By Light Professional IT Services

  • Software Test Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Edgewood
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/14/2018 4:33 PM)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Supports the Joint Project Manager Guardian (JPM G) Radiological and Nuclear Defense (RND) at Edgewood, MD. This position is contingent upon successful award of contract and duration is one-year base and two one-year option periods. Normal duty hours are Monday through Friday 0900 to 1500 daily. Primary responsibilities include assisting in the development and maintenance of software, cybersecurity, and interoperability portions of the program’s Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).


    By Light provides a broad range of hardware, software, engineering, and IT integration services. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we support defense, civilian, commercial, and health IT customers worldwide. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, 401(k), and profit sharing.


    • Support/lead all Information Technology (IT) and cybersecurity efforts, to include leading Working-level IPT (WIPT) meetings relative to IT and cybersecurity.  In addition, the contractor shall manage all action items and products that result from the WIPT.
    • Write IT-relevant performance specification requirements (i.e., open architecture design specification requirements, net-ready specification requirements, and interface requirements) that describe program connections to external systems (e.g., radios, computers, cabling, networking devices etc.).
    • Assist in the development and maintain of software, cybersecurity, and interoperability portions of the program’s Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) that has been drafted by the program office, including all established program milestones, reviews, submittals, deliveries, and other significant events and activities necessary to relate planning to performance and cost objectives for the program. 
    • Ensure traceability, consistency, and alignment of IT and cybersecurity items between Request for Proposal (RFP) packages, Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPs), and Systems Engineering Plans (SEPs).
    • Provide IT-related and software engineering inputs to program Performance Work Statements (PWSs) in order to describe reasonable requirements for program software and cybersecurity development.
    • Assist with the development and maintenance of test plans, as part of the program TEMP, for any unique software, interoperability, and/or cybersecurity testing required.
    • Facilitate the conduct of program technical review assessments; specifically, anything that is unique to software, hardware (e.g., software baselines, etc.).
    • Facilitate development and execution trade-off analyses to support optimization of system capabilities.
    • Deliver schedule- and risk-related concerns at the different stages of design and fielding.
    • Ensure that the customer is using the best software and cybersecurity practices, adequately executing the software program, and progressing appropriately with respect to both systems engineering and test and evaluation activities.
    • Develop and review the delivery requirements for all draft software-, cybersecurity-, and interoperability-related Contract Data Requirements List (CDRLs), providing input to the Assistant Program Manager and functional leads regarding the timing of these deliveries from the development contractor(s).
    • Deliver briefings on program software, cybersecurity, and interoperability to the Assistant Program manager and systems engineering, test and evaluation, and logistics managers.
    • Support the Assistant Program Manager and Leads for test and evaluation and systems engineering in all meetings. 
    • Directly facilitate the preparation of meeting (e.g., announcements and agendas, etc.); attend and participate in the meetings; develop meeting minutes which reflect the purpose, content, decisions, and tasks resulting from the meetings; and track after-action correspondence. 
    • Provide presentation materials and publications (i.e., PowerPoint, video, and Compact Disk-Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) presentations; charts; and other visual aids) for use during briefings and technical/programmatic exhibits and displays.

    Special Requirements/Security Clearance

    • Clearance: Secret

    An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities



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