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Senior Test Engineer

Company: VT iDirect
Location: Herndon
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

ST Engineering iDirect continues to fuel its engineering growth and seeks an innovative, creative Test Engineer who is ready for the challenges, responsibilities, and rewards that come with working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment. ST Engineering iDirect is dedicated to providing next generation solutions for broadband IP networking via satellite networks. As the leading innovators in this new space, our diverse and talented team of Internet, satellite and telecommunications professionals continues to break new ground and create significant opportunities for network operators, for service providers and resellers, and for corporate networking professionals.
Candidates must have a strong technical background and be capable of coming up to speed on new technologies quickly. Good communication skills, great problem solving skills, and the ability to work both individually and collaboratively in a team environment are required. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with the smartest team, and the very latest technology, then this is the job for you!

  • 3+ years of industry experience in test engineering.
  • Design, develop, and document comprehensive test plans for all iDirect products.
  • Coordinate and participate in system level testing activities including test planning, execution, and reporting.
  • Perform setup of test scenarios, both hardware and software components, and perform troubleshooting as needed.
  • Evaluate and recommend third-party test tools and other software/hardware products to aid in the system test effort.
  • Attend and participate in system-level design meetings in order to address testing issues early in the software development process.
  • Create testing tools and scripts as needed to support system level testing activities.
  • Provide training and support as required to operations staff.
  • Lead small to mid-size projects, mentor junior staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    BS/MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Mathematics, or equivalent experience

    • Experience with Linux and other flavors of UNIX
    • Familiarity with IP Networking protocols and standards
    • Experience developing and maintaining comprehensive system test plans
    • Experience writing Linux shell scripts
    • Knowledge of TCP/IP, UDP, sockets, etc. and experience in network performance testing
    • Experience with Spectrum analyzer, multimeter
    • Experience with IP router performance test tools such as Spirent, iXia, tcpdump, wireshark etc.
    • Experience in telecom / Satcom industry is preferred.
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills.


      • Has a 'can do' attitude - willing to dive into and take ownership of critical design issues.
      • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
      • Must be able to analyze and solve technical problems.
      • Must be able to look under the hood to appreciate the low level functionality of the tools.
      • Must have strong interpersonal skills and be self-motivated.
      • Completes tasks in a timely manner.
      • Communicates effectively on a technical level.
      • Can work under pressure in high visibility situations.
      • Flexible - able to quickly adapt to changing conditions and make decisions based on incomplete data.
      • While we emphasis the ability to work in a team, the candidate must also be effective as a single contributor as the situation warrants.
      • Willing to take direction and follow sound software development processes.

Keywords: VT iDirect, Germantown , Senior Test Engineer, Engineering , Herndon, Maryland

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