weather services or supporting the National Weather Service \(NWS\)- Must have strong, hands\-on experience with UNIX and/or Linux operating system- Must have strong understanding of program and system/software development life cycle models- Experience in a technical team lead role, including understanding of and training in system test planning- Experience software/hardware testing to include developing and implementing test plans, test procedures, and test reports- Experience in formal system/hardware/software testing of mission critical systems- Ability to work multiple competing priorities- Work well as both an individual contributor and as part of an integrated team where adherence to project conventions are highly valued- Demonstrated ability to communicate with different levels of employees \(managers, supervisors and team members\)- Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills- Possess strong work ethic- U\.S\. citizenship and ability to pass a Government background check is requiredPreferred Qualifications:
- Background in meteorology and/or meteorological systems- Experience with AWIPS software or other NOAA software projects- Experience with issue tracking and revision control \(specifically Redmine, Git and/or Subversion\)- Experience with testing of Java, C/C , Unix/Linux scripting, XML, SWT software- Experience with testing of Python, SQL/Postgres, Hibernate, J2EE, EJB, Perl, Tcl/Tk, Web Services, Junit, Javascript, Fortran- Familiar with RCP Framework, Eclipse/IDE, JMS/QPID, Camel Spring, Thrift, JAXB- Experience working within Agile development teams- Working knowledge of automated testing and test script development using QF\-Test- Experience finding memory/performance issues \(e\.g\., use of memory management tools such as Jconsole or Eclipse memory analysis tool\)- Dedicated to delivering strong, customer\-focused performance in a mission\-critical environmentNorthrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action\-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\.CIVILED AWIPS
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