Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation/Bowhead Family of Companies Test Engineer - Mid/Senior Level in Norfolk, Virginia

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Bowhead has an exciting opportunity for a Mid-level Software Test Engineer. We have a full time, fully funded, position for a mid to senior-level Software Test Engineer supporting a program located in Norfolk, VA. The person filling this position will have

the following general duties:

• Supporting the development and updating of the program’s Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) and Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans (QASP)

• Developing and executing use cases and test scripts for test and evaluation (T&E).

• Drafting, reviewing, and updating the program’s T&E Working Integrated Product Team (WIPT) Charter.

• Developing developmental and operational acceptance plans, development and coordination of all statutory and regulatory test reports and assessments.

• Provide consulting on overall policy and guidance in the areas of test planning, execution, planning and oversight as well as required test documents

• Assisting with the system test and evaluation requirements to ensure that these requirements are clear, unambiguous, and testable.

• Providing technical support to system testing and review test results and test reports --- verifying any fix actions taken to correct test failures.

• Providing technical support for T&E test reviews, test readiness reviews (TRR), and technical meetings.

• Performing in-depth analyses of system, subsystem, equipment and software deficiencies and provide recommendations for corrective actions.

• Assisting with development of government test reports.

• Reviewing vendor-prepared test reports to verify effectiveness and suitability.

• Assisting with development of technical risk assessments.

• Providing technical support to assist leaders in acquisition decision making – including evaluation of vendor test result, assessing technical and schedule risk based upon test results.

• Generate weekly activity reports on progress toward established goals and issues encountered in achieving progress


The successful candidate will have all the REQUIRED qualifications. We are particularly looking for candidates who have all of the REQUIRED and, at least, some of the DESIRED qualifications.


• Current SECRET or higher clearance

• Bachelor’s degree in related field (an additional four years of specific experience may substitute for the degree)

• 5-8 years of experience providing systems engineering (SE) support in a DoD acquisition environment

• 4 years’ test and evaluation (T&E) support in a DoD acquisition environment

• Experience with the development of TEMPs, test plans, technical risk assessments, and test reports

• Systems analysis experience needed to trace root causes of test failures and a track record of making viable, actionable recommendations

• Effective communicator, both verbally and in writing

• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications

• Ability to work independently as a member of an integrated government-contractor team


• DAU certification in Test and Engineering (Level II or III)

• Experience supporting the Navy Acquisition Community in this type of role

• Experience performing T&E in a Defense Business Systems (DBS).

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must currently hold and be able to maintain a security clearance at the Secret level. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background

history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving

course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska

Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained

within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not

be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources

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UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively,

the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies

for government contracting.

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