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Lead Test Automation Engineer
Ref No.: 18-00216
Location: Herndon, Virginia
W2 ONLY !!!!!!!!!!!!

Phone Screen and in person interviews required.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Tester who is interested in helping to define a strategy and guiding a team with no test automation experience. This is a highly visible position and will account for 1/3 of the total effort. The Tester must be hands on with tool suites (which suites is not important)and must have experience in developing automated test scripts for web applications and services.

The Test Automation Engineer is responsible develop and execute of test plans and automation test scripts. The incumbent is responsible for the analysis of user stories, testing applications, developing test plans, test cases and test scripts, and evaluating test results to determine compliance with test plans and established business processes.

Required Skills:

o Strong experience developing test automation scripts for web interfaces and web services. Can derive plans as part of a thoughtful strategy
o Experience with Selenium, JMeter, SoapUI testing tools
o Ability to coach and teach others
o Working experience with performance tuning and stress testing is a plus
o Working experience with Continuous Integration and Contentious Delivery environment is a plus.
o Possess a working knowledge of architectural frameworks and methodologies is a plus.
o Technical proficiency in test-related hardware and software, particularly in relation to IT systems, including:
o Working experience with Agile and DevOps is a plus
o Excellent oral and written communication skills
o Must be able to work as a member of cross-functional project teams in matrix environment
o Ability to work off-shifts (evening, night, weekend)
o Excellent problem solving and analytical ability

Preferred Skills:

o Experience working in DevOps environment.
o Exposure to the Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure


o Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering or MIS.
o 5 - 7 years of experience in software systems, testing, and infrastructure development and administration
o AWS Associate or Professional Certification preferred (not required).