General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) is a premier provider of high-tech IT solutions to the federal government IT market. Together as GDIT we collectively deliver cost-effective, next-generation IT solutions and services to the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, and federal civilian agencies as they modernize their information systems.
GDIT currently has a 56+ person team providing systems development, operational and infrastructure support, and application support to the Administrative Systems Office (ASO) of the Administrative Office of the US Courts. The GDIT team is currently seeking a SharePoint Quality Assurance (QA)/Test Engineer who thrives in a dynamic work environment. This role will be responsible for developing and implementing a quality assurance plan, as well as testing and validating that migrated and/or new SharePoint instances and other deliverables meet the customer’s needs, to include tight deadlines. The candidate must be comfortable with taking charge of this process and demonstrating by example best practices and techniques to increase and improve the team’s efficiency, processes, and quality in an agile environment.
This role will work and communicate with a variety of groups, both functional and technical, to convert requirements to test cases, prepare test data, and execute testing to ensure high quality SharePoint Initiatives are being met. The ideal SharePoint QA/Test Engineer candidate needs to be a proven self-starter who is thorough in their work and thrives in a team environment yet requires limited supervision.
Responsibilities include the following:
Functions as a QA/Test expert across multiple project teams, across functional units (where appropriate), serves as key coordinator between multiple project teams to develop, implement and maintain QA/Test initiatives.
Understand system requirements to create and advise on test cases from those requirements.
Define and track test coverage of system requirements (traceability).
Design and develop test documentation including Test Plans, step by step Test Cases, Test Scripts, Test Data, Test Standards for automated or manual testing of SharePoint solutions, infrastructure and evaluating product quality.
Work with the team to determine issues in service and software by coordinating with the groups within the business unit who test, validate, and evaluate new applications and functions
Identify issues, facilitate review of those issues with leads, and execute defect management as appropriate.
Track and manage issues, defects, ensure re-test and closure as appropriate.
Prepare Test Metrics, Test Results, Ad-Hoc reports that show the progress of testing and the result of all tests
Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the product lifecycle and recommend, facilitate quality improvement efforts.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Systems Technology or related field with 10+ years of experience (or a Master’s degree in Computer Science/Information Systems Technology or related field and 8+ years of experience).
3-5+ years of software testing experience including: writing test plan, test cases, preparing test data and test execution with SharePoint technologies.
Experience in testing applications that are SharePoint on-prem, on cloud, and hybrid.
Experience working in JIRA, Agile (SCRUM/Kanban) software development methodologies and testing framework.
Proficiency with Technical Writing, Analytical Ability, Problem Solving skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft SharePoint On-Prem, SharePoint Online, O365 and Microsoft Office tools (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio).
Able to understand existing systems and change priorities quickly and have a capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to perform unit, integration, system, and data migration testing.
Analytical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills – ability to understand complex situations and to develop and implement a logical approach to a problem solution.
Ability to work effectively in a fluid and dynamic environment, self-manage projects and communicate status.
Attention to Detail – ability to ensure the work and information are complete and accurate, by preparing carefully for meetings and presentations, and following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.
Communication – ability to understand requirements documentation, functional specifications, high level design documentation and system documentation and to translate into testable requirements. Able to successfully listen, understand and verbally communicate with technical and non-technical team members.
Flexibility – ability to change priorities quickly and have the capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Influential Skill – ability to gain others’ support for ideas and solutions through logical argument.
Interpersonal Awareness – ability to notice, interpret, and anticipate others’ concerns and feelings.
Productivity – self-motivated, self-starter and quick learner. Ability to work under deadlines with heavy workloads as well as flexibility to work outside of normal business hours to meet testing needs.
Results Oriented – ability to keep the desired end-result of one’s own work clearly in mind by setting goals and focusing on them tenaciously until they are achieved.
Technical Acumen – strong understanding of software development concepts, procedures, and technologies utilizing Agile Methodology.
Hands on experience with System Testing, Integration Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control and migration testing.
Experience with design and execution of test documentation including Test Plans, Test Cases, Test Scripts, Test Data and Test standards independently.
Experience with developing both automated and manual testing of SharePoint solutions.
Working knowledge with SharePoint sites, pages, lists, libraries, dashboards, and workflows supporting business processes and functions.
Working with a dynamic team to refine and expand the solutions based upon user’s feedback.
Analysis and verification of business requirements to Test Cases for completeness, consistency, feasibility, and testability.
WHAT GDIT CAN OFFER YOU
Autonomy, career mobility, challenging work, and team environment
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.