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Test Engineer Lead

San Antonio, TX · Information Technology
Clearance Level: Top Secret with SCI and eligibility
Education: Some College
Location: San Antonio, TX
Travel: 0 - 10%


We are seeking a Lead Test Engineer to support our team in San Antonio, TX.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Leads teams of Agile Test Engineers matrix-ed across multiple cross functional software development and engineering and architecture teams
  • Performs Agile testing in support of Software Development within SAFe and DevSecOps software development environments following Scrum practices
  • Coaches and trains less experienced test engineers and other team members in agile testing best practices
  • Contributes to a cross-functional software development teams through internal and external testing
  • Devises Agile testing plans, methods, and equipment to assure reliability of product in conjunction with product design and specifications.
  • Leads Planning and arranging the labor, schedules, and equipment required for testing and evaluating standard and special devices.
  • Works with Test Automation Engineers to automate functional and regression testing
  • Provides test area with parameters for sample testing and specifies tests to be performed.
  • Compiles data and defines changes required in testing equipment, testing environment, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements.
  • Responsible for testing all customer samples and for special tests that cannot be performed in the test area.
  • Consults with the System Engineering, development, external testing teams, and/or system operators to coordinate and test applications.
  • Performs analysis, diagnostics, and preliminary evaluations of products.
  • Evaluates developer testing and provides recommendations to improve unit and integration testing
  • Develops test plans, design descriptions, scripts, scenarios, functional tests, regression tests, and deployment tests.
  • Implements the testing processes and ensures all test activities follow those processes.
  • Performs hands on software testing in accordance with testing processes
  • Produces reports on each test activity and tracks test metrics.
  • Monitors for continual test process improvement through failure analysis, throughput analysis, yield analysis, and reports to management periodically
  • Develops program testing strategies and coordinates with developmental and operational test organizations as a member of program's Integrated Test Team (ITT)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT or relavent field with 8 years experieice, or Masters degree and 6 years experience. 
  • Active Secret ability to obtain Top Secret with SCI Eligibility
  • Experience testing network or computer security monitoring systems
  • Experience testing Linux (RHEL) based systems
  • Experience testing systems utilizing SQL and non-SQL databases such as MongoDB, ElasticSearch (ELK), and mySQL
  • Experience with UI/UX, API, QA, regression, functional and non-functional testing 
  • Experience writing Test Plans, Test Design Descriptions, Test Reports and Deficiency Reports
  • Ability to work on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative
  • Confidence and knowledge to determine and pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results for multiple teams


  • Experience integrating test into CI/CD Pipeline using GitLabs, Jenkins or similar tools
  • Experience using Jira, Confluence and Zephyr
  • Experience performing Test Automation
  • Experience coordinating with independent testing organizations (Air Force Developmental and Operational test organizations)
  • Experience working with a variety of software engineers, application developers, other engineering disciplines ans stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible, Helm or other Micro-Service related technologies
  • Working knowledge of Python, Angular,
  • ISTQB Advance Technical Test Analyst certification or Agile testing related certification 
  • Experience with SAFe and Scrum


  • Certifications: ISTQB CTFL certification required within 6 months
  • 8570/8140 IAT Level II certification required withing 6 months
Talent @ AMS
AMS Technologies

Please contact us with any questions:


(w) 410-840-7358

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