Test Engineer Level 2

Assist with any or all of the Level 1 tasks as constrained by technical training and previous testing experience

Conduct research into and apply knowledge of Government test and evaluation concepts and related engineering, acquisition, and operations activities as needed to support the T&E activities

Plan and Execute Performance Analysis

Assess operational and system performance requirements for testability and criticality to frame and prioritize T&E objectives and enable evaluation planning

Review planned acquisition approaches to support T&E schedule alignment with decision maker needs for T&E support

Coordinate with program Systems Engineering (SE) and review T&E-related SE information to leverage functional analysis, system descriptions, parameter selection and dependencies, Modeling and Simulation, and initial performance risk assessments to inform evaluation planning

Assess operational environments and priorities for evaluation attention and scenario selection, and to coordinate user participation in T&E

Analyze performance risk areas to focus T&E planning

Specify, validate, and adapt Modeling and Simulation for T&E use

Plan program and event level risk-tailored performance estimation and analysis of system and operational Effectiveness and Suitability metrics & conditions; levels of T&E include inspection, demonstration, paper analysis, survey, simulation, and physical test

Apply Statistical Analysis of variations in performance behavior to characterize confidence in performance estimates

Design surveys for evaluation of Subject Matter Expert (SME) input and user assessments of performance

Select, develop, & use analysis tools

Participate in the T&E Working-level Integrated Product Team (WIPT) and/or Integrated Test Team for coordination of evaluation plans

Execute the evaluation plan on data collected by the Testing Tasks

Produce Evaluation Plans (metric framework, scenarios/threads, timelines, requirements/T&E cross-walk), Analysis Plans, Data Requirements, Risk Assessments, Evaluation Reports, Status reports; provide input to Government T&E products (e.g., Technology Readiness Assessments, Test & Evaluation Strategy, Test & Evaluation Master Plan, T&E Plans & Procedures and Test Readiness Reports)

Plan and Execute Performance Data Collection

Plan program and event level testing for collection of data required for analysis and to synch T&E events with supported decision points

Design data sampling schemes to optimize the information/resource balance and to control testing uncertainties

Select, coordinate, and calibrate Instrumentation, collection and data management tools, targets, & facilities

Ensure test readiness including training of test event participants re conduct of the event; equipment readiness, and security, legal, and privacy compliance arrangements

Establish and employ Data & Configuration Management capabilities

Support Data Authentication group functions; and comply with program Discrepancy Reporting criteria and processes

Participate in T&E WIPT and/or Integrated Test Team for coordination of data collection plans

Execute Testing and Data Collection per plan

Produce associated Test Plans, Procedures, and Reports/Briefings, Data Management Plan

Define and provide technical direction and guidance for the Level 1 tasks to the Level 0 and

Level 1 TEs assigned to the task


Five (5) years’ experience as a TE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required. Bachelor’s degree in Math, Science, Engineering, Statistics, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional TE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

SECURITY: Required – TS/SCI with full scope polygraph

LOCATION: Annapolis Junction, MD