General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Sr. Software Test Analyst in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 19426BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Sr. Software Test Analyst

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Software Test Analyst to join the GA-ASI: Mission Systems division, directly supporting the Software Test group, here in San Diego, CA (Rancho Bernardo). Work is slated to start in mid-August 2018.


  • Verify and validate requirements for multiple software and hardware products throughout the software life cycle.

  • Produce test plans, test procedures, and test reports for the associated test activities. In some cases, the test documentation will only require updates and maintenance as part of existing or similar programs.

  • Attend regular project meetings as a test representative to provide inputs and feedback on project related activities.

  • Communicate status, risks, or concerns to project engineers and other important project stakeholders for complete project visibility. The candidate will also need to regularly communicate with software and systems engineers to provide feedback on work products from those groups, as well as ensure that there is a clear understanding of the scope of work that will be tested as part of the V&V process. This includes the communication of issues that are discovered in the V&V phase.

  • Write clear and executable test procedures, and be able to use simulation tools inside an established framework.

  • Constant dedication to improve software testing in an ever changing environment.

  • Conduct software inspection, testing, verification, and validation.

  • Review software design and change specifications to ensure software testing measures meet acceptable reliability standards and program objectives.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors degree in computer science, information systems or a related discipline and nine or more years of professional software quality analyst experience. Equivalent professional quality analyst experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

  • Must have a detailed understanding of software quality analysis concepts, theory, and operations.

  • Must be customer focused and possess the ability to develop solutions to a variety of non-routine problems.

  • Must have strong verbal and written communications and presentations skills to accurately document and report findings to a variety of audiences

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with software and systems engineers to meet common objectives.

  • Previous experience using Microsoft Visual Studio and TFS is desired.

  • Previous experience with Microsoft Test Manager is desired.

  • Previous experience with unit or automated testing and test development is desired.

  • Previous experience working with the Department of Defense (DOD) on airborne payloads such as Radar, Electronic Warfare, or Electro-Optical systems is desired.

  • Previous experience with one or more of the following programming languages is desired: C, C++, C#, XML.

  • Previous experience with updating and streamlining test processes is desired.

  • An understanding of software development within a multi-tiered project environment is desired.

  • Knowledge of mission planning concepts and existing mission planning systems is desired.

  • DOORS experience is desired.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required. (Requires U.S. Citizenship and no criminal or credit issues.)

  • *Work is slated to start Mid-August 2018*

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.