General Dynamics Information Technology Senior Software Test Engineer in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama

Job Description

The Network, System Integration and Test Environment (NSITE) is a Government owned, managed, and developed software suite. NSITE is used by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Joint Services, and numerous labs in support of continued testing of systems employed for defense of the United States and our Allies. The NSITE software provides data collection, situational awareness, and analysis capabilities to a wide range of users who benefit from NSITE’s ability to act as an independent third-party truth teller. The NSITE team has in-depth experience in Tactical Data Links (TDL), Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Test, Enterprise Information Technology, Software and Systems Engineering and Information Assurance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze the software requirements from Team Foundation Server (TFS) and other Interface Control Documents (ICD) to verify what functionality needs to be tested.

  • Develop test documentation and conduct test cases to verify each software fix/change associated with correcting a software design deficiency or enhancement.

  • Provide inputs to formal test documents to include the Test Workbook, Test Readiness Review (TRR), and the post-test review After Action Report (AAR).

  • During the conduct of formal and informal tests, open problem reports in Team Foundation Server for each software implementation that does not comply with its associated software requirement, as verified during test.

  • Interface directly with members of Software and Functional Test Teams, NSITE Development Team, NSITE Operations Team, and NSITE Program Management.

  • Write and execute test procedures for each Formal Qualification Test. Work with Software Quality Control (QC) personnel as required during testing.

  • Actively participate in all team meetings to include all sprint kickoff, sprint retrospect, and daily standup meetings.


Bachelors' degree in Engineering, Computer Science with5-8 years of related experience in testing, engineering or quality assurance.


  • Active Secret Clearance, or ability to acquire one.

  • Self-starter; able to function independently and in a team environment where priorities and assignments can quickly shift.

  • Knowledge of common computer network protocols.

  • Knowledge of database fundamentals.

  • Experience operating and testing 3D graphical displays.

  • Experience designing and writing both formal and informal test procedures.

  • Able to write clear and concise software defect reports.

  • Able to function effectively in a dynamic environment with aggressive schedules.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Tactical Communications Data Links (6016, 3011, DIS, VMF, B Series, etc.).

  • Working knowledge of Agile Software Development processes.

  • CMMI knowledge.

  • Experience using Microsoft Team Foundation Server.

  • Familiarity with Missile Defense Agency testing activities.

Active CompTIA Security+ Certification.

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT 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, or any other protected class.

Job ID2018-50678

Number of Positions1

Job FunctionScience and Engineering

Security Clearance LevelSecret

Full/Part TimeFull Time