Senior Software Test Engineer for Spacecraft Ground System

SAIC in Colorado City, CO

  • Industry: Information Technology - Software Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Type: Full Time


SAIC is seeking a creative, detail-oriented, highly motivated Software Tester to join an energetic and versatile ground team to fulfill all aspects of testing on a new and evolving Spacecraft Ground System. This position is located in the Denver Metro area.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluate detailed test plans, procedures and scenarios for system integration, acceptance/verification, and regression testing
  • Perform analysis of requirements and provide feedback regarding requirements testability
  • Ensure developer follows software development methodologies (such as agile/scrum) and maintains software development standards and procedures; support bi-weekly development sprint demos
  • Perform Real Time observation/witness of requirements verification & regression testing (dry runs, DT&E1/DT&E2)
  • Ensure new software modifications meet requirements and operate satisfactorily in the system environment
  • Provide weekly correspondence to the program office of successes and failures of all executed formal test procedures
  • Write clear, concise and effective correspondence to local and geographically separated program office personnel
  • Provide technical support for software promotions to operational baselines
  • Assess and evaluate current/future ground system architecture for risks and opportunities
  • Provide technical support for readiness events/exercises and rotational shift support for new spacecraft initialization


  • Current TS/SCI with polygraph

  • Bachelors degree and 9+ years professional experience. Note: Professional experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree

  • 5+ years minimum software development/test experience

  • Demonstrated on-the-job experience communicating technical concepts and project information to technical and non-technical audiences

  • Experience supporting the Intelligence Community

Desired Qualifications:

On-the-job experience as a tester for spacecraft ground system software/hardware
Familiarity with Agile/Scrum environments
On-the-job experience conducting end-to-end testing of large or complex spacecraft ground systems

Desired Qualifications

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 23,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $6.5 billion. For more information, visit . For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom . For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC . EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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