Software Test Engineer [2023-001]


ITS is seeking a highly motivated Software Test Engineer that works with minimal supervision/guidance to support the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) program.

The candidate should have experience and knowledge with software testing, the ability to think critically and a proven track record of responsible task ownership and reliable execution. The candidate will work as a software tester as part of a larger team supporting the critical system used by the National Weather Service to successfully achieve their mission on a daily basis of protecting lives and property.

As the AWIPS Test Engineer, you will interface with the whole SDLC team and ensure the quality of the release delivered to the customer.?

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Executing and tracking status of tests throughout the lifecycle of a release.

• Participation in Agile scrum teams which include cross-functional members of the team.

• Collaboration with our NWS partners on system functionality as it pertains to requirements of the system.

• Maintaining the test suite, both automated and manual test cases.

• Assisting with investigations into issues reported in production for root cause isolation

Required Skills:


• Four (4) or more years directly related to software testing.

• Working knowledge and understanding of a Linux OS.

• Background in weather or weather based systems.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills in the English language.


• Experience with Test-Driven-Development (TDD)

• Working knowledge of JavaScript, Python and Bash Scripting.

• Demonstrated personal ownership of job responsibilities.

• Working knowledge, at a minimum, of the following: Redmine workflow management tool; Remedy Service management application; GIT distributed version-control system Command Line Interface (not GIT Hub web UI); Gerrit code collaboration tool, Jenkins automation server; SonarQube; QF-Test)

• Understanding of SAFe principles, especially with regards to test approach.

• Understanding of testing principles and tools

Bachelor of Science, BS in a Math, Science or Engineering related field

4+ years of Software Testing

Silver Spring, MD

Public Trust Eligible


In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role is $85,00

U.S. Citizenship is required. EOE including disability/vet
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