Software Test Engineer


Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) delivers high-impact, technical solutions to complex national security issues. With over 50 years of business expertise and consistent growth, we are known for continuous innovation for our government customers, in both the US and abroad. Our exceptionally talented team is highly collaborative in spirit and practice, producing Results that Matter. Come work with the best! We offer opportunity, unique challenges, and clear-sighted commitment to the mission. SPA: Objective. Responsive. Trusted.

SPA's ORCA team is seeking Software Testers to contribute to the design and development of a family of large-scale defense and homeland security simulations. The successful candidate will be responsible for testing and evaluating applications and systems. The ideal candidate will have had experience testing and debugging software, and writing test plans.


Designing, executing, and debugging test plans of applications based on software requirements and technical specifications

Creating test cases and validating results against functional requirements

Detecting and identifying software failures so that defects may be discovered and corrected

Documenting results and generating historical analysis of applications’ state and stability

Documenting anomalies and defects in a maintained issue tracking database

Deploying, operating, and maintaining application test instances and/or networks

Ensuring compliance with general software development, testing, and maintenance best practices

Ensuring data integrity standards

Participating in application planning meetings

Evaluating software ease of usability and error handling procedures

Providing application instructions for users

Ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret with SCI eligibility

At SPA, we strive to deliver a robust total compensation package that will attract and retain the top talent. Elements of the compensation package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.

SPA provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, etc.

Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only. Salaries are commensurate with experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Salary pay range: $85,000-$125,000


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or other related field

At least 1 year of relevant software testing experience

Strong knowledge of QA methodologies, test plans, and debugging

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work independently and as part of the development team

Desired Qualifications

Experience using test and change management tools, such as Jira

Previous automated and integration testing experience

Job Type
Full Time
12 days ago

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