Software Quality Assurance Specialist/Applications Tester, with Polygraph

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Systems Engineering
McLean, Virginia

REQ#: RQ78015

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.
We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge that we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Software Quality Assurance Specialist – Applications Tester joining our team to support Government activities in McLean, VA.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As an Applications Tester supporting the customer, you will assist in the testing and evaluation of a variety of software and web based processes. The ideal candidate enjoys working across teams in an experimental, idea-filled culture. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Developing and implementing quality control methodologies to ensure high-quality products
  • Developing and executing software test plans to identify problems and their causes
  • Establishing and maintaining processes for evaluating software and associated documentation
  • Participating in formal and informal reviews at pre-determined points throughout the development life cycle


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
    • Minimum of 15 years related experience or relevant combination of education and experience.
    • Familiarity with various SDLC methodologies, including but not limited to Agile
    • A deep understanding of different software testing methodologies
    • Strong experience with automated testing tools, and an ability to conduct manual testing when necessary
    • Experience working as part of an Agile team utilizing Scrum, Kanban, or other Agile methodologies
    • Experience with the DevSecOps pipeline projects
    • Experience running automated tests for web front ends, web services, APIs, and databases
    • Strong experience documenting technical processes in repositories including but not limited to Git
    • Excellent communication skills, especially the ability to explain complex technical issues to a nontechnical audience
    • Intellectual curiosity, creativity, and motivation to deliver the best solution to complex problems
    • A team player works well in a customer-focused and collaborative environment
    • Must stay up-to-date with industry standards for technological enhancements and changes, and to propose changes to internal processes as deemed feasible and appropriate
    • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

• Experience testing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products
• Experience with accessibility and performance testing
• Experience with ETL processes
• Familiarity with AWS infrastructure and its native data science capabilities
• Experience with relational databases, ideally Oracle using SQL
• Experience manipulating large datasets (e.g. R, SAS, etc.)






• Alignment to a mission-critical role that directly impacts the customer’s ability to effectively execute its mission.
• Direct engagement with contractor leadership that centers upon career development/mobility, enhanced performance evaluation, and corporate information sharing & networking opportunities.
• Placement on a dynamic team of talented professionals that organically fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and trust

Develops advanced engineering ideas and guides their development into a final product.

Develops masterful engineering skills to highly complex engineering problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.

Utilizes masterful engineering skills to perform highly advanced systems design, development, and integration form the start of a systems life cycle to the end.

Provides and applies masterful engineering to highly complex infrastructures including installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, application software, and system management tools.

Provides and applies masterful engineering skills to highly complex systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.

Performs continual maintenance and provides masterful engineering solutions for continual and highly complex security, backup and redundancy problems.

Provides guidance for the preparation and maintenance of all documentation for processes and procedures related to engineering projects.

Provides guidance to less-experienced Systems Engineers.

Maintains current knowledge of rapidly changing technology, always on the lookout for new technologies, and works with management to evolve current processes.

May coach and review the work of less-experienced professionals.

May serve as a task or project leader. (Not a people manager)

Performs complex systems development and design work that may include logic design, I/O design, model formulation, computer architecture analysis and design, and digital systems engineering.

Invents innovative ways to drive production operational efficiency.

Drives scalability and operability of supported systems/infrastructure.

Implements, manages and enhances Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline tools.

Creates, maintains, and reviews Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using Desired State Configuration (DSC) and/or Puppet configuration management tools to support the provisioning infrastructure.

Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.

Recognized as a subject matter expert in a specific technology.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 15+ years of experience