Apr 08, 2024

Software Engineer (Quality Assurance Analyst and Tester)-Junior-Journeyman

$75,000 - $130,000 yearly
  • AMEWAS American Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc.
  • Hybrid (California, MD & Patuxent River, MD)
Full-Time Aerospace - Aviation Defense Government Information Technology Other

Job Description

AMEWAS is celebrating over 40 years of excellence in providing quality products, services and solutions to the Department of Defense (DoD), specializing in the scientific, engineering, and testing of the full spectrum of weapons development. We are headquartered in California, Maryland and operate satellite offices in Orlando, Florida and San Diego, California. 


At AMEWAS, you will find a diverse team of professionals that work to make a true difference in the operational support of our nation’s warfighters.  Our employees achieve success through continuous learning and high performance, and are consistently recognized by their customers and their peers. 


If you are ready to challenge yourself to do more, join our team today!


Be sure to check out the rest of our website at www.amewas.com to learn more about our company and our people.

The position:
AMEWAS, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated and talented Software Engineer (Quality Assurance Analyst and Tester)-Junior-Journeyman to support Battlespace Modeling & Simulation. The salary range of this position is $75,000.00 to $130,000.00, and is commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for hybrid work.

About the location: 
California, Maryland and Patuxent River, Maryland #1 City Hiring the Most High-Tech Workers (California-Lexington Park, Maryland). To learn more about our surrounding location, please visit: Visit St. Mary’s.

Position Background:
The Analysis, Debrief, and Test (ADT) Branch supports the development, integration, and testing of the Joint Simulation Environment (JSE) Technical Baseline (JTB) product suite. The software products comprising the JTB support modeling and simulation (M&S) environments; trainer systems; test and evaluation (T&E); analysis; live, virtual and constructive (LVC); research and development (R&D) activities for DoD agencies and its international partners. All products are government owned, developed and managed. The Next Generation Threat System (NGTS) is a continually evolving synthetic environment generator that supports multiple platform/services training, testing, analysis and research and development. The Global Reusable Interface Domain (GRID) is a high-performance, high-fidelity network library that provides physics-based interaction and propagation effects between all constructive and virtual entities in a simulated environment. The Weapon Server Common Environment (WSCE) provides real-time, high-fidelity kinetic weapon model flyouts and sensor modeling from on-rail support through launch to Endgame. The Simulation Control Executive (SCE) is an application coupled with a collection of JSE developed scripts used to start, stop, and monitor various simulation systems as well as manage and reset simulation applications. The Analysis and Reporting Tool (ART) suite is designed to provide Shot Card, Timeline Gantt Chart, Event Table, and Record/Playback functionality, enabling analysis of JTB performance during the various test and training scenarios. The Battlespace Environment Audio Visual Event Recorder (BEAVER) displays simulation data (DIS, HLA, etc.), as well as video (with sound) from multiple cockpits. It provides synchronized playback of the video streams and enables scenario livestream and playback.

A typical day as a Software Engineer-Quality Assurance Analyst and Tester-Junior-Journeyman may include:

  • Tests software for an advanced synthetic training environment
  • Integrates software into flight simulators to support pilot training against potential threats
  • Supports software development, software integration, testing, customer training and demonstrations
  • Installs and runs regression tests on a new JTB Software Product test builds
  • Tests a variety of Jira issues from new feature implementation to bug fixes to database queries
  • Documents test results and discovered issues in Jira
  • Collaborates with JTB Software Product Owners, developers and subject matter experts during testing and training sessions
  • Creates new test procedure documents to validate new requirements
  • Communicates within a large team to verify correct procedures and software issue diagnosis
  • Runs extensive regression tests when software reaches the Release Candidate (RC) phrase

Our excellent benefits and perks:
Staying connected to our core values sets us apart from our competition! AMEWAS recognizes and rewards performance, dedication, and longevity. We are committed to investing in our employees and their future by providing them with competitive compensation, career development, optimum working conditions, and unique benefits; some of which are listed below:

  • Medical, dental, vision, 401(k), Life/AD&D/STD/LTD insurance
  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave
  • Generous tuition & training assistance program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Sign-on bonuses
  • Employee longevity recognition
  • Community involvement & outreach
  • Team building events
  • Recognition program
  • Wellness program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Mobile service discount
  • Fitness reimbursement program

AMEWAS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other legally protected class.

AMEWAS participates in E-Verify to confirm eligibility to work in the United States.



Security Clearance

Active Secret

Job Requirements


  • BS/BA Degree in Electronics, Computer, Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, Industrial Engineering, Mathematician or Special Substitution-HS Diploma or equivalent with 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with testing/developing software products
  • Experience with scripting, database and programming languages such as C++
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance

Desired Skills:

  • Prior experience supporting Model and Simulation efforts
  • Prior experience supporting automated testing.

Skills crucial to success at AMEWAS, Inc.:
Customer-focused attitude with high level of professionalism and discretion. Ability to work effectively with management and part of a team to meet targets.  Is reliable, possesses initiative, and works well as an individual or part of a team.

Physical environment and working conditions:
The physical environment requires the employee to work in an office, sitting in a cubicle or at a desk, looking at a computer for most of the workday.  Work is physically comfortable. The employee has discretion about sitting, walking, standing, etc.

The employee may be required to travel short distances to offices/conference rooms and buildings on site.  In some occasions, the employee may be required to report to offices or buildings near the work site.

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