Defensive Cyber Operations for Space (DCO-S)

Provide Test Automation support for SMC/ECXCO to provide the U.S. Space Force (USSF) with Defensive Cyber Operations for Space (DCO-S) capabilities to protect the U.S. Space Enterprise. Assist the SMC/ECXCO in the execution of an agile-based program to rapidly perform system development, acquisition, fielding, and product support across multiple DCO-S product lines. Utilize the Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) Pipeline to enable rapid software development practices with automated unit testing and a high percentage of code coverage

Provide engineering support and expertise to identify and resolve complex problems across the DCO-S Detect Product Line. Apply software testing subject matter expertise to facilitate the software development lifecycle and achieve DCO-S program development priorities. Provide support to develop and document development and testing processes.

Required Skills:

• 5+ years of relevant experience directly related to test automation design and implementation

• In-depth understanding of functional testing and security testing practices and techniques

• Experience with Software Quality Assurance, Software Test Automation, and Software Hardening and Cybersecurity Testing practices

• Apply DevSecOps principles following software quality assurance, software test automation, and software hardening and cybersecurity testing practices to deliver secure code and applications

• Experience with Robot Framework, Selenium, and Fortify

• Experience with modern CI/CD Pipelines and Software Factory initiatives

• Experience developing software and test automation in agile-based programs

• Develop unit test plans for developed software and conduct automated software unit testing

• Provide support to developmental and operational testing for the DCO-S ‘Detect’ Product Line

• Analyze, interpret, and document test data and prepare technical reports (to include recommendations) for use by engineering and management personnel

• Provide Engineering support with relevant Enterprise level data and processing center expertise, collaborate with software engineers and other scientists in design and testing of computer hardware, circuits, and related components in support of the Detect Product Line

• Experience with Scripting and Programming Languages: Bash, Java, JavaScript, Python, JSON, Perl, R, HTML, CSS, PHP, C++, C#

• Experience testing Applications/Frameworks: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana (ELK Stack), React.js, React Native

• Experience testing with unstructured data using NoSQL and MongoDB and relational data using MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and Oracle

• Experience testing software for Web and Cloud-based systems

• Experience testing with Unix, Linux, Ubuntu Server, Arch Linux, and Fedora Core Linux

Desired Skills:

• Knowledge/experience with Containerized (Kubernetes, Docker) software implementations

• Knowledge/experience with Virtualized (VMware) implementations

• Experience developing solutions using Amazon Web Services (AWS)

• Knowledge/experience with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmarks

• Agile SAFe Training and Certification

• Experience with Software Configuration Management

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline with a Minimum of 5 years of Software Development and Testing experience, or Master’s Degree with a Minimum of 2 years of experience


Colorado Springs, CO

Must be U.S. Government Clearance Eligible


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