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Software Test Engineer

Chantilly, VA


Seeking an experienced Test Engineer who can create and execute test plans, procedures and scenarios for unit, process, function, and system integration testing. The Test Engineer shall consult with the development and/or requirements team to coordinate and test applications.

The Engineer shall participate in the full lifecycle of applications testing. This includes recommending software for testing or bug tracking, installing and configuring environments for software testing as well as

installing, maintaining and using software testing programs and providing support during software installation or configuration. Within this environment, the Engineer shall write detailed test plans, procedures and scenarios that address areas such as database impacts, software scenarios, regression testing, negative testing, error or bug retests, usability, and software interfaces for new and existing systems. The Engineer shall also create and update automated scripts and document test procedures to ensure replicability and compliance with standards. The Engineer shall plan test schedules or strategies in accordance with project scope or delivery dates. The Engineer shall document results of testing by using a bug tracking system, report defects to software developers, monitor bug resolution efforts and track successes, and conduct historical analyses of test results. Testing shall include: software compatibility tests with programs, hardware, operating systems, or network environments; identify, analyze, and document problems with program function, output, online screen, or content; testing system modifications to prepare for implementation; identifying program deviance from standards, and suggest modifications to ensure compliance; and performing initial debugging procedures by reviewing configuration files, logs, or code pieces to determine breakdown source. The Engineer shall investigate customer problems referred by technical support and collaborate with others to evaluate or diagnose problems and recommend possible solutions. As part of the development team, the Engineer shall participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems; provide feedback and recommendations to developers on software usability and functionality; and participate in formal and informal reviews to determine quality. The Engineer shall be familiar with the cloud environment for new applications development or the transition of legacy applications to the cloud.

Position requires TS/SCI clearance


The Test Engineer shall have the following required skills and demonstrated experience:

Demonstrated experience with running Web Browser Debugging tools such as Firebug tool suite in Firefox and IE Developer Tools in Internet Explorer

Demonstrated experience testing across different browsers and versions; specifically Internet Explorer (IE 6-10), Firefox (3.5 – Latest) and Chrome

Demonstrated experience testing UI Standards such as 508 Compliance, HTML5/CSS3 and W3C Usability Standards

Demonstrated experience working with SQL to assess the state of the data before and after test transactions are performed

Demonstrated experience interpreting requirements and translating them into precise test cases

Demonstrated experience in building test plans and strategies for accomplishing expected/desired results; monitoring and evaluating progress toward results

Demonstrated experience working with an Agile development team

Demonstrated experience with RDBMS, to include Oracle

Other demonstrated experiences which are highly desired, though not required, include:

Demonstrated experience or familiarity with Unix/Linux commands

Demonstrated experience testing applications with incorporated cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services

Demonstrated experience or considerable knowledge of at least one automated test tool

Demonstrated experience to proficiently create automated test scripts

Demonstrated experience explaining protocols, technical procedures and processes clearly and accurately to both technical and non-technical audiences

Demonstrated experience maintaining current skill level on tools, methodologies, technologies and programming languages

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