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General Dynamics Information Technology Software Engineer in Test (Scala & Spark) – Remote in West Des Moines, Iowa

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Job Family: Software Engineering

GDIT is looking for an experienced Software Engineer in Test (Scala & Spark). This is a remote based role.

As a Software Engineer in Test, you will design, develop and execute automated test scripts that are used for testing ETL pipelines and ensuring data quality within our systems. You will regularly build and maintain automated testing scripts written in Scala, Spark and other technologies (SQL, Python, etc). The ideal candidate will have software development experience, previous experience working in a testing and/or quality assurance role and enjoys working with data.


  • Lead efforts in building an automation testing framework for ETL and Data Quality Validation

  • Build and maintain automated testing scripts written in Scala, Spark and other technologies (SQL, Python, etc.)

  • Works with Scrum/Agile team to establish and support the execution of automated tests on the Continuous Integration Environment

  • Creates, modifies and executes automated tests, test scripts, test suites including functional, and regression tests to extract, transform and load data that is transmitted between systems.

  • Executes both manual and automated tests. Analyzes execution results to determine the reason for test failures

  • Ensures clear and prompt reporting on a build/release status for all stakeholders based on test run execution results

  • Develops expertise in the applications and maintains a solid knowledge with respect to automated testing tools and techniques that support ETL/Data Integration testing

Required Experience/Skills

  • BA/BS Degree

  • 8+ years of IT experience

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Hands on experience performing data validation using automated methods

  • Demonstrate hands-on experience writing and working with Scala, Spark and SQL

  • Ability to read specs and translate them into code for purposes of data validation

  • Excitement about verification, validation and automation of complex software applications and distributed systems

  • Experience with and ability to collaborate with others in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written

Desired Experience/Skills

  • Demonstrate hands-on experience writing Python code

  • Experience with Agile methodology, working on scrum teams in an Agile environment

  • Experience with Slack, Jira, Confluence, Git, and Github

  • Stays current with related testing methodologies, technologies and practices

  • Ability to handle a dynamic work environment

Attributes for Success

  • Desire for continuous learning

  • Effective organization and time management skills

  • Motivated and open to learning new skills and processes


We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.