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1740 - Principal Engineer SW

Lanham, Maryland
US Citizenship


We are seeking a Principal/ Senior Principal Engineer SW Quality to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Lanham, Maryland. The qualified applicant will become part of Enterprise Systems Testing program. Programs typically support the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) tax processing pipeline and master file systems.


  • Conduct functional and/or integration testing of multiple programs in an IBM mainframe or client/server environment.
  • Use IRS or Contractor-developed documentation to construct test cases with predetermined results and test data to verify program functionality and/or interfaces through assigned systems.
  • Review output to determine whether or not the test results fulfill the established requirements, and if necessary, notify the responsible programmers, both verbally and in writing, of errors, omissions, and inconsistencies in the programs and/or documentation.
  • Coordinate test activities with project stakeholders.
  • Coordinate work assignments to ensure timely and accurate completion of testing.
  • Provide inputs on the required testing level of effort for Unified Work Requests.


  • Bachelor's degree and 6 years of progressive IT experience; OR a Masters degree and 4 years of relevant work experience: OR 10 years of relevant work experience in the IT field.
  • 3 years of software testing experience.
  • Before beginning work, candidate must obtain interim staff like access based upon an IRS Moderate Risk Background Investigation security clearance.


  • IBM mainframe
  • Unisys mainframe
  • DB2 – Informatica Business Objects
  • Rational Tools
  • Section 508 compliance testing
  • Performance testing
  • Security testing
  • Knowledge of current IRS tax administration software applications is a significant plus


  • US Citizenship required