Software Test Supervisor

General Atomics | Poway, CA

Posted Date 7/26/2022
Description Date posted 07/26/2022 Job ID 37858BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Senior (8+ years) Job Title Software Test Supervisor City Poway State California Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary

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.

This position serves as a supervisor and exercises considerable latitude in determining and pursuing courses of action necessary to test management software applications to achieve predetermined long- range goals and objectives. This position will lead a team of Engineers/Software Testers in the testing of software from the requirements phase through field test.


  • Supervise and direct the work of Engineers/Developers and oversee their output for consistency and accuracy.
  • Plan and schedule work assignments for the team. Monitor project schedules, timelines and deliverables using standard project management tools and engineering systems.
  • Summary Under general supervision, this position conducts software inspection, testing, verification, and validation.
  • Reviews software design and change specifications to ensure software testing measures meet acceptable reliability standards and program objectives.
  • Develops, modifies, and executes software testing plans.
  • Maintains documentation of test results to assist in debugging and modifying software.
  • Analyzes test results to ensure existing functionality, and recommends corrective action.
  • Consults with developers to resolve issues, provides feedback for the technical appraisal of the tested software program(s), and monitors deployment across the system(s).
  • Contributes to the analysis and development of test standards and procedures for software development and maintenance.
  • Participates in the development of software quality testing, operating methods, and processes.
  • This position involves the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.
  • Reviews software design and change specifications. Determines requirements and specifications for software inspection, testing, verification, and/or validation.
  • Develops, modifies and executes software testing plans for assigned software.
  • Conducts software inspections, testing, verification, and validation of assigned software.
  • Documents tests and assists in debugging and modifying software.
  • Consults with developers to resolve issues.
  • Provides feedback for the technical appraisal of tested software to ensure successful deployment.
  • Contributes to the development/updating of test standards and procedures software development and software testing.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Additional Functions Other duties as assigned or required.
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 bachelors degree or masters degree in computer science, information systems or a related discipline and eighteen or more years of professional software quality analyst experience. Equivalent professional quality analyst experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Must have complete understanding of software quality analysis concepts, theory, and operations and experience demonstrating those skills.
  • Must be customer focused and possess:
    • The ability to develop solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity
    • Excellent verbal and written communications and presentations skills to accurately document and report findings to a variety of audiences
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide other employees and managers.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the 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

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