Experienced Systems/Software Test Engineer Job
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Fairview Heights, IL 62208, US
Engineering & Technology
Job Description How would you like to be part of an integrated, high performing team that contributes to the safety and security of our nation every day? At BAE Systems, you will have the opportunity to work with dedicated and skilled engineers and our customers to deploy and provide operational support of the applications that the USAF relies upon every day to fulfill its mission requirements to support our warfighters and protect our interests at home and abroad. With our robust offering of educational and career development opportunities, your chances to grow are limitless.
BAE Systems is looking for an experienced Systems Test Engineer to support the development and delivery of world class mission planning capabilities. The program is developing tomorrow’s technology to enable cutting-edge mission planning for our war fighters. As a part of the team you will be responsible for developing and executing comprehensive test cases to verify and validate the features and functionality of flight planning software on the Mobility Air Force Flight Planning Services (MAFPS) program. A strong desire to build efficiency into the testing process while ensuring bug free software is a must. The team will leverage proven testing products and techniques to thoroughly test the MAFPS applications prior to deployment to operations.
MAFPS incorporates mission, platform, navigation, airspace, weather and other aeronautical data from authoritative sources to generate and visualize 4-D optimized flight plans that adhere to complex global airspace business rules to support the USAF’s Air Mobility Command’s (AMC) 618th Air Operations Center (AOC) daily worldwide airspace operations. MAFPS is integrated within the US Air Force network and operates 24/7/365. These positions are located in Fairview Heights, IL with local travel occasionally required to the MAFPS primary customer site at Scott AFB, IL.
The primary tasks include the development of software test plans, test procedures, creating test data, evaluating result accuracy, as well as test execution and reporting of all test results for all required test activities. The qualified candidate will also be responsible for developing manual test cases and contributing to the implementation of automated regression testing to support DevOps/CI processes. Assigned tasks may also include the development of user stories, backlog prioritization and management, technical documentation, sprint planning and customer engagement. Close interaction with other engineers within and across the scrum teams is required to achieve program objectives. This position may require infrequent business travel to customer locations in support of product demonstrations, test activities and customer meetings.Required Education, Experience, & Skills Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Systems or Software Engineering or a related field. Equivalent professional or military experience will be considered
- 6+ years’ experience in Systems Test, Systems Engineering or related disciplines
- Ability to perform requirements identification, analysis, documentation, and tracking
- Software installation, integration, checkout and manual testing skills
- Ability to participate in analyzing customer needs, and identifying user stories and technical tasks to achieve various Agile objectives and iterative development schedules
- Ability to use statistical analysis methods and tools
- Ability to work with customers in a dynamic environment
- Ability to develop improved methods to increase program efficiency
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Preferred Skills and Education:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering or related discipline or equivalent experience
- Experience in flight planning and mission management to include familiarity with domestic and foreign aviation rules, regulations and data (e.g. DAFIF, FLIP, NOTAMS, weather, etc.)
- Knowledge of USAF AMC mission objectives and operations
- Agile Systems Engineering related experience
- Proficiency with Agile management tools (e.g., Jira, etc.)
- Familiarity with configuration management tools (e.g. Git, Bitbucket, etc.)
- Test automation experience using tools such as TestComplete, Selenium, Eggplant, etc. or sufficient test scripting skills in a common scripting language such as Perl, Ruby or Python
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.
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