Senior Test & Validation Specialist - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee

Colorado Springs
United States

Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

Become an integral part of a diverse team while working at an Industry Leading Organization, where our employees come first.  At ManTech International Corporation, you’ll help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented Software Operational Test & Evaluation Engineer, L3-Sr. to join our team in Colorado Springs, CO.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop test plans and automated test cases to be used in conjunction with continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines. 
  • Document test case results and troubleshoot test and operational failures for a complex Information Technology system. 
  • Maintain a production-like test environment, to include installing operating systems, databases, and applications. 
  • Work with the application development and operations teams to ensure each release meets high quality standards
  • Develop automated and manual test cases for system to system interfaces. Perform application software, database, and operating system (Windows) installations to maintain testing environment and verify documentation and installation media required for system reconstitution
  • Create test plans, test cases, run conditions and expected result criteria.
  • Report and track issues in ticketing systems, and verify supplied fixes
  • Perform regression and Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) testing
  • Develop and maintain automated test scripts, data sets and scenarios.
  • Assist with setting agenda and participating in the technical, operational readiness, change management, and risk review board meetings.
  • Ensure testing conclusions and recommendations are fully supported by test results, and the project manager is fully informed of testing status and application deviations from requirements.
  • Participate in all phases of risk management assessment and software/hardware deployment.
  • Participate in detailed review walkthrough sessions and track issues to successful resolution.
  • Collect metrics to measure test progress and quality outcomes.
  • Participate in special projects as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or in a related discipline from an accredited college, or equivalent experience/combined education, with at least 5 years of software test experience.
  • In lieu of education, 7+ years of total experience in a software quality assurance or testing role, including software test case development and testing
  • Knowledge of databases, operating systems, applications, and web servers.  Experience with SQL or database query tools
  • Knowledge of software verification and validation processes and procedures and software requirements development methodologies
  • Experience with using configuration management tools and automated test tools and processes
  • Knowledge of DEV/OPS and agile support/development methodologies
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Individual must have extensive software component test experience as part of large, highly integrated, enterprise systems. The position requires strong analytical skills, test case development expertise, test automation development, exceptional attention to detail and significant experience working with user interfaces, system interfaces, databases and SQL to verify data accuracy.
  • Be able to provide effective and adequate technical documentation of planned activities and results. Requires effective communication skills. Ability to work independently as well as within a group. Ability to complete tasking with minimum supervision.
  • Experience with SQL queries, databases, web applications, IBM Message Queueing (MQ), database and application clustering, web services, Windows, security, working on heterogeneous environments, and Networks. Familiarity with Remedy and Rational ClearQuest.
  • This position supports an IT operations environment.  The successful candidate should expect to support work on nights and weekends and may be included in an on-call rotation for after-hours support.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with CMMI-SVC, ITIL, and SDLC Lifecycle processes and standards a plus.

Security Clearance Requirements:

  • Active DOD Secret clearance and ability to obtain agency suitability clearance

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to type

For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license. The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ManTech may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone.

ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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