Test and Evaluation Support (Engineer)

Job Locations US-OH-Dayton / Wright-Patterson AFB
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/1/2024 10:26 AM)
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Test and Evaluation Support Engineer


Be the Difference


Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for a Test and Evaluation Engineer located a in Kettering, OH (Dayton/WPAFB area) to support our EPASS GB contract. Within the AFLCMC/GB Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate (BES) the Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System (DEAMS) is an accounting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution based on the Oracle e-Business Suite (EBS), for the USAF and the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) as established by the Assistant Secretary of the AF, Financial Management and Comptroller (SAF/FM). DEAMS provides accurate and timely financial information using standardized business rules and processes and complies with existing laws, regulations and policies. DEAMS is a long-term solution toward sustaining audit readiness and correcting financial reporting weaknesses.  The Program and Functional Management Offices reside at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio.


The successful candidate will be able to provide Test and Evaluation (T&E) support for product lines, capability delivery teams, and development and delivery of BES Test Services. These shall be accomplished in accordance with DoD, AF, AFMC, AFLCMC, BES, product line, and/or capability delivery team, Acquisition and T&E policy, guidance processes and procedures, and standard tools and services. Key policy and guidance includes, but is not limited to, AFI 99-103, Capabilities Based Test and Evaluation and related policy and guidance. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare, coordinate review and approval, and manage execution oftest strategy, concepts, methodology, plans, processes and procedures;

  • Provide T&E-related expertise in various DoD Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF) and System/Software Development Life Cycles (SDLCs); advise, advocate, and/or incorporate; optimal combinations within test strategies, plans, policy & guidance, and/or procedures

  • Apply Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques (STAT) and Design of Experiments (DoE) methods;

  • Provide support to plan, implement, and execute test automation leveraging DevSecOps;

  • Manage and support test execution, data gathering. data reduction and analysis, and reporting;

  • Review, analyze, report, and recommend updates to Key Performance Indicators (KPis), Critical Technical Parameters (CTPs), and/or measures (of effectiveness, suitability, performance, and survivability);

  • Support implementation and management of system/software quality reporting, e.g., cumulative tracking and management of software problem reports and/or defects;

  • Support capability delivery team Integrated Test Team (ITT) formation, organization, and operations;

  • Independently prepare (or advise others in the preparation of) test criteria, computation/analyses, specifications, cost estimates, and technical reports;

  • Select and apply T&E techniques and procedures to analyze and evaluate specific problems, data, or other features of the work which are broad in scope and complexity;

  • Review and evaluate the quantity, quality, and overall adequacy of results and conclusions drawn from accomplishment of T&E tasks;

  • Devise new and innovative approaches to problems encountered, and accomplish assigned tasks with efficiency, timeliness, and thoroughness;

  • Evaluate the configuration, capability, and operational relevance of test environments and ensure they are properly available for the thorough testing of software releases, e.g., fault insertion/fault identification;

  • Prepare T&E segments of Acquisition documentation;

  • Support T&E-related certification test activities, e.g., Joint Interoperability Test Center (JITC);

  • Support T&E-related audit and/or inspection activities;

  • Provide and/or support T&E-related training required to execute test activities;

  • Support planning, execution, and reporting of Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation (CSTE)

  • Support FCAs/PCAs;

  • Support review and recommendations for higher-level DoD, AF, AFMC, AFLCMC, and BES T&E related policy, guidance, processes, and procedures;

  • Participate in DoD and/or AF T&E-related summits, conferences, and/or meetings to deliver or receive presentations on T&E project/program status, accomplishments, challenges encountered and/or lessons learned, support requirements, technical developments, program changes, and the interpretation and advocacy of program and project objectives relative to T&E; and/or,

  • Provide test report support services by way of the documentation of test events and shall conduct technical reviews of engineering documentation (CORL A003) associated with T&E that includes but is not limited to:

    • Engineering drawings

    • Specifications

    • Technical reports

    • Design documentation

    • Diagrams

    • Test reports

Job Requirements

The successful candidate possesses and demonstrates the advanced knowledge, experience and recognized ability to be considered an expert in the software test field, possess the ability to perform tasks and oversee the efforts of junior and mid-level personnel within the software test discipline. Possesses a comprehensive understanding and ability to apply associated standards, procedures and practices in the software test field.

  • Extensive knowledge and proficiency with software testing management and best practices

  • Familiarity with AFI 99-103 for Capabilities-Based Test and Evaluation

  • General working knowledge of DoD Acquisition policy, specifically DoDI 5000.75 (knowledge and understanding of DoDI 5000.02 is also applicable)

  • Experience with the implementation of new IT/Business System technologies to include but not limited to Cloud Infrastructure and Enterprise Resource and Planning (ERP) systems

  • Experience with manual script-driven software testing

  • Experience with automated software testing

  • Experience in an IT system Program Management Office

  • Working knowledge of the Agile Development Methodology (Specifically SAFe)

  • Working knowledge of DevSecOps

  • Experience with Design of Experiments methods and concepts

  • Highly proficient with computers and software applications to include but not limited to:(Required unless otherwise specified)

    • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Access and Project

    • Atlassian Jira and Confluence

    • Atlassian Zephyr Squad Test Management for Jira – Highly Desired

    • Oracle Application Test Suite (OATS) – Highly Desired

    • Bitbucket and Jenkins – Desired

  • Exceptional attention to detail, highly organized and able to multi-task

  • Impeccable verbal and written communication skills

  • Coding experience and a working knowledge of the software development lifecycle – Desired



Advanced Degree (MA/MS) or Doctorate from an ABET accredited program in Computer Science, Information Technology or other Engineering Discipline and 10 years of experience, 5 of which must be in the DoD, or

BA/BS Degree from an ABET accredited program in Computer Science, Information Technology or other Engineering Discipline and 12 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 5 of which must be in the DoD, or,

15 years of directly related experience with proper certifications, 8 of which must be in the DoD.


  • CompTIA Security+ CE – Not Required

  • Industry recognized certification in Software Testing (gx: ASTQB CTFL) – Desired

  • Certified SCRUM Master -Desired

  • Other Agile Certifications - Desired


U.S. Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Job Type: Regular Full-time

Security Clearance: T3/Secret

Schedule: 40 Hrs/week

Work Location:  Kettering; WPAFB, OH

Travel: 0-10%

Relocation Assistance Available: No

Position Contingent Upon Award of Contract: No


What We Offer

  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


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