Senior Automation Test Engineer
Overview: iDirectGov's hubs, satellite routers and network management software address the growing complexity of deploying and managing global IP networks. iDirect Government's specialized technology includes transmission security (TRANSEC), Communication Signal Interference Removal (CSIR (TM) ) anti-jam technology and Open Antenna Modem Interface Protocol (OpenAMIP). We bring innovation, integration and intelligence to satellite-based IP communications that government and military organizations trust. By providing quality certifications with the most bandwidth-efficient, scalable and highly secure platform, we have rapidly become the technology provider of choice for military and government-driven mission-critical applications. We are seeking for a team player with solid technical skills to work with our team of smart, creative, and dedicated engineering team-members. This position is based out of our Herndon, VA location with the option of a remote work schedule. The team member will have the responsibility to develop automated tests for our hardware/software products running on hybrid clouds. The ideal candidate will have a background in Python programming, Linux OS, good communication skills, and the ability to learn quickly. We value creativity, problem solving, logical thinking, teamwork, and enthusiasm for new technologies. You will work independently as well as collaboratively with developers, managers, scrum masters, and product owners. Responsibilities: Develops automated regression tests in Python using a custom framework built on Pytest and Jenkins pipelines. Designs, develops, and documents automated test suites for features, system operation, and system performance. Integrates automated tests with software/firmware build pipelines. Performs manual testing and troubleshoots with developers as needed. Provides support to our Engineering team. Works within an Agile development environment and participates in quarterly planning, various scrum meetings, and other meetings as needed. Qualifications: 5+ years of experience in software development Experience with Linux OS Experience with Python programming Experience with Docker containers and virtual machines Experience with source code control tools (Bitbucket, Github, etc.) Familiar with test frameworks (Pytest, Python unittest, etc.) Familiar with other scripting/programming languages (Bash, C/C++, etc.) Familiar with networking (packets, routing, protocols, etc.) Additional experience in the following areas is a plus Network testing tools (Spirent, Wireshark, Tcpdump, Iperf, etc.) Knowledge of object-oriented programming Digital/RF communication Amazon Web Services, or other cloud services Bitbucket, Jenkins, Artifactory Jenkins pipelines Linux / Windows system administration Education: BS or MS in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or other technical field. Clearance: Active DoD security clearance or ability to obtain a secret level DoD clearance. Travel: 0-5% iDirect Government is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status.