General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Experienced Software Test Analyst in San Diego, California

Job ID# 10185BR

Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title Experienced Software Test Analyst

Job Category Engineering

City San Diego

State California

Regular/Temp Regular Employee

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.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.


With minimal direction, 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, some of which may be highly complex. Provides leadership for the analysis and development of test standards and procedures for software development and maintenance. Advises on the development of software quality testing, operating methods, and processes.


  • 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, some of which may be highly complex.

  • Conducts software inspections, testing, verification, and validation of assigned software.

  • Develops documentation of test results to assist in debugging and modifying software. Analyzes test results to ensure existing functionality, and recommends corrective action.

  • Provides feedback for the technical appraisal of the tested software program(s), and monitors its deployment across the appropriate system (s).

  • Provides leadership for the development/updating of test standards and procedures software development and software testing.

  • Provides training, leadership and guidance to less experienced staff.

  • Represents the organization as a primary contact with customers and outside organizations, interacting with senior personnel on significant matters.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • 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.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a bachelors degree in computer science, information systems or a related discipline and fourteen or more years of professional software quality analyst experience. Equivalent professional quality analyst experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

  • Must have a detailed and extensive understanding of software quality analysis concepts, theory, and operations.

  • Must be customer focused and possess:

  • The ability to develop innovative solutions to a variety of unusually complex problems;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills to accurately document and report findings to a variety of audiences which may include senior management and senior representatives; and,

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide other employees and managers.

  • The ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25%

Clearance Required? Desired