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Jacobs Software Test Engineer - TS/SCI with Polygraph REQUIRED in Elkridge, Maryland

Critical Mission Solutions

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Jacobs provides innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Jacobs is seeking a Software Test Engineer who will support a large ongoing software development effort for DOD customers. This positions will be located in Elkridge, MD.

The qualified candidate should also have strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills with a keen attention to detail.

Description of Work - Software Test Engineer

  • Development of detailed test plans with expected results for each defect, new feature, or system modification as assigned.

  • Development of, and refining and disseminating the overall test strategy for the program. Preparing test documentation. Review requirements. Execution of regression tests.

  • Produce complex test cases which include test scenario, test data setup, test steps and expected results for each functional area - to include "happy path" testing (positive) to exercise expected functionality, as well as error path test cases (negative) to ensure errors are handled gracefully with the goal to facilitate system delivery without high severity problems.

  • Multitask capability in design, implementation, and integration of software with ability to independently execute complex software development tasks.

  • Define business and functional requirements through user stories in Team Foundation Server (TFS). User stories are similar to use cases and should contain enough information so that the development team can break down the user stories into smaller, testable requirements.

  • Produce requirement test case traceability matrices that will map all functional requirements to test cases to ensure maximum test coverage.

  • Create test cases as described within the Test Plan which documents the Test Team's approach to ensuring all requirements are met. Test cases are created to ensure that the program functionality works as it is designed for each build.

  • Ensure efficient production of deliverables using industry standards and repeatable processes.

  • Execute a series of tests in order to validate the integration of the requirements.

  • Identify discrepancies when the system does not meet the expected results.


Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • Security + Certification (8570 Compliant)

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 4 -5 years experience

  • Experience with Team Foundation Server

  • Experience working in an Agile Environment

  • Experience with Selenium Framework

  • TS/SCI CI Poly

Desired Requirements (nice to have but not required):

Essential Functions (Please review each of the 5 sections and make sure it matches the needs of your vacancy):

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.