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Quality Assurance Lead

Type: Full-time
Category: Quality Assurance Engineer
Locations: Ft. Belvoir, VA; Kirtland AFB, NM
Clearance: Secret



The Quality Assurance Lead provides continuous monitoring and improvement on all new and modified software applications, ensures applications meet high quality standards and functionality throughout the lifecycle of the application, and able to provide honest and thorough feedback on all issues. Quality Assurance ensures software meets standards/ functionality throughout the lifecycle of the software.

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop QA test plans, procedures, and conduct both software integration testing and software acceptance testing for all new and modified software baselines associated with DIAMONDS (and other applications) program.
  • Develop and maintain a product-oriented Quality Control Plan (QCP) containing all deliverables and milestones.
  • Provide insight into performance criteria for each project phase including a definition of the performance requirements, performance objectives, acceptable quality levels, surveillance method, and incentive metrics
  • Utilize the QCP to assure completeness of deliverables enabling the Government’s quality assurance and validation.
  • Perform all quality control inspections necessary in the performance of the various tasks.
  • Ensure all management and development practices conform to current SEI CMMI for Development Level 3.
  • Develop and maintain a CMMI Quality Assurance Management Plan containing timelines for each goal.
  • Planning and conducting internal acceptance testing prior to release of any software versions, enhancements, or upgrades.
  • Validate, testing and ensuring the enhancements meet user and operational requirements as documented!
  • Ensure testing includes validating changes with requirements documentation and following testing the required documents are updated (software designs, architecture diagrams, security certification and accreditation, and test reports)
  • Assist the Government during the Government acceptance



  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or a related field with 10years of experience (4 additional years of relevant experience substitutes for a Bachelor’s).
  • Quality Assurance experience with DOD or similar customer.
  • Ability to travel overseas in support of the DTRA mission as required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, e-mail, and telework software.
  • U.S. citizen with an Active Secret security clearance and clearable to Top Secret
  • Understanding of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)– Level 3

Desired Experience:

  • Active Top Secret with SCI eligibility
  • Understanding and experience working within the DTRA Nuclear Enterprise, or other DTRA programs

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 10-15 lbs at times.



Working at NT Concepts means that you are part of an innovative, agile company dedicated to solving the most critical challenges in National Security. We're expert leaders and problem solvers who roll up our sleeves to get the job done. We're passionate, curious, and committed to doing important work. At the same time, we're life-long learners, avid mentors, and we like to have fun.

We're looking for the best and the brightest to join us in supporting the mission of National Security. If meaningful work, initiative, creativity, and continuous self-improvement are important to your career, join our growing talent network and discover What's Next for you.

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