Principal Automation Test Engineer (SAFe)

Sterling, Virginia, USA

Raytheon Technologies is seeking a Principal Test Engineer to support the Agile-based design, development, integration, testing, and deployment of advanced cybersecurity capabilities.

The Engineer will develop and lead continuous test activities in close coordination with the agile development/integration teams and other teams on the program. Test plans and procedures will often be created early, in small increments, before software is written.  The Test Engineer will collaborate with developers to create the appropriate automated and manual tests for software, interfaces, features, stories, workflows, etc.  This continuous test process will be supported by industry-leading tools and techniques.  As appropriate and necessary, the Test Engineer will generate or support the generation of documentation on the test plans and other integration and test artifacts. 

Responsibilities Include:

-Defines, plans and performs test assignments for large scale, complex, software and hardware systems

-Establishes automated and manual test methods and techniques, develops test plans and requirements, writes test procedures and reports, and conducts tests

-Participates in test readiness reviews and design reviews

-Applies software development experience and knowledge to ensure test validity, integrity, quality, and execution

-Conducts tests which include collaborating closely with others in establishing language, database, and computer requirements along with configuration management techniques

-Performs test planning and implementation using state-of-the-art technologies, processes, and frameworks (e.g. SAFe or similar framework)

-Develops and maintains test documentation including plans, procedures, reports, etc.

-Analyzes test results and accurately discuss them with management and teams

-Documents and keeps program management informed of deviations from customer requirements

Required Skills:

-U.S. Citizenship

-Active Secret clearance.  Must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

-Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability

-8+ years of directly relevant experience, ideally in an agile environment

4+ years of automated and/or manual test experience

-Excellent and applicable experience with Agile Continuous Development / Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery along with hands-on experience with automated test tools such as Docker, Jenkins, Rational Team Concert, JIRA, Git, Chef, Ansible, Puppet, Junit, JMeter, RSpec, Cucumber, and other industry-leading tools and techniques

-2+ years’ experience developing software with Java, Cucumber, Gherkin or similar language in an agile environment

-Hands-on and meaningful experience with automated test tools, Selenium preferred

-Experience with requirements development and management along with associated

-Ability to plan and conduct security testing

-Meaningful and relevant experience in developing test procedures

-Experience with systems engineering and configuration management processes

-Able to generate test-related documentation as necessary

-Excellent teamwork skills including ability to work well with agile development teams, customers, and coworkers at all levels

-Ability to work collaboratively across agencies and physical locations

Desired Skills:

-Experience with automated and manual testing processes

-Hands-on DevSecOps experience

-Technical understanding of cybersecurity attack techniques and associated mitigation techniques

-Experience and/or familiarity with one of more of the following program languages: Java, Perl, Ruby, Python, and JavaScript

-Experience and/or familiarity with one of more of the following database technologies: SQL, Oracle, MySQL, JBDC, NOSQL

-DHS experience

Required Education:

BS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, or Computer Systems Engineering.  Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education.

Desired Certifications:

-DoD 8570.1 IAT Level II

-Certified Software Test Professional (CSTP) or similar

-Certifications related to Agile development and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

-AWS Certifications

ATLAS: 2943

Requires advanced to expert knowledge of work area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

May have broad knowledge of project management. Requires substantial knowledge of RTX projects, programs or

systems in order to provide enhancements within job area. Typically requires: A University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 8 years

prior relevant experience, or An Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years experience

Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a

minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: Only employees currently within RMD and RI&S have the potential to receive a Referral Award for submitting a referral to RMD and RI&S roles.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the Referral Awarding.




Raytheon Technologies 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, age or any other federally protected class.


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Principal Automation Test Engineer (SAFe)