Test Engineer - Products - Temp

Location: Columbia, Maryland
Date Posted: 09-27-2018
Job Description:
Tresys has an opportunity for a Test Engineer who is a creative thinker with an intensely curious mind to explore features and find bugs.  This individual will be testing and evaluating technology systems that utilize hardware and software for mission critical cybersecurity systems. The primary responsibility of Test Engineers is to find bugs, test features, and report these activities (e.g., document test steps, test results, etc.) With drive and interest, this job can shape and hone your experience so that you can become a test professional who can expertly analyze systems, lead test evaluation procedures, develop effective test automation solutions, and so forth.  Essentially a great test engineer can help make a difference in the quality of the product delivered which can impact the security of mission critical software.
Your skills will support the development of products as well as government test and evaluation documentation, e.g., Test & Evaluation (T&E) Strategy, Test & Evaluation Master Plan, Event Test Plans, Test Readiness Assessments, and T&E Reports. You will be performing much of the testing work independently while joining a tightknit team that works to support each other and to deliver the highest quality product possible. 
The ability to quickly assess any given situations while has a high attention to detail is a must. A successful candidate is independent, organized, resourceful, energetic, fast learner, and open to new ideas / experiences. 
This position is based in our Columbia office. Entry level and junior Test Engineers are encouraged to apply.
Typical duties:
  • Use and assess software and hardware features
  • Understand environments and priorities for evaluation of systems
  • Create test data and setup test environments involving setups
    • to send and receive FTPS/SFTP, Syslog TLS, SNMP TLS, and so forth.
    • to simulate various network traffic: TCP, UDP, ICMP, and so forth
    • to create test files (MS Office, images, and so forth) using various application software
  • Execute Testing and Data Collection
  • Contribute to associated documentations for Test Plans, Procedures, and Reports/Briefings, Data Management Plan.
Required Skills:
  • Administrator level knowledge and use of Linux and Windows systems including setup and configuration such as experience with Linux logs, ftps/sftps, and snmp
  • Exposure to using and evaluating technology systems that utilize hardware and software.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office for test file creation and documentation
  • Software or Systems Testing experience
  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow procedures
  • Desire to play with things and not be afraid to break them, be creative, work with developers, help the team, and be flexible.
  • Thrive in the midst of changing priorities and hard work.
  • Believe in producing high quality products and speak up if you see an issue
Desired Skills:
  • Developing or using automated software testing tools on Linux OS
  • Developing test tools in C, C++ or Java and scripting language (Perl, Python, etc.)
  • Understanding of Information Assurance and/or Cybersecurity
  • Experience with Scripting (Bash, Python)
  • Linux Security
Foundational Requirements:
  • BS degree. Candidates with at least 2 years of strong related work experience will also be considered.
  • U.S. Citizenship required due to Government contract requirements.
About Tresys:
Innovative Security Solutions is Our Business.
Valuing People is our Culture.
Headquartered in Columbia, MD, Tresys Technology innovates and applies advanced technologies to solve the high-security requirements of global defense and intelligence customers.
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