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Senior Test Automation Engineer - DevOps

Company Overview

TestPros is a successful and growing business, established in 1988 to provide Information Technology (IT) technical support services to a wide range of Commercial and U.S. Federal, State, and Local Government customers. Our capabilities include Program Management, Program Oversight, Process Audit, Intelligence Analysis, Cyber Security, Computer Forensics, Software Assurance, Software Testing, Test Automation, Section 508 Accessibility Assessment, Localization Testing, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), Quality Assurance (QA), Compliance, and Research and Development (R&D) services.  TestPros is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Summary

TestPros is seeking an experienced Senior Automation Test Engineer with a background in Java/Web application testing, automation and continuous integration for the Department of Homeland Security. The automation engineer will be responsible for addressing DHS' Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) needs for independent test, supported by the following task areas: Independent Testing, Transformation Independent Testing, Verification Independent Testing, Laboratory Operations, and Program Management Support.  The person in this role is expected to be a testing thought leader and identify, develop, and implement innovative test processes, practices, tools and frameworks. This role will be instrumental in creating a best in class testing capability and organization for the client. 

This position requires full U.S. Citizenship and an active/recent US Government clearance is preferred.  The work location is McLean, VA, with occasionally travel around to our other various work sites in the Washington DC metro area.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Experience in creating test plans, test cases, and doing risk analysis prior to releases
  • Experience with HP Quality Center, QTP and/or ALM
  • Agile Scrum or Kanban certification (PMI, IC Agile, or other)
  • Expert knowledge of database concepts and query languages (SQL)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Experience working in a DevOps environment
  • Experience with other software languages, e.g. Ruby on Rails or .Net
  • Translate application storyboards and use cases into functional applications
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Java code
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Demonstrated Experience with Behavior Driven Development (BDD) testing techniques
  • Demonstrated experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) testing techniques
  • Experience working in an Agile environment, preferably Scrum or Kanban
  • Experience with at least 3 of the following tools - Cucumber, Groovy, LoadRunner, Jenkins, Github, Gradle, JBehave, Selenium Grid, JUnit, Geb, Spock, Cucumber, JMeter, Thucydides, Groovy, Agile management tools or other open source test automation tools
  • Experience in creating test plans, test cases, and doing risk analysis prior to releases
  • Experience with HP Quality Center, QTP and/or ALM, UFT API testing
  • Expert knowledge of database concepts and query languages (SQL), XML, back end testing
  • Experience with SOA, SOAP UI, Service Testing
  • Self-motivated, flexible, with a desire to join a fast paced team and make a big difference
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and documentation skills
  • Experience working in a DevOPS environment

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum 10 years testing experience with 6 years of experience developing automated test scripts and 4 years of software development OR 10 years of Software development and 5 years of automation testing
  • 3 years Java programming experience using J2EE technologies, XML and web services
  • 3 years of experience with Selenium
  • 4 years of experience developing test automation frameworks
  • Undergraduate and relevant work experience and/or a Master’s Degree


TestPros offers competitive salary, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, 3 weeks of paid PTO, 2 weeks of paid holidays, education/training and professional certifications, 401(k) retirement plan with up to 4% company match, opportunities for professional growth and much more!  All benefits are per TestPros current policies and are subject to change without notice.  Benefits are available to full-time employees only.​

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