Systems Test Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-Point Mugu
Req No.
Regular Full-Time
Clearance Level
Top Secret


Brandes Associates Inc. (BAI), a Defense contractor, seeks Systems Test Engineers with 3-10 years experience for classified programs, working onsite at Point Mugu Naval Air Station in Camarillo, CA.



$90,000.00 USD to $130,000.00 USD is the typical annual salary range for this position. Salary will be based on current qualifications, directly related experience, geographic location, and possible contractual requirements which could fall outside of this range.


  • The position involves testing multiple computer systems, operating systems, and application software packages in a classified networked environment; managing the test projects to include determining the test methodology, executing the tests, and writing test plans and reports; participating in systems design, integration, and troubleshooting; and contributing to advanced technology development


  • Participate in systems requirements discussions and Engineering Design Reviews to help drive systems design and the implementation of test methodologies and guidelines
  • Review technical architecture documents, design and user documentation, product specifications and requirements; identify documentation defects and suggest corrections
  • Determine resource and equipment needs for systems integration and test; provide labor and schedule estimates for product support; prioritize tasking to support customer schedules
  • Develop systems and software test procedures, write test plans, and create test cases based on requirements and design documentation
  • Participate in system installation and configuration; diagnose, analyze, and solve problems discovered during system setup and developmental testing
  • Execute systems tests to verify design and requirements implementation to include quick-look, functional, regression, and scenario-based testing
  • Assess compliance with requirements, design goals, security, systems performance, and usability; identify systems and software defects and analyze their causes
  • Document hardware and software systems malfunctions and defects using a bug tracking system; report defects to systems developers; track, test, and report on defect resolution
  • Run Systems Engineering Review Boards to discuss, analyze, and disposition reported defects
  • Assess systems, project, and schedule risks and help develop mitigation plans
  • Write comprehensive test reports documenting test results and systems anomalies; provide end-user suitability recommendations; manage the test reports through the approval process; draft supporting documentation capturing the entire test effort
  • Prepare, execute, and evaluate enhanced developmental test events involving end-user participation
  • Work at the customer's site with government personnel to ensure program success 



  • Between 3 to 10 years of experience performing the duties described under “Responsibilities”
  • Must be a self-starter, comfortable working independently, but also a team player with good communication skills. Strong time management skills required; must be organized and detail oriented


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