Software Quality Assurance Specialist/Applications Tester, with Polygraph

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
IT Quality Assurance
McLean, Virginia

REQ#: RQ88952

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 Applications Tester joining our team to support Government activities in McLean, Virginia.

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.

Design and implement complex testing plans for IT related products and services

Identify test procedures and scenarios for the quality control of IT products and services

Use subject matter expertise to help resolve defects and errors of IT products

Assesses performance of IT products and services to ensure they meet established quality standards

Leads the collection and communication of quantitative and qualitative findings from test results to various IT teams

Provides subject matter expertise to resolve highly complex product issues and track progress

Identify areas for improvement to enhance product efficiency

Ensure that the final product satisfies the product requirements and meet end-user expectations

Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology and trends in IT quality assurance. Provides expert guidance and leadership to less-experienced personnel

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

Recognized as a subject matter expert

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






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.