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Senior Automation Test Engineer

Company: Novetta
Location: Reston
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Job Description:

Are you passionate about solving challenging problems?Do you thrive being a critical part of an elite team of like-minded people?How would you like for your next career move to take you to the next level?If any of this sounds appealing, look no further.Job Description:The goal of this program is to provide a cloud-based solution that works within DI2E standardized frameworks and architecture to provide visualization across the enterprise, integrating data through a service layer, and enhancing current functionality. This work will allow for end-to-end trace-ability and management of Commander s Critical Information Requirements (CCIRs) among others, as well as workflow tracking and monitoring using a modular, open architecture construct with data and application layers, and scale existing systems for enterprise use.Responsibilities include:

  • Performs as an integrated member of an Agile development team, supporting test-driven development, continuous integration and testing, and story-based iterative development
  • Develops and establish quality assurance measures and testing standards for new applications and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout their development lifecycles
  • Updates, documents, and maintains the currency of quality assurance processes and procedures while executing the QASP
  • Applies quality assurance concepts and best practices and implements processes and procedures, such as creating test scripts and procedures and integrating those scripts with the software build process
  • Executes test planning, manual testing, test automation, test framework creation, defect logging and verification, and performance reporting
  • Ensures quality assurance processes, policies and procedures are followed on software development projects
  • Provide test plans and test scripts for IV&V execution
  • Provides administrative and technical support to Government-led change management forums (i. e., Configuration Control Board (CCB), TEM)
  • Works closely with Product Owners, Requirements Manager, and developers to understand features and create robust, comprehensive test plans to verify functionality and guide design
  • Participates throughout the design and development process, analyzing features to point out weaknesses or inconsistencies
  • Does exploratory testing and acceptance of new features as part of a story-driven Agile development process
  • Develops and leads UAT
  • Identifies bugs through systematic testing, reports and tracks defects through JIRA, helps developers reproduce errors and ensures that defects are fixed
  • Measures performance and provides weekly status reporting
  • Develops automated tests in partnership with developers for continuous regression testing
  • Researches emerging technologies, tools, and platforms and ascertain when, how or if they should be used
  • Ensures efficient delivery of engineering capabilities using best practices, industry standards and repeatable processes
  • Provides technical consulting in the automation of quality assurance management processes
  • Mitigates risks, controls costs and schedule variance, and effectively manages all quality assurance activities
  • Ensures quality control of all developed and modified solutions
  • Ensures that documentation is complete and up-to-date
  • Collaborates with Scrum Master, Project Manager/Scheduler, and Program Manager to establish and maintain schedules and identify/remove roadblocks
  • Conducts internal audits to measure and assure adherence to established QA standards for software development, application integration, and information system performance, and corresponding documentation.Basic Qualifications:
    • HS and 12+ yrs relevant experience; OR Associate's and 10+ yrs relevant exp; OR Bachelor's and 8+ yrs relevant experience; OR Master's and 6+ yrs of relevant exp; OR PhD and 4+ yrs of relevant exp
    • DoD 8750. 01 IAT Level II Certified (Information Assurance and Computing Environment)
    • Hands on experience with test case development, prioritization, and organization
    • Demonstrated knowledge of test automation processes and methodologies, test-driven development, continuous integration, defect tracking, performance reporting, change control processes, quality assurance audits, policies, procedures, standards, and industry publications related to quality assurance management
    • Demonstrated ability to implement test automation frameworks and test suites
    • Familiarity with Object Oriented Programming using. NET (SQL Server) and/or Java (Oracle)
    • Experience with testing tools -e. g. Selenium/WebDriver, Cucumber, REST-assured, SoapUI
    • Knowledge and use of open source tools
    • Experience leading coordination of QA issues with developers and other entities
    • Experience performing periodic process audits of specific processes, and performing functional, Physical, and Delivery QA Audits
    • Experience with task estimation
    • Experience with SCRUM/Agile -e. g. Use Cases, User Stories, Work Tasks, Atlassian JIRA, Confluence
    • Projects a professional image and strong business acumen during customer interactions
    • Possesses a sense of urgency, strong organizational and follow up skills
    • Ability to handle multiple assignments and manage multiple build configurations
    • Ability to communicate effectively with project staff and customers to solve complex issues
    • Excellent written and verbal skills with coupled with strong listening skills
    • Excellent problem solving, analytical and documentation skills
    • A proven problem solver within a teamwork environment
    • Detail oriented self-starter able to perform with minimal supervision while working in a diverse team environment following Agile processes for software developmentDesired Skills:
      • Experience in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment
      • Performance monitoring and metrics development and reporting
      • Experience with software build management -e. g. Maven, Jenkins/Hudson, Git/Github
      • Experience with Shell scripting/programming -e. g. Bash, PowerShell, Python, Perl, etc.
      • Experience with configuration management tools -e. g. Puppet, Salt, and/or ChefSecurity Clearance: Top Secret SCI with PolygraphSo, what does Novetta do?We focus on three core areas: Cyber, Entity, and Multi-Int Analytics. Our products are focused on processing and analyzing vast amounts of data in these core areas. Our services are focused on helping our customers move from complexity to clarity. At Novetta, we bridge the gap between what our customers think they can do and what they aspire to achieve.Our culture is shaped by a commitment to our Core Values:
        • Integrity: We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of integrity and ethics.
        • Customer Mission Success: Customer mission success drives our daily efforts we strive always to exceed customer expectations and focus on mission success beyond contractual commitments.
        • Employee Focus: We value our employees and demonstrate our commitment to them by providing clear communications, outstanding benefits, career development, and opportunities to work on problems and technical challenges of national significance.
        • Innovation: We believe that innovation is critical to our success that discovering new and more effective ways to achieve customer mission success is what makes us a great company.GET A REFERRAL BONUS FOR THE GREAT PEOPLE YOU KNOW! With our amazing referral program, you could be eligible to earn outstanding rewards for referring qualified new hires to Novetta.Novetta is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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