Test Engineer, with Polygraph

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Systems Engineering
McLean, Virginia

REQ#: RQ96298

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.
We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge that we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a System Tester joining our team to support Government activities at Tyson’s, Virginia.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. A System Tester with a technical background is needed to support customer Applications Team. This resource will provide quality assurance for all applications developed within customer organization, develop and maintain test plans and scripts to identify software problems and causes. This resource will also provide the team with analysis and recommendations for automation of test suites and develop the automated scripts which will decrease the time needed to perform testing, as well as decrease the likelihood of bugs or unplanned outages.

Customers portfolio of applications is in need of a Software Applications Tester to develop, perform/support manual and automated unit and integration testing as well as post deployment validation of components. This tester will join a team which includes both developers and engineers responsible for implementing all segments of the system but will focus on the UI, middle tier API, the integration with the data layer and authentication and authorization requirements. The team uses an agile methodology to plan and develop software. Candidate must have strong communication skills and will work side by side with project team on a daily basis. He/she should have the flexibility to work in a team environment with contractors from multiple companies. The tester will participate in formal and informal reviews at pre-determined points throughout the development cycle and participates as a member of the agile development team.

The Contractor shall have experience developing and executing test plans, procedures and scenarios for unit, process, functional, system integration and Agile (deliverable) acceptance testing. This position will require the ability to write test cases and scenarios. They will consult with the development and operations teams to test applications, ensure new applications and software modifications meet requirements and perform satisfactorily in the system environment(s). They will document the success(es) and/or failure(s) of all executed test procedures.
The candidate shall have the following required skills and demonstrated experience with:
• The development of test cases as part of an agile team.
• Using a test automation framework and tools (such as SmartBear, IBM Rational functional tester, etc).
• The use of an IDE (such as IntelliJ, Eclipse, Visual Studio, etc) for development and execution of test scripts.
• Managing testing for multiple applications during the concurrent development cycles.
• Regression, Integration, API, and/or Functional testing.
• Developing and managing test plans and cases.
• Minimum 3 years related experience
• Security Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


  • Alignment to a mission-critical role that directly impacts the customer’s ability to effectively execute its mission.
  • Direct engagement with contractor leadership that centers upon career development/mobility, enhanced performance evaluation, and corporate information sharing & networking opportunities.
  • Placement on a dynamic team of talented professionals that organically fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and trust.

Contributes to completion of specific engineering programs and projects.

Develops solutions to a variety of complex engineering problems of moderate scope and complexity.

Performs complex systems design, development, and integration from the start of a systems life cycle to the end.

Oversight of complex infrastructure including installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, application software, and system management tools.

Performs complex systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.

Performs continual maintenance and provides complex solutions for security, backup and redundancy problems.

Prepares and maintains a range of documentation for processes and procedures related to engineering projects.

May provide guidance to less-experienced Systems Engineers.

Maintains current knowledge of rapidly changing technology.

May coach and review the work of less-experienced professionals.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 5+ years of experience





We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.