Test Engineer

Posted Date 3 days ago(9/23/2022 9:58 AM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Full Time
Portal Location : Location
US-VA-Hampton Roads


Noblis MSD’s mission is to support the Product Manager of Army Watercraft Systems (PM AWS) with the Life Cycle Management of the Army Watercraft Fleet through engineering and safety analysis, design support, technical support, configuration management, maintenance engineering, quality assurance, integrated logistics support, test asset installation, program management, new equipment training, milestone documentation, obsolescence management, and business case analysis.


Noblis MSD is seeking a Test Engineer.




  • Responsible for development of program’s Test & Evaluation (T&E) strategy, approach, process, schedule, and resource requirements
  • Manage the implementation of an evaluation methodology and framework for product/system under test
  • Develop detailed test plans and procedures; identify and coordinate with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to obtain specific or unique test procedures and processes to develop detailed test plans
  • Responsible for the day-to-day test activities at major test site(s) (e.g. Aberdeen Test Center, Joint Base Langley Eustis), including resolution of test execution issues, chairing of recurring test update meetings, contractor lead to on-site test representatives, tracking of test progress, coordination of test personnel support, coordinating test equipment requirements, and provide daily reports/Situational Reports (SITREPS) to leadership
  • Obtain test costs from both Government and commercial test facilities, and negotiate costs and scope; manage test cost, schedule, scope and risk throughout the program lifecycle; generate technical documentation in support of Milestone Decisions and Material Release
  • Review contractor SOVT (System Operational Verification Test) and SIL (System Integration Laboratory) Test Plans; provide comments and recommendation for approval/rejection to the project’s Assistant Program Manager
  • Work as part of an Integrated Product Team (IPT) that includes product management, logistics, engineering, contracting, and multiple external Government organizations such as Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Capabilities Manager (TCM), various Government Program Management Offices and defense industry partners
  • Analyze operational system performance and trace capabilities to the requirement in order to ensure the desired objective is achieved
  • Provide technical advice and knowledge of program, system engineering and value management technologies
  • Develop and present data for reviews to provide timely and accurate reporting and program status to internal/external elements
  • Integrate program management processes to align with engineering standards and perform effective execution and compliance with established program decisions
  • Coordinate ATEC involvement, support, testing, and approval requirements needed to obtain key program/project support documents including Safety Releases, Safety Confirmation, Evaluation Reports (i.e. Operational Test Agency (OTA) Milestone Assessment Report, OTA Evaluation Report, Capabilities and Limitations Report)




BSCS, BSEE or equivalent; minimum of 10 years experience

5+ years of experience in system testing and/or quality assurance

Possession of, or ability to obtain, DoD security clearance

Experience in an ISO9001 or other similarly regulated environment preferred

ABS, SOLAS and Army Watercraft Systems experience preferred

Client Engagement

• Begin developing relationships one level up and two levels down. Identify and support opportunities to expand project scope beyond current deliverable and actively share information about clients’ emerging support needs and trends with team members and management.
· Participate on proposals


With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Noblis seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Noblis.  Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, Noblis MSD and Noblis + Mikros Systems tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace.


Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


Noblis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Noblis will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact employee-relations@noblis.org

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