Our Vacancies

Early careers

RDI - Software Test Engineer

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location
  • Goleta, CA

Job Description

Ricardo Defense is developing the next generation of software-based maintenance tools and has an opening for a Software Analyst/Test Engineer. This Software Analyst/Test Engineer will ensure we clearly understand our customer requirements and verify solutions to meet near-term realization expectations. We are looking for a Software Analyst/Test Engineer that will help define technology updates and new feature requirements for RD software automated test solutions. This Software Analyst/Test Engineer will support a large, ongoing software development effort.

What You Will Do:
This Software Analyst/Test Engineer will be responsible for the overall quality of web-based and desktop product suite. The Software Test Engineer performs software and documentation quality efforts and operates independently of the software engineering group to ensure impartial evaluation of work products. The Software Test Engineer develops the software test plan for the suite of products. The Software Test Engineer works with the Lead who coordinates the testing activities, resources and personnel. The Software Test Engineer develops automated test applications for continuous integration, build and test environments.

Qualifications We Value:

Software product development experience that spans the entire development lifecycle

Experience writing test plans and test descriptions following DoD practices

Experience with automated test creation

Familiarity with XML, Document Type Definitions (DTD), and XML Schema Definitions (XSD)

Familiarity with one or more of the following package management systems: NuGet, NPM, And Apache Maven

Takes initiative in identifying technical gaps, learning and applying new concepts

Experience developing product-level operational concepts, use cases, requirements and interfaces for software products

Team player - Comfortable performing engineering development in a fast-paced, team environment

Good communicator - Strong written and oral communication skills

Self-starter - assumes full responsibility for completion of assigned tasks

Essential Qualifications:

Must be able to pass a United States Government background investigation

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, engineering science, computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics

Minimum of one year of experience in automated testing of applications

Direct working experience with customers

Problem solving, analysis, and debugging in a server environment

Ricardo Defense offers an impressive compensation and benefits package including:




Company Paid Life and AD&D

Company Paid Short Term and Long-Term Disability

Flexible Spending Accounts

401k with Company Match

Paid holidays, vacation and sick days

About Us:
Ricardo Defense is a full-service engineering and technology firm that develops customized solutions for government and commercial organizations. Ricardo Defense combines experience, skill, and innovation to bring together leading-edge technologies and engineering to customers who require mission-critical systems. Our core capabilities include designing complex embedded systems and technology-enabled business management solutions.