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Test Automation Engineer/ Developer(F2F Interview Required)

Company: USM Business Systems
Location: Reston
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

Job Description/POSITION SUMMARYThe Senior Test Engineer is responsible for the analysis of the capability's functional requirements as well as development and execution of test plans and test scripts in an agile environment. This position provides technical oversight of quality assurance policies and procedures. The incumbent is responsible for the analysis of scoring functional requirements, developing, executing test cases, test scripts for User interface, API, relational database, and evaluating test results to determine compliance with test plans and established business processes. This position requires working knowledge of test driven development with automated testing tools. The incumbent must be located in the Reston Office to facilitate working with the IT Scoring Team. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides guidance to others in carrying out QA duties, while performing technically advanced responsibilities.
  • Establishes and maintains technical testing methodologies and processes.
  • Develops test strategies and plans. Oversees the development of and/or develops and maintains test data.
  • Develops and delivers verbal and written status reports on the testing of the features.
  • Leads or participates in Sprint planning according to available capacity through team velocity.
  • Leads or participates in grooming efforts to properly classify and assess impact to other products, services and processes.
  • Leads or participates in Scrum team meetings and ceremonies.
  • Effectively communicates risk and change through the team and up through the Scrum process to other teams.
  • Leads or participates in leveraging agile techniques to break down work items from Epics to smaller user stories.
  • Performs system quality assurance testing by executing test plans with a focus on automation testing tools. Reports, documents, and tracks resolutions for software "Defects" identified in the testing process using approved tools and processes.
  • Assists in the confirmation of problems reported from outside sources, and assists system development staff in understanding problems and desired resolution.
  • Participates and/or leads peer reviews of software engineering artifacts
  • Assists in the identification, selection, and implementation of software tools and technologies, and testing techniques and procedures that facilitates the SQA process.
  • Assists in the identification and resolution of production issues related to psychometric research systems and data.
  • Develop SQL or ETL scripts to load or report psychometric data to assist research team in item analysis and equating.
  • Design and execute on a strategy to convert our manual regression suite into repeatable, maintainable automated tests.
  • Performs a variety of technical tasks which includes: interacting with users or other departments; performing complex technical functions, evaluating systems or procedures and recommending action or changes; designing, developing, modifying and/or testing applications, systems and procedures; establishing and documenting procedures for carrying out technical duties, in compliance with best practices; and being accountable for compliance with regulatory requirements and development/oversight of strategic planning for technical function.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in and continuously develop skill set required to work as a member of an agile team that successfully develops systems in a poly-skilled development environment.
  • Prepares routine correspondence internal reports for internal/external review Required Skills/Education/ Experience:
    • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or information technology or related technical field with 6 + years of Quality Assurance or equivalent work experience.
    • Strong experience in testing in a cross-functional, Agile environment.
    • Experience testing Cloud-based and hosted application systems.
    • Experience with techniques of problem identification, perform root cause analysis, issue documentation, resolution support, and testing.
    • Strong experience with Quality Assurance processes such as functional, integration, and regression testing techniques in validating web-based and data-driven applications in a multi-tier environment.
    • Experience in configuring automated testing environments, implementing frameworks, writing testing automation scripts, using tools such as Cucumber and/or Selenium in a continuous integration and delivery environment.
    • Experience using test automation frameworks to support and accelerate DevOps delivery.
    • Experience in leveraging testing best practices such as test doubles (studs, fakes, shims, mocks) and test suite organization preferred.
    • Experience in setting up a CI/CD pipeline to run automated test efficiently.
    • Require strong experience in Extract, Transform and Load ("ETL") tools to validate analytical data as it applies to assessment scoring
    • Expertise in back-end testing and the ability to write DDL/DML statements, mid-to-complex SQL queries, and PLSQL procedures in relational databases.
    • Experience in testing XML, Angular, Java, J2EE, RESTful web services and API's
    • Experience in working with Cloud, UNIX, LINUX, Windows platforms, and command line language.
    • Experience using issue and project tracking software such as JIRA, work flow management such as Appian.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Knowledge of K-12 or Higher Education related software applications is a plus
    • Knowledge of Java and JavaScript, is a plus
    • Knowledge of basic security testing (authentication, authorization, data integrity, system vulnerabilities based on requirements, etc.) is a plusPlease feel free to contact M.Nagendar,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, - provided by Dice Full Stack ,Testing, Agile, Angular , Cucumber and Selenium, Java Node JS , AWS is plus Automating Testing

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