KEYW Corporation

  • Test Engineer

    Job Locations 7 days ago(11/9/2018 3:20 PM)
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    Information Technology
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    US-AZ-Sierra Vista
    Job Locations
    US-AZ-Sierra Vista
  • Overview

    Join our DCGS-A engineering and sustainment services DCGS-A DE-SS team responsible for the development, modification and support of mission-critical secure cross-domain systems and applications. The DCGS-A Fixed sustainment software development team designs, codes and modifies robust, secure, high-availability software and systems of systems to handle DoD intelligence data presentation needs as specified by user requirements and DoD regulations.


    As a DE-SS test engineer, you will work individually and as part of a team to design and comprehensively execute tests related to current and future versions of cross domain systems and software, and the documentation supporting them. Specifically, you will:

    • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to plan the translation of software requirements into test cases validating their successful implementation in software development
    • Completely install and configure supported systems and their network connectivity as part of the testing process, and as preparation for testing of the running systems
    • Operate supported systems with a level of proficiency sufficient for the timely execution of test strategies
    • Utilize subject matter expertise to seek out software, configuration and documentation defects not previously anticipated or captured in formal test plans
    • Execute formal and informal tests with objectivity and strict attention to detail
    • Accurately record the results of tests, clearly communicate the findings by verbal and written means to multiple levels of stakeholders, and assist in the analysis of causes and solutions
    • Assist software developers on the team with testing activities tailored to troubleshoot and debug code actively under development
    • Comply with ISD PPSS Lifecycle requirements for software baseline handoffs to configuration management, integration and independent testing
    • Test third party and in-house developed software utilities used in support of Sustainment activities
    • Perform troubleshooting activities such as problem validation and error replication to assist in the resolution of issues reported by end users
    • Test and quantify hardware, system and software performance across multiple metrics




    • A bachelor's degree specifically in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or other Engineering or Technical discipline and 4 years of professional work experience is required
    • At least 2 years’ experience in UNIX / Linux administration (preferably Solaris and Red Hat), including activities such as operating system installation, configuration and patching, and application installation and configuration
    • Use of industry standard tools for creating professional documentation (e.g., MS Word, Excel)
    • Experience with performance profiling of systems, applications and functions in terms of multiple metrics (e.g. memory, storage and CPU utilization, time)
    • Understanding of networking technologies
    • Must be self-starter, willing to take complete ownership of complex technical problems
    • Should be able to think clearly and articulate with appropriate level of abstraction his/her thought process on complex technological issues
    • DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 certified--baseline security certification (e.g. CompTIA Security+ CE) and technical computing environment training or certification (e.g. Server+) prior to start of work
    • Secret Clearance Required. TS/SCI Eligibility needed based on final work assignment

    Preferred Qualifications

    • At least 2 years’ experience with DE-SS, DE-AA, or another DCGS-A family system
    • At least 2 years software development experience in UNIX / Linux shell scripting languages (e.g. Bash, csh, ksh, Perl, Tcl)
    • Experience in UNIX / Linux coding (preferably Solaris and Red Hat), including compiled languages such as Java and C, and object-oriented methodologies
    • Experience with PL/SQL database administration
    • Experience developing utilities in a MS Windows environment
    • Experience developing automated testing mechanisms
    • Experience in security hardening of operating systems and networked communications
    • Demonstrated ability to utilize virtualization technologies (preferably VMware) in a development and testing environment
    • Knowledge of DoD messaging and classification markings

    About the Organization

    KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities' toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge more than 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism.


    KeyW, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, encourages and actively supports a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and commits to provide equal opportunity to each individual, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classifications protected by Federal, State or local law. In fact, we foster an environment that promotes diversity, balance and fun—because we believe in the importance of having a workplace as unique as the challenges we solve.


    Clearance Requirement: This position requires a Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation. TS/SCI Eligibility needed based on final work assignment.


    KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.


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    Recruiting Point of Contact:

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