Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin

System Test Engineering Associate R_00004574

System Engineer in Austin, TX

Posted 2019-11-20

Job Description:

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.

Job Details:

Assist in the definition, development, and implementation of test programs and processes.

Assist in the development, and implementation of automating test programs and processes.

Generate and execute test cases.

Prepare 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.

Other related tasks 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. Experience with hardware black box testing.Experience with signal quality 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.

About ARL:UT
Applied Research Laboratories, the University of Texas at Austin (ARL:UT), is a Department of Defense University-Affiliated Research Center (UARC). Since 1945, ARL:UT has been engaged in sponsored research dedicated to improving our national security through applications of acoustics, electromagnetics, and information sciences. As the largest and one of the oldest research units of the university and a member of the Vice President for Research portfolio, ARL:UT is highly engaged in the three traditional roles of a major university - research, education, and public service.

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Company summary

ARL:UT is home to some of the world’s most advanced research teams in the areas of acoustics, electromagnetics, and information sciences. Our sponsors include branches of the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, NIH, and agencies from the Intelligence Community.

Research and development professionals make up the majority of ARL:UT's total staff of approximately 750, and opportunities exist for all degree-level candidates in aerospace, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering, as well as in computer science, physics, and mathematics.


ARL:UT offers relocation packages, exceptional benefits, staff education programs, and a casual work environment. Employees enjoy the added benefit of living in the dynamic city of Austin.The culture here supports a high quality of life and fosters creativity and innovation. Our facility is located at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus and located directly across the street from an area known as the Domain; a great outdoor shopping and restaurant area. The campus offers it's own onsite amenities such as dining option(s), workout area and other perks. Each year during the December holiday season the laboratory closes (with the exception a skeleton crew) for a typical 1 week minimum with paid holiday time off. ARL:UT will be expanding into a new multi-story building during the next few years and experiencing a time of great growth and opportunity for job seekers.

Tech Stack

Java, C, C++, Python, Linux

Interview process

Candidates are considered to have officially applied for the position once they complete the job application instructions/process (per the job posting). Candidates will typically be screened 1-2 times via phone and then interviewed onsite.

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