NCIS Software Test Engineer

Clearance Level
Interim Top Secret
Test Engineering
Quantico, Virginia

REQ#: RQ133883

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Join GDIT and be a part of the team of men and women that solve some of the world's most complex technical challenges. The NCIS team is searching for a Software Test Engineer to join their program in Quantico, VA.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is an organization of approximately 2,200 personnel of which 700 serve at HQ and the remaining staff serve at offices worldwide. NCIS is the DON component with primary responsibility for criminal investigation, law enforcement (LE), counter-terrorism (CT), counterintelligence (CI), and cyber matters.  NCIS not only has primary responsibility for all criminal investigative, CI, CT, and cyber matters within the DON, but it also has exclusive investigative jurisdiction in non-combat matters involving actual, potential, or suspected criminal, terrorism, sabotage, espionage, and subversive activities. 

NCIS provides the DON with threat status and warnings associated with terrorist, criminal, cyber, and counterintelligence activity throughout the world.  NCIS is the only DON organization that has the information and responsibility to fuse and analyze the national intelligence and law enforcement information necessary to provide these warnings. 

The Information Technology Directorate (ITD) supports the NCIS core mission areas to investigate and defeat criminal, terrorist, and foreign intelligence threats by planning for and providing services through appropriate use of the people, equipment, technology, and infrastructure resources of the United States Navy and Marine Corps.

Position Overview

A software tester reviews, develops and executes manual and automated testing to ensure product quality assurance. Performs all aspects of software testing using various testing methods to validate the quality of the requirements and development of various applications. Must be comfortable working across multiple application platforms. Possess a solid knowledge and experience with MS SQL and Oracle SQL. Design and apply test cases. Display debugging techniques and resolution to defects. Familiarity with Agile/Scrum development process.


This position is part of the IT Technology Development division within the NCIS ITDS organization and performs the following functions:  

  • Develops and executes test cases and test plans
  • Identifies, tracks, and seeks resolution to application defects 
  • Tests and retests defects and bug fixes 
  • Performs front-end and back-end testing
  • Validates databases are setup with the correct data
  • Generate documentations for testing, results, logging and tracking all test related activities.
  • Able to work in semi-weekly and monthly sprint cycles
  • Participates in daily, weekly sprint planning
  • Follows and enhances developed testing processes, procedures, or methodologies 
  • Minimizes risks by identifying, communicating, and escalating issues appropriately to developers or management 
  • Works with the Business Systems Analyst, Requirements Analyst, Developers, SMEs, to understand business requirements and test requirements to resolve issues.


  • Functional repetitive testing of browser-based applications in various web browsers
  • Knowledge of software quality assurance
  • Knowledge and experience of Software QA methodologies, tools, and process
  • Ability to develop, perform maintain manual and testing frameworks
  • High Level of verbal, written and collaboration skills
  • Skilled in MS Office applications


  • BS degree; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • 5+ years of QA testing experience with a mix of automated and manual testing
  • Experience in the following is required
    • Manual testing  
    • Creating Manual Test Cases
    • Conduct User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
    • Documenting tests results 
    • Understanding of User Stories and components
    • Agile development process 
    • Identifying and communicating Defects
  • Interim Top Secret clearance is required to start; must be able to be adjudicated to TS/SCI
  • Preferred:  Current DoD 8570 - IAT Level II (GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP, or CCNA-Security) 


  • Excellent customizable health benefits (Medical, Dental and Vision)
  • 401K with company match
  • Flexible work week
  • Educational Assistance and eLearning
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to employee advancement
  • Rewards and Recognition programs
  • Innovative and collaborative environment encouraging of highly motivated critical thinking

About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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.