QA Test Engineer
Bethesda, Maryland


Kythera Space Solutions is the leading provider of dynamic management systems for next generation satellite payloads. Sophisticated communication satellites with channelization and beam forming capabilities promise satellite operators and their customers extraordinary flexibility and newfound complexity. Kythera’s intelligent, real-time systems make it easy to harness the power of high-throughput satellites.

As a QA Test Engineer at Kythera Space Solutions, you will provide leadership and technical expertise, working with the program and technical leadership to integrate, test, and operationalize our next generation of satellite communications software management and optimization systems, ensuring that the delivered software is of the absolute highest quality. You will be responsible for propping up and executing the full software testing life cycle as well as performing the necessary verification and validation activities.

If you are a creative thinker with outstanding, hands-on technical integration and testing skills who enjoys collaborative cross-team and customer engagement, join the Kythera team developing next generation, satellite resource management optimization solutions.



· Assess system requirements and specifications for verification and validation

· Develop integration, test, and operational verification and validation strategies

· Perform / lead integration and test; evaluate test results

· Investigate discrepancies, provide technical assessment of anomalies, and drive issues to resolution

· Assist in test planning, approach, procedure, verification methodologies, and reporting development


· 4+ years of experience as a QA Tester

· Experience creating and running both automated and manual tests of software systems

· Proficiency with testing both GUI applications and back end software

· Experience with automated testing tools such as cypress, gauge, selenium, or equivalent

· Experience testing microservices-based software architectures

· Familiarity with Docker and related containerization/deployment software

· Substantial experience working in Linux operating systems

· Experience using JIRA as a task tracking tool

· Experience working in an Agile development team

Desired experience:

· Experience in testing or DevOps of communication systems and/or satellite systems 

· Experience with RTM or Xray test management tools

Education: Bachelors or greater in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related technical degrees with demonstrated experience

If this sounds like you and you enjoy working in a small company where every day is new, you see the impact of your contributions, and can collaborate with the best in the field, then please apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity (EOE/AA M/F/D/V/SO/GI)