The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Engineering Scientist Associate - System Test Engineering Associate

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $5,666 - $6,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-06-12-01-4205
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Transcripts. References should be former employers. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


Develop, automate, and execute a test program for high level software and embedded systems with an emphasis on repeatability and efficiency with ongoing enhancements and refinements over repeated release cycles.

Essential Functions

Assist in the definition, development, and implementation of a software test program and processes. Assist in the development, and implementation of automating test program and processes. Generate and execute test cases. Preparation of test reports to ARL and sponsor personnel. Participate in project and requirement reviews. Provide technical interface to sponsors and other external organizations. Identify software and hardware resource requirements.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or other relevant technical degree. Experience with software and/or system test development and execution. Experience with various testing activities including test design, documentation, risk analysis, test automation, test results and reporting. Familiarity with modern system and software testing techniques. US Citizen: Subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position. Evidence of skills in the following areas: working with new technologies, being highly organized, planning and coordinating multiple tasks, effective time management, attention to detail, effective problem solving skills, using excellent judgment, working independently with sensitive and confidential information, maintaining a professional demeanor, working as a team member without daily supervision, effectively communicating with diverse groups of clients, working under pressure, accepting supervision and demonstrating regular/punctual attendance.

Preferred Qualifications

Two or more years full time direct experience with system software testing. Demonstrated ability in Python, C++, or other object oriented software development. Scripting with Python and bash. Experience with varied test techniques, such as TDD, BDD, Exploratory, and Context-Driven, etc. Work experience with software configuration management processes, e.g. CVS, Perforce, Git. Use of a test automation framework, COTS or home grown. Experience building and maintaining automated test scripts. Excellent written and verbal communication skills within a team environment including software developers. Experience with embedded system design and/or testing. Previous or current eligibility for access to classified information. Knowledge of TWiki/Foswiki. Experience with Linux/Unix as a work environment. Additional related coursework. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 with a 3.5 in major coursework.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Some weekend, evening and holiday work. Frequent use of manuals and books. Work in shared, windowless office space. Some intrastate/interstate travel.

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