The MITRE Corporation Test & Evaluation Performance Engineer in McLean, Virginia

Test & Evaluation Performance Engineer


MITRE’s Systems Engineering Technical Center helps our sponsors to identify the key questions—and determine how to answer them based upon strong evidence. The System Performance Engineering department provides innovative, evidence-based performance engineering services to MITRE, its Sponsors, and Partners to achieve quality and performance objectives across People, Processes, and Technology.

The System Performance Test and Evaluation group is focused on test activities (including functional, performance, and security testing) during the systems engineering lifecycle (waterfall, Agile, and DevOps). You would develop test plans and cases from requirements, proceeding through integration testing and into deployment and operational monitoring. You would apply systems thinking and best-practice capabilities to help our sponsors achieve successful deployment of their solutions. We are looking for highly-motivated, adaptive, and self-directed candidates with a wide variety of interests and a foundation of skills in performance and development disciplines..

Our Test and Evaluation engineers will provide thought leadership and problem solving for government customers in collaboration with stakeholders from private, federal, state and local sectors.

Specific areas of responsibilities include:

  • Performance Development & Testing

o Functional Test Planning and Administration

o Performance Test Planning & Administration

o Operational Test Planning & Administration

o Shared Services Performance Validation

o Service Level Agreement Validation

o Security and Risk Assessment

  • Capacity Planning

o Load Testing

o Capacity Plan/Forecast

  • Performance Management

o Performance Metrics Definition

o Performance Instrumentation Plan, Test, & Implementation

o Performance Monitoring & Tuning

o Performance Reporting


Must be a US citizen capable of obtaining and maintaining a US Department of Defense security clearance.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Information Systems Management or related discipline.

  • 3 years documented success in applying one or more of the following capabilities in complex environments:

o Testing and evaluation across development lifecycle paradigms

o Performance, functional, and/or security testing

o Test planning and management

  • Familiarity with at least 3 of the following tools:

o Functional Testing Tools

 TestComplete

 Ranorex

 Selenium


 Watir

 Splunk

o Load Testing Tools

 Apache Bench

 Siege

 JMeter

 LoadRunner


o Test Management Tools

 Tarantula

 Testopia

 qaManager

 TestLink

 TestMaster

o Application Performance Management Tools

 AppDynamics

 Dynatrace

 New Relic

 CA


o Traffic Monitoring Tools

 Argus

 EtherApe

 Nagios

 Ntop

 Splunk

o Benchmarking Tools

 HammerDB

 Data Factory

 MockupData

 DTM Data Generator

o Quality Management Tools

 HP ALM Quality Center

 IBM Rational Quality Manager

 qTest

 QA Complete

 PractiTest

o Web Vulnerability Scanning Tools

 Acunetix WVS

 AppScan

 Burp Suite

 DirBuster

 Firebug

o OS Hacking Tools


 IDA Pro

 Immunity Debugger

 OllyDbg

 WinDbg

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with multiple Government departments or agencies is preferred, but experience working on transformational projects in other complex environments may be considered.

  • Candidates holding current / active US Government security clearance(s) are highly preferred

Job Systems Engineering

Primary Location United States-Virginia-McLean

This requisition requires a clearance of Secret

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting Feb 28, 2018, 11:46:08 AM

Req ID: 00049567