Senior Software Test Engineer- REMOTE

Clearance Level
Test Engineering
West Des Moines, Iowa

REQ#: RQ68123

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer/Tester with 7+ years of experience testing web-based applications and 3+ years leading test teams.  This is remote based role. You will be responsible for performing Quality Assurance activities; such as writing and executing test cases, analyzing and interpreting test results, identifying, reporting and tracking defects.

This position will have a heavy focus on developing and maintaining automated tests for test suites built on Cypress.  The applications are developed using modern JavaScript technology for the front-end (React or Angular) and the back-end (NodeJS).  Automated and manual experience testing and validating web interfaces and API based on these technologies is preferred.  Experience with integrating automated testing into CI/CD processes is required


Work closely with the leadership team on a large, complex program involving numerous, integrated software products

Define and maintain test plans and test specifications for functional and automated regression, and performance testing

Ensure the overall quality of all aspects complex software system, including data, APIs, and web application

Identify gaps in test approach, strategize on a plan to fill the gaps, and then execute that plan

Design and maintain automated test scripts covering fundamental front and backend functions in the application

Work with IT Developers to improve automated testing where possible

Create manual test cases and validation of automation failures

Create and manage defects through the product life cycle

Generate test reports and traceability matrices

Translate high-level business requirements into test scenarios

Assist in keeping application specifications accurate and up to date

Perform service-level testing on an as-needed basis

Work closely with engineering teams to discuss risk and risk mitigation

Creating and executing system test plans, test cases, and test scripts using automated testing tools such as Selenium, Cypress, jMeter.


Key Skills:

Experience in software testing in an Agile environment

Hands-on experience with front end automation tools such as Cypress or Selenium

Experience with integrating automated testing into CI/CD processes

Hands-on experience with API testing tool such as Postman, Insomnia or Paw

Hands-on experience with database management software (MySQL, Robo 3T, PLSQL), database query experience.

Hands-on experience with different types of testing (System, Regression, Smoke, Performance, Stress, Load, etc.)

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Social Science or other related analytical, scientific, or technical disciplines, and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

7+ years of experience in a software testing role and 3+ years leading test teams

Experience in writing and executing test cases, analyzing and interpreting test results, and ability to identify, record, and track defects

Experience in test data generation and maintenance

High proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially Excel)

Knowledge on automated testing framework implementation and maintenance.

Hands-on experience testing and debugging web-based software including use of in-browser development tools

Solid understanding of Software Configuration Management concepts and methodologies

Proficient in at least one source control tool (Git)

Proficient in at least one issue tracking tool (JIRA)

Proficient in at least one test management tool (TestRail, Quality Center)

Candidate must reside in the United States

Strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in micro-services based Architecture and messaging protocols preferred

Knowledge of relational database concepts and good SQL skills preferred

UNIX experience preferred

Working knowledge and experience with jmeter and Unified Functional Testing- UFT (former Quick Test Pro -QTP) is a plus.

Experience working in the healthcare industry

Federal Government contracting work experience

Prior experience working remotely full-time

Attributes for Success

Ability to work independently

Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary

Strong critical thinking, attention to detail, and analytical skills

Good organizational, interpersonal, and analytic capabilities.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.