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Tester Level 2

Columbia, MD
 Company Description

Synergy ECP is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business SD(VOSB) that was formed in July 2007 with Headquarters in Columbia, MD and is made up of talented, dedicated staff to provide a broad range of services to the defense, intelligence and health care industries.

In an ultra-competitive environment, Synergy ECP has thrived by adhering to our name, making sure excellence is displayed by our Employees, to our Customers and by Improving Performance (ECP).

It’s what sets us apart, enabling us to be an autonomous yet agile business that delivers huge results - showing we’re ready to meet our customers’ evolving demands.

Synergy ECP has earned a client list that includes numerous Fortune 100 companies, in addition to multiple branches of the US government and military services.

Synergy ECP is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.


Clearance Required: TS/SCI 

Other Requirements: U.S. Citizenship 

Description: Tester-2 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., Text & 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 areas.
 
The Level 2 Test Engineer (TE) shall possess the following capabilities:
  • 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
  • Analyze performance risk areas to focus T&E planning
  • 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, and use analysis tools
  • Execute the evaluation plan on data collected by Testing Tasks
  • Plan and Execute Performance Data Collection
  • Plan program and event level testing for collection of data required for analysis and to sync T&E events with supported decision points
  • Establish and employ Data and Configuration Management capabilities
  • Support Data Authentication group functions; and comply with program Discrepancy Reporting criteria and processes
  • Assess operation and system performance requirements for testability and criticality to fram 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, and 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
  • Execute Testing and Data Collection per plan
  • Produce associated Test Plans, Procedures, and reports/Briefings, Data management Plan
  • 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
 
Qualifications:  Five (5) years experience as a TE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required. Bachelor’s degree in Math, Science, Engineering, Statistics, Engineering Management, or related discipline form an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional TE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
 
Task Required Skills/Experience:
  • Demonstrated experience as a software tester in a Linux environment
  • Demonstrated support executing test procedures during a test cycle
  • Demonstrated experience generating test plans, procedures, and reports for software releases
 

 
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