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Systems Test Engineer

Ashburn, VA 20147

Posted: 05/29/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Engineers-All Other Job Number: 81856
  • As a Systems Test Engineer, you’ ll be working in a collaborative team of developers on diverse projects for the Product Team. To be successful in this role, candidates must have an understanding of Agile software testing principles and techniques and be familiar with testing web-based applications. This role will be responsible for creating and maintaining the integration, system and regression tests cases and automate tests where possible. This role requires creative thinking, a passion for quality, collaboration and staying abreast on latest test technology. In addition, candidates must demonstrate their knowledge of critical thinking and problem solving under limited supervision and direction.

  • Candidates must possess a bachelor’ s degree in software engineering, computer science or a related discipline. Candidates must meet eligibility requirements to obtain a U.S. Government clearance. Position will be in Ashburn, Virginia office.


Job Details:

What you’ ll do:
  • Ensures quality of software for functional areas of web and mobile application products
  • Writes test plans and test cases in collaboration with other testers and developers
  • Creates, executes, and maintains manual and automated test cases throughout the Agile development cycle without direct supervision
  • Provide input for estimates, schedules and test related tasks during Agile sprint planning
  • Executes functional, integration, stress and performance tests and analyze results
  • Creates, manages and closes software defects in the issue tracking system prior to release
  • Ensures features implemented in sprints meet quality standards and are ready for release to production
  • Develops and maintains system documentation for the software baseline, including application release notes and installation instructions
  • Troubleshoots issues as part of the testing process and assists DevOps customer support as needed
  • Assists with identifying and implementing process improvements
  • Design and assist in implementing automated scripts for generating test data and test cases


What we’ re looking for:

  • Bachelor’ s degree in software engineering, computer science or related discipline
  • Three (3) years of software testing experience or Master’ s degree in a technical discipline plus one (1) year of software testing experience



  • Experience writing test cases and executing manual tests for functional, negative, regression, integration, or acceptance tests
  • Experience testing server/client web applications using Javascript frameworks (Angular, React) for front-end user interfaces and back-end APIs
  • Understanding of HTTP protocol and headers, RESTful design patterns and JSON format
  • Good knowledge of SQL, familiarity with PostgreSQL a plus
  • Experience working with version control systems, preferably Git
  • Experience working in an Agile, fast-paced environment preferred.
  • Experience testing backend APIs, checking logs files or using command line interface in Linux
  • Experience solving complicated problems requiring independent and critical thinking



Bonus Points:
  • Experience testing iOS and Android native applications
  • Experience building and implementing automated testing tools or frameworks
  • Ability to understand advanced-level networking
  • Experience using JavaScript IDE, preferably Webstorm

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