1+ months

Software QA Engineer

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.


The ideal candidate will have:
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to follow procedures
  • Ability to work within a collaborative team environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiarity with scripting languages or automated test tools (e.g., Appium / Python)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Familiarity with configuration management tools
  • 0-2 years software/systems test experience with BS/BA in CS or EE or Math or related field or 6-8 years software/systems test experience with no degree
  • An active SECRET clearance or the ability to obtain one

The following knowledge and experience are a plus:
  • Software background with an understating of software development lifecycle methodologies, including Agile
  • Fundamentals of Information Assurance


Peraton is seeking a software tester who will work as part of the System Test Team on the Theater Mission Planning Center (TMPC) program, part of the Navys Tomahawk Missile program. The System Test Team supports integration, performs system regression testing, performs end-to-end solution testing, and conducts formal demonstrations with the customer. We have several new enhancement projects in place and are looking for testers with an interest or background in test automation who are ready for a challenging, multi-faceted program.

Peraton develops several TMPC applications, providing support for tactical and training operations. Functions provided by these applications include mission planning; data distribution; strike planning, rehearsal, and coordination; strike execution, monitoring, and control; strike reporting; and communications configuration and data management/delivery.

The primary focus of your role on the System Test Team is three-fold: to test new system capabilities through scenario-based tests, implement automated tests, and conduct system regression testing.
  • For new system capability testing, you will work with the Agile development teams to understand the new system behavior, including impacts on legacy behavior, and then write/execute tests that exercise the new behavior in an operational workflow from a users perspective.
  • For automated tests, you will work under the leadership and mentorship of the test automation lead engineer and help lay the foundation for the test automation strategy and framework.
  • For system regression testing, you will execute existing manual tests or automated tests, testing from a users perspective. These tests may be scenario based or capability based. You will also develop new automated tests or enhance existing automated tests with each major delivery to the customer to incorporate the delivered capabilities into the regression tests.

As part of the System Test Team, you will perform tests in the classified lab environment at the Santa Clara, CA facility. Some remote work is possible.

In addition to your role as a member of the System Team, you may support the test activities of Agile development teams. These teams include both application teams that are developing new system behavior and the Information Assurance (IA) team.

While testing is the primary responsibility, you will perform non-test activities, as needed and able, to support the overall focus and commitment of the team.


You will:
  • Learn legacy TMPC system behavior
  • Learn program processes and procedures
  • Develop and execute manual and automated tests following team/project conventions to verify new system capabilities and bug fixes based on system change definitions (change packages)
  • Report test findings and document new errors per team/project conventions
  • Install builds on target hardware using the specified installation media and written installation procedures and perform new installation checkout tests
  • Understand TMPC hardware configurations and applications/capabilities for each configuration
  • Provide or validate estimates for assigned tasks
  • Contribute to the evolution of the team/project standards and conventions
  • Participate in Agile ceremonies (e.g., Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-up)

Optionally, you will:
  • Develop and execute manual tests in support of an Agile development team
  • Support testing of security/IA upgrades on a quarterly basis
  • Participate in formal demonstrations with the customer at the Santa Clara facility


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-06-27 Expires: 2023-10-01

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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