Software Test Engineer
Alphaport, Inc. Edgewood, MD

Alphaport, Inc. has an immediate opening for a full-time Senior Software Test Engineer at a client facility in Edgewood, MD.


  • Provide program and strategic planning necessary for major milestone acquisition programs, including development of sustainment strategies and project plans.

  • Lead all IT and cybersecurity efforts, to include leading Working-level IPT (WIPT) meetings relative to IT and cybersecurity. In addition, manage all action items and products that result from the WIPT.

  • Write IT-relevant performance specification requirements (i.e., open architecture design specification requirements, net-ready specification requirements, and interface requirements) that describe program connections to external systems (e.g., radios, cabling, etc.).

  • Develop and maintain the software, cybersecurity, and interoperability portions of the program’s integrated master schedule that has been drafted by the program office, including all established program milestones, reviews, submittals, deliveries, and other significant events and activities necessary to relate planning to performance and cost objectives for the program. The IMS inputs shall identify the critical path(s) necessary for program/project success and provide direct linkages, as appropriate, to the other functional areas (e.g., test, systems engineering, etc.). Update the schedule when required to ensure it completely and accurately reflects program status. In addition, analyze the schedule to detect actual or potential problem areas which impact scheduled program activities and events, and provide risk management recommendations for solutions.

  • Ensure traceability, consistency, and alignment of IT and cybersecurity items between Request for Proposal (RFP) packages, Test and Evaluation Master Plans (temps), and Systems Engineering Plans (seps).

  • Provide IT-related inputs to program Performance Work Statements (pwss) in order to describe reasonable requirements for program software and cybersecurity development.

  • Develop test plans, as part of the program TEMP, for any unique software, interoperability, and/or cybersecurity testing required.

  • Directly facilitate the conduct of program technical review assessments; specifically, anything that is unique to software (e.g., software baselines, etc.).

  • Directly facilitate development and execution trade-off analyses to support optimization of system capabilities.

  • Deliver schedule- and risk-related concerns at the different stages of design and fielding.

  • Ensure that, upon development contract award, the Prime(s) are using the best software and cybersecurity practices, adequately executing the software program, and progressing appropriately with respect to both systems engineering and test and evaluation activities.

  • Develop and review the delivery requirements for all draft software-, cybersecurity-, and interoperability-related Contract Data Requirements List (cdrls), providing input to the Assistant Program Manager and functional leads regarding the timing of these deliveries from the development contractor(s).

  • Deliver briefings on program software, cybersecurity, and interoperability to the Assistant Program manager and systems engineering, test and evaluation, and logistics managers.

  • Support the Assistant Program Manager and Leads for test and evaluation and systems engineering in all meetings. Directly facilitate the preparation of meeting (e.g., announcements and agendas, etc.); attend and participate in the meetings; develop meeting minutes which reflect the purpose, content, decisions, and tasks resulting from the meetings; and track after-action correspondence. In addition, provide presentation materials and publications (i.e., powerpoint, video, and CD-ROM presentations; charts; and other visual aids) for use during briefings and technical/programmatic exhibits and displays.

Education, Work Experience and Requirements

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline, as well as ten (10) years of general experience and six (6) years of relevant experience. Software engineering experience required.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline, as well as twelve (12) years of general experience and eight (8) years of relevant experience. Software engineering experience required.





Candidate must possess and be able to maintain a government security clearance at the Secret level.


Due to contract requirements, U.S. citizenship is required to obtain access to government facilities and systems.


Alphaport, Inc. is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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