Lead Software Test Engineer_AMCS - Military veterans preferred

SAIC (www.saic.com)


  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC has a need for Lead Software Test Engineer for the Aviation Mission Common Server (AMCS) System Integration and Management project. 


The selected candidate will lead the effort to maintain and increase capability of the AMCS software engineering, CAST-32A and system Integration activities.  This candidate will be instrumental in assisting and setting up a Systems Integration Lab (SIL) to test new multi-core processor architectures for a next generation Army computing environment.  The testing environment will be utilized as an integral process of achieving necessary Airworthiness and other certifications for Army and NATO Army Avionics air platforms.  The AMCS is a software modernization of the current Improved Data Modem (IDM) 401 System that is planned to align with Modular Open Systems Approaches (MOSA), Common Operating Environment (COE), and Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) guidelines using the legacy IDM 401 system hardware platform as its basis to host not only the IDM operational software application but other avionics applications as well.  Previous experience with Army airworthiness certification or DO 178 guidelines, system integration, Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA), and Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) is desirable.  


Responsibilities include:

  • Defining and recommending equipment and operation procedures for required SIL test bed suites.
  • Writing and implementing Software Test Plans (STPs), Test Descriptions, Test Operations Manuals, and SIL Test Reports.
  • Definition and capturing of formal Test Artifacts required for System and Software human rated software certifications.
  • Execution of Formal Qualification Tests (FQTs).
  • Writing test scripts,



Required Education:  

  • BS in Electrical, Computer Science, or System Engineering (with SW focus)and 9+ years of experience in SW testing.

Clearance:  Successful candidate must be able to obtain a SECRET clearance. 


Required Skills:

  • Previous experience working with Real Time Operating Systems (e.g. VxWorks, Green Hills, and Real-Time Linux).
  • Experience with CM processes to include working with Software Change systems, and software Configuration Management systems such as SVN, ClearCase, or GIT.
  • Experience with Python, BASH, and DOS or other script and interpretive languages typically used to automate test execution and archive results.
  • Experience with RS422, RS232, TCP/IP, UDP, 1553 and test tools utilized to simulate data input or capture data from those interfaces.
  • Demonstrated self-starter with strong interpersonal communications skills and ability to work across geographically diverse groups.
  • Ability to successfully complete tasks with minimal direction working as an individual contributor as well as a team member. 

Desired Skills:

  • Distributed or Multi Core computing environment experience.
  • Experience Testing Integrated Modular Architectures such as the Army’s Future Airborne Capabilities Environment (FACE) or other distributed system data centric middleware used in a Real Time execution environment.
  • Experience with human rated software verifications used to obtain Airworthiness Certifications such as those identified in, DO 178C and ARINC 653 and related standards and guidelines.