Software Test Engineer (NTO)

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Test Engineering
Springfield, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Agile Framework

Container Technologies

Search Technology

REQ#: RQ147908
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as a Software Test Engineer (NTO) supporting our intelligence customer. GDIT is your place to make meaningful contributions to challenging projects and grow a rewarding career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Software Test Engineer (NTO) you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a TS/SCI cleared Software Test Engineer joining our team to support our intelligence customer in Springfield, VA.


Job Summary:

This position will align with the DevOps team, specializing in test support and primarily providing test support. The Software Test Engineer (NTO) Designs, develops, evaluates, plans and tests engineering specifications for software programs and applications. Performs basic troubleshooting for test support. Supports and collaborates between other internal and external organizations for test events. Identifies and implements process improvement enhancements. Supplements the DevOps team during downtime between test events.

Job Duties:

  • Dedicated onsite test support for a software application within the NGA Testing Organization (NTO)
  • Participate in Agile software development initiatives (standup, planning, Increment planning) to support innovation and enhancement of applications through iteration/functionality testing
  • Participate and collaborate with team members to assess StoryPoint / complexity efforts (using best practices) to ensure proper testing and delivery of functionality per User Story Acceptance Criteria
  • Collaborate with team members (Scrum Master, Product Owner, Software Developers) to develop test approaches with emphasis on automation of recurring/regression test cases through selected toolsets, Develop and document end-to-end functionality test case narratives using task management system (JIRA/Confluence)
  • Provide early exploratory testing during the development phase
  • Collaborate with internal and external organizations (upstream or downstream dependencies) during testing events
  • Take ownership and lead the team's test events, support test events for dependent applications.
  • Participate in daily status calls
  • Design, code and deploy automated test scripts
  • Basic troubleshooting and escalation for failures within the test environment
  • Manage defects in ServiceNow and coordinate information with development teams; seeing the fix actions through to completion
  • Maintain test documentation, provide support to government test organization, conduct load and performance testing, evaluate test results, and provide feedback in a Continuous Integration Continuous Delivery Pipeline.




  • 5+ years of experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, computer engineering, systems engineering or any related field/major, or 3 additional years of experience in information technology.
  • Demonstrated experience working in an Agile development framework.
  • Demonstrated experience with creation, authoring, execution and documentation of test cases/result sets for software products in an agile cadence.
  • Knowledge and use of packages (e.g., BASH, CSS, DOS_BATCH, HTML, Java, JavaScript, PHP, PYTHON, SQL, XML, and Indexing/Search Technologies.
  • Ability to coordinate and lead collaborative efforts between multiple organizations
  • DoD IAT II 8570/8140 certified within 6 months of hire


  • Technical certification Network +, Security +, Oracle or specializing in Software Development, or Cloud Computing.
  • Linux administration skills
  • Container experience (e.g. Docker, OpenShift)

Location: On Customer's Site

US Citizenship is Required

● 401K with company match
● Comprehensive health and wellness packages
● Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
● Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
● Cutting-edge technology you can learn from

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

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

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

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 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.