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Test Engineer

Type: Full-time
Category: Software Engineer
Location: Alexandria, VA
Clearance: Secret



As a Test Engineer (Intermediate) on our Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) team you will collaborate with DoD OIG personnel to oversee our portfolio of systems – ensuring quality, performance, and efficiencies are realized. The DoD OIG keeps the Secretary of Defense and the Congress fully and currently informed of fraud, waste, abuse, and deficiencies. You will be part of a team operating as an MSP, to supply holistic IT support to the DoD OIG.

This program Primarily supports the Defense Case Activity Tracking System, Enterprise (D-CATSe). D-CATSe is the authoritative case management system of the DoD OIG for administrative investigations. The application offers a central point of management for DoD OIG Hotline, Investigations of Senior Officials, and Whistleblower Reprisal Investigations business units, from first contact through case closure.


Performs analysis of documented user requirements and directs or assists in the design of test plans in support of user requirements for moderately complex to complex software/hardware applications. Reviews user application system requirements documentation; designs, defines and documents unit and application test plans; transforms test plans into test scripts and executes those scripts. May participate in all phases of risk management assessment and software/hardware development under the direction of a Senior Test Engineer. Responsible for ensuring proper execution of test scripts and documentation of test results in test logs or defect tracking systems. Responsible for ensuring that the test designs and documentation support all applicable client, agency or industry standards, time lines and budgets. Responsible for the development of test data to be used in performing the required tests. Responsible that testing conclusions and recommendations are fully supported by test results, and those project managers are fully informed or testing status and application deviations from documented user requirements. Responsible for/or assists in the analysis of test results, documents conclusions and makes recommendations as supported by such analysis.

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and execute unit test scripts to test all system modules and interfaces that correlate to all in-scope requirements, gaps, enhancements, and design modifications.
  • Perform unit testing to identify issues and defects and ensure all necessary activities and fixes have been executed and recorded before delivery of applications for Government functional testing.
  • Provide test reports, organized by module, identifying each test scenario/function and include pass/fail test results. Open issues shall be identified with description of the issues, an impact assessment and planned resolution or workaround.
  • Validate successful installation at the operational location using regression testing and track issues that arise and coordinate all solutions and/or resolution.
  • Conduct load and stress testing prior to integration of any system change. All tests shall be performed with full configuration of all Contractor and Government supplied components assigned to the test. Validate all means used to perform stress tests for all components.
  • Test the interoperability and compliance of the system and interconnections, to include both internal and external integrations. Resulting test reports shall outline the capabilities to ensure all interface standards have been met for feasibility of re-use and are interoperable.
  • Conduct validation and verification testing to include Unit Test and Internal Integration and Regression testing.
  • Conduct user acceptance tests (UAT) to validate that fixes, patches, upgrades or new developments meet functional and system requirements and are ready for production deployment.
  • Plan, prepare, and conduct UATs for each fix, patch, upgrade or new development prior to deployment in the live environment.
  • Utilize feedback received from systems engineering and systems administration to adapt tests to environmental changes.



  • BA/BS in a technical discipline with at least 5 years of Test and Evaluation
  • Knowledge of Microsoft technologies, to include but not limited to Dynamics Customer Relationship Management, SharePoint, SQL, Identity Management, Systems Center Operations Manager, and Exchange.
  • DoD 8570 certified at IAT or IAM Level I
  • Prolonged periods setting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift 10-15 pounds at times.
  • Must have an active Secret Security Clearance.

Desired Experience:

  • Previous experience working for the DoD IG
  • Knowledge of the Defense Case Activity Tracking System, Enterprise

Physical Requirements:

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