System Test Engineer

Clearance Level
Interim Secret
Test Engineering
Point Magu, California
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Software Testing Process

Testing Methodology

Test Planning

Writing Test Plans

REQ#: RQ159570
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Systems Test Engineer

to work in a government software and systems development environment.

The position involves testing multiple computer systems, operating systems, and application software packages in a classified networked environment; managing the test projects to include determining the test methodology, executing the tests, and writing test plans and reports; participating in systems design, integration, and troubleshooting; and contributing to advanced technology development.

Our well-established, employee-focused company offers opportunities for career advancement, excellent benefits, and job stability.

  • Participate in systems requirements discussions and Engineering Design Reviews to help drive systems design and the implementation of test methodologies and guidelines
  • Review technical architecture documents, design and user documentation, product specifications and requirements; identify documentation defects and suggest corrections
  • Determine resource and equipment needs for systems integration and test; provide labor and schedule estimates for product support; prioritize tasking to support customer schedules
  • Develop systems and software test procedures, write test plans, and create test cases based on requirements and design documentation
  • Participate in system installation and configuration; diagnose, analyze, and solve problems discovered during system setup and developmental testing
  • Execute systems tests to verify design and requirements implementation to include quick-look, functional, regression, and scenario-based testing
  • Assess compliance with requirements, design goals, security, systems performance, and usability; identify systems and software defects and analyze their causes
  • Document hardware and software systems malfunctions and defects using a bug tracking system; report defects to systems developers; track, test, and report on defect resolution
  • Run Systems Engineering Review Boards to discuss, analyze, and disposition reported defects
  • Assess systems, project, and schedule risks and help develop mitigation plans
  • Write comprehensive test reports documenting test results and systems anomalies; provide end-user suitability recommendations; manage the test reports through the approval process; draft supporting documentation capturing the entire test effort
  • Prepare, execute, and evaluate enhanced developmental test events involving end-user participation
  • Work at the customer's site with government personnel to ensure program success 

  • TBD years of experience performing the duties described under “Responsibilities”
  • Must be a self-starter, comfortable working independently, but also a team player with good communication skills. Strong time management skills required; must be organized and detail oriented

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

2 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $72,000 - $108,000. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.