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Software Test Engineer

CSEngineering - Silver Spring, MD

Software Test Engineer

**Immediate Opening**

CSE is looking for a highly motivated and talented Software Test Engineer to join our growing team! This position will provide software test engineering support to AWIPS Evolution (AE) and Mission Assurance (MA) areas, in the National Weather Service.


CSEngineering was founded in 2002 with the mission of being the best engineering and services firm in our industry while achieving the highest level of client satisfaction. CSEngineering has significant past performance with satellite systems, weapons and missile systems, naval architecture and engineering, aviation systems, and IT and Enterprise Architecture. We have come a long way since we were founded and now also provide services with focuses on logistics, item management, administration, equipment specialization, program management, configuration management, financial management, LAN operations, information technology and maintenance, development and operation of missile system laboratories, the operation of data collection systems, database, and information management support, and demilitarization processes. We could not achieve this without the dedication of our employees to their work and the clients we serve. CSEngineering truly values its people, wants them to love their jobs, and to build their careers with us. We are forever dissatisfied with status quo and are always looking for a better way to do things, not so much out of competitiveness, but out of a desire to simply be THE BEST and to lead our industry.


The Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service's (NOAA/NWS) weather forecasting data and display toolkit. AWIPS ingests and analyzes data, creates useful visualizations and distributes time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings. AWIPS enables forecasters to make weather predictions that can ultimately save lives. It is a complex network of systems that ingest and integrate meteorological, hydrological, satellite and radar data.


The Software Test Engineer will work as a software tester, as part of a larger team, supporting the critical system used by the National Weather Service to successfully achieve their mission on a daily basis of protecting lives and property.As the AWIPS Test Engineer, you will interface with the whole SDLC team and ensure the quality of the release delivered to the customer. The candidate should have experience and knowledge with software testing, the ability to think critically and a proven track record of responsible task ownership and reliable execution.

The candidate will:

  • Execute and track statuses of tests throughout the life cycle of a release.
  • Participate in Agile scrum teams, which include cross-functional members of the team.
  • Collaborate with our NWS partners on system functionality as it pertains to requirements of the system.
  • Maintain the test suite, both automated and manual test cases.
  • Assist with investigations into issues reported in production for root cause isolation.


Security Clearance: Public Trust

  • Four (4) or more years directly related to software testing.
  • Bachelor of Science, BS in a Math, Science or Engineering related field
    • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. (Please include your GPA on your resume.)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in the English language.
  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a Public Trust - candidate must be able to pass a National Agency Check (NAC).


  • Experience with Test-Driven-Development (TDD)
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript, Python and Bash Scripting.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of a Linux OS.
  • Demonstrated personal ownership of job responsibilities.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to correlate disparate data sources to identify systemic trends.
  • Working knowledge, at a minimum, of the following: Redmine workflow management tool; Remedy Service management application; GIT distributed version-control system Command Line Interface (not GIT Hub web UI); Gerrit code collaboration tool, Jenkins automation server; SonarQube; QF-Test)
  • Understanding of SAFe principles, especially with regards to test approach.
  • Understanding of testing principles and tools.
  • Background in weather or weather-based systems,

Location: Silver Spring, MD 

CSE offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life, disability, 401k, and paid time off.

CSE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

Posted On: Monday, June 15, 2020

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