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DP - Test Engineer

Test Engineer

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Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Job Description:

Zavda was founded in 2006 and is a SDB certified, Service Disabled Veteran owned, and Woman owned small business that offers leading IT management, Intel, and Cyber opportunities in both the private and public sector. Zavda is looking for a Test Engineer to join the team to 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.


·         Assist with any or all 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

·         Review planned acquisition approaches to support T&E schedule alignment with decision maker needs for T&E support (U) Analyze performance risk areas to focus T&E planning (U) Specify, validate, and adapt Modeling and Simulation for T&E use

·         Apply Statistical Analysis of variations in performance behavior to characterize confidence in performance estimates

·         Select, develop, & use analysis tools

·         Execute the evaluation plan on data collected by the Testing Tasks

·         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

·         Establish and employ Data & Configuration Management capabilities

·         Support Data Authentication group functions; and comply with program Discrepancy Reporting criteria and processes

·         Assess operational and system performance requirements for testability and criticality to frame and prioritize T&E objectives and enable evaluation planning

·         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

·         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

·         Design surveys for evaluation of Subject Matter Expert (SME) input and user assessments of performance

·         Participate in the T&E Working-level Integrated Product Team (WIPT) and/or Integrated Test Team for coordination of evaluation plans

·         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)

·         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

·         Participate in T&E WIPT and/or Integrated Test Team for coordination of data collection plans (U) 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

·         Work directly with the Government sponsor to coordinate task implementation

·         Maintain knowledge of current and evolving agency, national, and international standards applicable to the system development of interest

5+years’ experience in Test Engineer programs with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering Management or related discipline. (4 years of additional experience may be substituted for bachelors degree)

Job Location:

Fort Meade, MD

Zavda is a small business and an equal opportunity employer- Veteran/Female/Minorities/Individual with Disabilities.  With Zavda you have the opportunity to provide dependable solutions and support that with benefit the national security missions.  Zavda prides itself to providing continual professional growth and success for the Zavda Team.

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