Senior Systems Test Engineer

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford / Hanscom AFB | US-MA-Bedford / Hanscom AFB
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/18/2024 1:27 PM)
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Senior Systems Test 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 Senior Systems Test Engineer to support the Wing Command & Control (Wing C2) branch of the USAF Kessel Run Division and located at Hanscom AFB, MA.


Kessel Run is an Air Force software development organization that continuously delivers war-winning software that our Airmen love. They are striving to be a “software company” within the Air Force that can sense and respond to conflict in any domain, anytime, anywhere.


They value continuous learning, continuous user feedback, continuous integration, continuous delivery, continuous security & continuous testing. The teams combine lean principles, user-centered design and eXtreme Programming (XP) using a flat management, balanced team approach to ensure we are always building the most valuable thing possible, the simplest way possible, and as fast as possible.


We are offering the opportunity to work in a modern work environment, to use cutting-edge technologies and modern processes, all while making a meaningful impact every single day. Come help us solve our nation’s toughest, most complex challenges while enjoying yourself at work every day.


The candidate will provide Systems Engineering assistance that applies a broad theoretical and practical knowledge of system engineering to the acquisition process. The candidate will also provide engineering support in the design, operation, and sustainment of systems and components that cover tasks throughout the acquisition life cycle (requirements analysis through system disposal).


This is a full time /salaried position located at Hanscom AFB, MA



The Senior Systems Test Engineer is responsible for ensuring continuous delivery of the highest quality products and providing relevancy and transparency of test feedback.


Duties include, but not limited to: 


  • Lead one of Kessel Run’s portfolios in the area of Test & Evaluation (T&E)
  • Analyze current T&E practices to drive alignment of the T&E initiatives with development roadmaps for products within the portfolio.
  • Sustain and improve hardware/software test capabilities to ensure the warfighter receives the best product, building in test automation as much as possible.
  • Be responsible to the Wing C2 Test Lead for all issues regarding T&E of your portfolio, to include the planning and execution of testing throughout the life cycle of each system and interoperability testing between systems, as applicable.
  • Model and advocate for feedback culture, including gathering, synthesizing, and presenting feedback to product teams, portfolios, and branch leadership.
  • Build continuous, meaningful and unbiased feedback into product testing.
  • Understand portfolio health, identify feedback-loop blockers, prioritize, and remove them; sit in on Portfolio Reviews, Growth Boards, etc. to help gain that understanding.
  • Work with QA Test Portfolio under OCIO to iterate on test standards and reporting practices to meet the organizations evolving needs.
  • Advocate for our test design and reporting practices within the portfolio.
  • Facilitate key cross-portfolio communication to enhance our organizational cross-talk and collaboration.
  • Advocate for resources in accordance with needs for portfolio testing.
  • Coordinate with portfolio Integrated Planning Team (IPT) leads to determine testing needs of portfolio applications.



Citizenship: Must be a US citizen

ClearanceMust have and be able to maintain a Secret level Clearance


  • Bachelors degree and 10 years of directly related experience with 5 years of experience in a DoD setting.
  • You are a strong leader with a proven track record of analyzing and solving complicated problems and working on fast-paced, highly-collaborative & diverse teams.
  • You have experience testing software systems using DevSecOps or Agile best practices.
  • You can expertly navigate government policies while still achieving maximum speed of product or service delivery.
  • You believe in fostering empathy, self-awareness, self-reflection & psychological safety.
  • You have top-quality written and verbal communication skills (e.g., capable of public speaking, changing your messaging based on the audience, etc.).
  • You are comfortable providing advice, recommendations, and guidance with incomplete information.
  • Management experience is a plus, but not required



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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