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CACI International Mission Thread Test Lead in Fort Hood, Texas

Mission Thread Test Lead

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: Secret

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Local

CACI has an opening for a test engineer to support test events at the Central Technical Support Facility (CTSF) for integration, developmental testing, excursions and Army Interoperability Certification (AIC) at Fort Hood, TX in support of our customer, Project Manager Mission Command (PM MC). If you thrive in a challenging, fast-paced work environment with a variety of job duties, we invite you to consider this as your next career move.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Perform a wide range of test and evaluation services to verify and validate that PM MC products are compliant with program requirements and objectives, interoperability requirements, configuration management requirements, and similar Program-Wide responsibilities

  • As Universal Mission Thread (UMT) lead for PM MC, develop and review Product Change Requests (PCRs) to update UMTs, staff and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure a smooth update process, and review and vote on UMT weekly distributions of PCRs by the Architecture Integration and Management Division (AIMD)

  • As UMT lead, work with PM MC program shop thread representatives to ensure all new PCRs for MC systems have been implemented in accordance with PCR Lock Dates for AIC.

  • Assist with test support planning to include creation and maintenance of Daily Prep schedules leading up to AIC start dates

  • Plan for and participate in program system testing and events

  • Assist product office with evaluation of architecture changes and technical bulletin (TB) verifications

  • Reports issues to test lead and product office for visibility

  • Develop test strategies in collaboration with U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC)

  • Assist in acceptance testing, confidence testing, problem troubleshooting, field testing and lab-based risk reduction (LBRR) testing

  • Support test events at various locations to include but not limited to Aberdeen Proving Ground, CTSF (Ft Hood), Ft Sill, Ft Bliss and other locations as required (TDY if required)

  • Provide test support and documentation as needed for all Army Interoperability Center (AIC) testing, Integration and Interoperability Events (I2E)

  • Assist in the development, review and implementation of test plans, procedures and documentation to support various stages of testing for all initial and updated increments/releases

  • Translate system requirements into test cases

  • Provide technical support and test analysis for the troubleshooting, debugging and research of Test Incident Reports (TIRs)

  • Represent MC systems in Data Authentication Groups (DAGs) and Executive Scoring Conferences (ESCs) to discuss and close TIRs, coordinate with program shops for additional data

  • Provide support with training planning and scheduling

  • Produce daily status reports during AIC to include Observation Report status and Test Incident Report status, work with engineers to ensure closure as appropriate

  • Produce weekly status reports for team based on team member reports

  • Assist in the planning and execution of coordinated test programs and the preparation of Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPs)

You’ll Bring These Qualifications

  • Active U.S. Secret security clearance required

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Computer Science or Information Technology or similar) and at least 3 years of experience OR an Associates Degree and at least 7 years of experience OR no degree and at least 9 years of experience.

  • Experience with UMT processes, UMT content, and UMT schedules

  • An understanding of AIC architecture

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and customer service expertise

These Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have

  • An understanding of PM MC system capabilities and hardware/software configurations and be familiar with the currently fielded systems.

  • Expert understanding of DODI 5000.02; AR 73-1; and Director, Operational Test and Evaluation policies

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.