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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Mar 10, 2023

Job Description

Design and develop solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions. Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII-NNS), is seeking a QA Test Engineer that has functional/configuration/customization knowledge of the TeamCenter software suite. The ideal candidate is technically minded, inquisitive, curious, detail oriented, quick-learning, and ultimately interested in becoming a functional expert and quality gate of software developed/delivered by our agile team. Team Center and interface experience is preferred as is experience with UI based test automation tools. 

In this role, you will join a team of IT professionals dedicated to designing and building information systems to support construction of some of the largest and most complex products in the world. Our IT systems process information across Engineering, Planning, Operations and Manufacturing. We are the sole designer and builder of U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy Submarines. 

The ideal candidate will work as a member of a highly productive and engaged agile team to review user stories, requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback for test considerations.  Typical responsibilities include the following:
•    Creating detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases 
•    Estimating, prioritizing, planning and coordinating testing activities as part of the agile software development lifecycle 
•    Designing, developing and executing re-useable and scalable automation scripts using UI based automation tools
•    Ability to understand and use XML, Microsoft Access, and Excel for managing large sets of data
•    Identifying, documenting, recording, and tracking defects/bugs and working with the internal and external teams to understand and resolve (NNS custom development and vendor introduced defects and bugs).  Shepherd development and external resources through defect resolution. 

•    Performing thorough regression testing (manual and/or automated) when bugs are resolved 
•    Assisting software engineers in defining and building in-code unit tests with a test driven development approach
•    Developing and applying testing processes for new and existing product development to meet customer needs
•    Monitoring debugging process results and automation script failures
•    Staying up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies 

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of experience. Master's Degree and 3 years of experience. Ph.D. and 0 years of experience. 10 years of related exempt experience can be substituted for Bachelor's degree. 8 years of non-related exempt experience can be substituted for Bachelor's degree.  12 years of relevant non-exempt, Manufacturing, Military, Shipbuilding or Trades experience can be substituted for Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Qualifications

We are looking for team members who are self-motivating, self-aware, self-disciplined, and self-improving. The following is a list of preferred knowledge, skills and abilities: 

•    Customer service-oriented attitude, desire to help others succeed
•    Quality first mindset 
•    UI based test automation experience (Worksoft, Tricentis, Trissential is a plus) 
•    Ability to listen and communicate well, and a desire and eagerness to learn
•    Willingness to stretch in leadership development, mentorship, and technical aptitude 
•    Preferred knowledge or understanding of 
o    Working with large sets of data
o    General understating of Data Configuration Management
o    Engineering, shipbuilding or manufacturing processes 
o    Agile methodology applied to the software development lifecycle
o    Test processes, tools and strategies (automated unit test principles, test driven development, regression testing, and UI-based test automation tools) 
o    Bug/defect tracking and resolution
o    DevOps concepts and principles
o    Siemens Team Center

  • Req ID: 30970 
  • Department: T55 SOLUTIONS DEV 
  • Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 
  • Travel Required: No 
  • Shift: 1st 
  • Relocation: No relocation assistance available 
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree 
  • Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes - Occasional or hybrid telework available 
  • US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 
  • Clearance Type: No - Clearance Not Required to Start  

Who We Are - About HII 


Working at HII is more than a job - it’s an opportunity to build a future. We offer comprehensive benefits including: medical, prescription drug, dental and vision plan choices, on-site health centers, tele-medicine, wellness resources, employee assistance programs, savings plan options (401K), financial education and planning tools, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, early childhood and post-secondary education scholarships, and more. Some benefits may vary depending on your specific division or work location.


HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

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