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Software Developer Engineering in Test (SDET)- UT

Layton, Utah

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General Atomics pioneers technologies with the potential to change the world. Behind a talented global team of engineers, GA delivers safe, sustainable, and economical solutions to meet growing global demands. Our Engineers have an opportunity to work on first of a kind product lines within an incredible, dynamic environment.

Engineering positions typically require a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience. Candidates from mechanical, electrical, and aerospace engineering backgrounds must know the fundamentals of engineering system developments, requirements, testing, and integration before getting to the final stages of customer interface and project management.

  • Schedule: Full-Time Hourly

  • Job Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)

  • Travel: 0 - 25

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Date posted 01/13/2022 Job ID 34846BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Software Developer Engineering in Test (SDET)- UT City Layton State Utah Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hourly

Job Summary
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Software Development Engineer to join GA-ASI as a member of the Software Development Engineering in Test (SDET) team.

  • Determine requirements and specifications for establishing state-of-the-art infrastructure for automated testing of microservices-based and WPF-based applications.
  • Formulate detailed plans for building out our automated testing infrastructure. In addition to program design, this includes determining language, platform, software tools, and resource requirements.
  • Help design, implement, validate and document our testing infrastructure.
  • Implement automated test cases to help verify complex software built using microservices or Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).
  • Assist in planning for future improvements of our testing infrastructure and automated tests driven by new developments in software tools.
  • Maintain and update testing applications and automated tests to keep pace with the evolving environment.
  • Work closely with software development teams to provide feedback about their products and to help them resolve issues.
  • Attend regular project meetings as appropriate to provide status, collect feedback, and stay informed as to how best we can serve the software development community.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
Job Qualifications:
  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related discipline and progressive software development experience as follows: four or more years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree or two or more years of experience with a Master’s degree. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • Must have an excellent understanding of software development concepts, principles, and theory and demonstrate the ability to follow and apply the use of programming and analysis concepts.
  • Must have a good understanding of software quality analysis concepts, theory, and operations.
  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.
  • Good communication, computer, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other professionals, to produce appropriate documentation, and to present results to a broad audience.
  • Previous experience with environments and tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Git, and Jenkins.
  • Previous experience with object-oriented design and development and one or more of the following programming languages: C#, C++, C, and XML.
  • Previous experience with automated testing and test development is strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience developing or testing software built using WPF and/or microservices is desired.
  • Previous experience developing UI tests using CodedUI or WinAppDriver is desired.
  • The ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential.
  • Ability to work extended hours and travel as required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret
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  • Healthcare

  • Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans

  • Competitive Pay

  • Multiple product lines means a variety of work

  • Paid Time Off

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“The company is growing, has a very good reputation and had open positions in my area of expertise (aircraft design/design methodology development).”
– Peter, Senior Staff Engineer
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“We don't ascribe to quotas; we do ascribe to securing the BEST talent to enrich our culture toward healthy diversification and active/viable community service. We are STEM advocates.”
– Debra, CSSBB: Staff Engineer
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“Every day is different, with different problems to solve and many programs to support. I am a problem solver and have always been motivated by the tough questions.”
– Scott, Laser Scientist
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“I work in the Components Engineering and Obsolescence Management Dept. Our efforts are saving General Atomics several millions of dollars by proactively leading and informing the company of all these decisions which significantly impact production, sustainment and new designs.”
– John, Staff Engineer

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