Polaris Alpha

  • Test Automation Engineer

    Location Schriever AFB, CO
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    FLSA Status
    Engineering - Software Engineer
    Security Clearance
    Required Top Secret/SCI
  • Benefits

    In addition to a competitive salary, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
    • 401k plan, 4% non-elective contributions for all eligible employees and participants are 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
    • 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
    • Education Assistance Program
    • Relocation may be considered

    Benefits are subject to change

    Job Description

    Polaris Alpha (“Polaris”), a Parsons company, provides advanced technical capabilities, specialized domain expertise and mission critical solutions to Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. The company has approximately 1,500 employees with major offices in Colorado Springs, CO, Fredericksburg, VA, Annapolis Junction, MD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, and Alexandria, VA and works on-site with our customers both domestically and internationally.

    Our Space Operations Directorate is passionate about making America the undisputed leader in space because we understand that ensuring our nation’s security for future generations depends on it. Polaris creates game changing space solutions by teaming highly respected subject matter experts with brilliant technologists. Are you a mission-focused software engineer looking for an opportunity to grow your skillset? Do you want to be part of a team that is helping the government solve major national security challenges in the space domain? We need your help. You will have the opportunity to participate in the design and development of a real-world, cutting edge Space Situational Awareness applications that are changing how the Space community is doing business. The primary focus will be the implementation of interactive web applications focused on data analysis and visualization.

    Are you a software engineer with a background in test automation? Would you like to work on one of the most influential space applications in the nation? This may be the position for you. Our team is looking for a go getter with test automation experience who can help us ensure that we continue to develop high quality capabilities and rapidly deliver them to the warfighter.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Developing software, automated test suites, and reporting tools
    • Working with the customer to capture use cases and requirements
    • Developing test plans and procedures to ensure software meets agreed upon expectations
    • Ensuring test plans and procedures provide adequate test coverage for unit tests, automated tests, and functional tests
    • Augmenting existing software to add touch points for automated tests
    • Managing and executing automated/manual test suites using SoapUI
    • Coordinating with engineers to identify issues
    • Assisting in drafting associated test artifacts and supporting government test events

    Required Skills

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline with a minimum of 5 years of experience in software engineering and/or product testing. Eight (8) years of additional experience, applicable training and/or certifications may be substituted for the Bachelor’s Degree.
    • Understanding of the different types and categories of software testing
    • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical personnel
    • Experience with Java development
    • Experience with writing unit tests (e.g. JUnit)
    • Experience with developing web applications
    • Experience with JavaScript
    • Experience with styling (CSS, SASS, or LESS and similar technologies)
    • Ability to apply a variety of tools and techniques to verify complex business processes via manual, automated, and semi-automated test cases
    • Self-starter with a strong work ethic that works well with others and who can thrive in a fast-paced environment employing Agile methodologies
    • This position requires the selected candidate to hold an active Department of Defense security clearance which requires US citizenship while working in support of a government contract.

    Desired Skills

    • Experience and familiarization with the space situational awareness domain
    • Experience automating regression tests
    • Experience with software requirements analysis
    • Experience with human factors and software usability
    • Experience with Soap and REST web services
    • Experience with XML to include WSDL, XSD, and XPath/XQuery
    • Experience with JSON
    • Experience with SQL commands and queries
    • Experience writing SoapUI plugins/extensions
    • Advanced knowledge of SoapUI (context expansions, command line execution, load testing, ‘run test case’ steps, etc.)
    • Experience with scripting languages (e.g. Groovy, Python, DOS, PowerShell, BASH)
    • Experience with Linux
    • Security+ Certification

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
    Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    Polaris Alpha and its Companies are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.


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