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Senior Software Tester
Ref No.: 16-01583
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Client: Administrative Office of the Courts
Work Location: 901 Corporate Center Drive, Raleigh NC
Duration:  6 Months + 2 one year extensions (optional)
Rate: Open
Description of Work
This position serves as a Senior Software Tester, who will be responsible for verifying and validating whether products or services meet specified requirements. The individual must have work experience in all phases of the SDLC and worked in an agile and/or iterative environment. The Senior Software Tester will review requirements/design documents, ensures traceability of test cases to requirements, execute test scripts, and accountable for validating system quality. The individual must have the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form, work with minimal assistance, and the ability to establish and maintain a good working relationship within and outside the Quality Control and Testing teams. This position must interact with analysts, software engineers and management. Responsibilities will include the following:
  • Ability to understand the technical details of the project/application/system.
  • Develop, publish and executes test plans and test scripts for complex, distributed applications throughout the project life cycle.
  • Create, execute and automate scripts for smoke, functional, regression, using Selenium
  • Create, execute and automate SOAP UI scripts.
  • Stress/performance (load) testing and security testing.
  • Create, manage and maintain efficiencies in the automated script execution and script development through the implementation of automation best practices.
  • Develops test data where needed.
  • Prepare and executes SQL commands to manage and verify data.
  • Designs, maintains, executes, and retests test cases.
  • Participate in production implementation verification.
Required Skills:
  • Proficient understanding of various Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies.
  • Experience with participation through all phases of the SDLC on a new project.
  • Hands on experience with Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC).
  • Experience with creation and maintenance of Test Plan.
  • Experience with creation and maintenance of Automated Scripts.
  • Experience with creation and maintenance of Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM).
  • Performs All types of Testing (manual, usability, functional, black box, white box, regression, smoke, performance,
  • stress, load (aka scalability), persistent layer verification, data creation, web services (SOAPUI)).
  • Experience with relational database (e.g. DB2, Oracle, SQL server, etc.).
  • Experience with data model, SQL and writing SQL queries.
  • Experience working with various automated testing tools like Selenium, SOAP UI, and ClearQuest.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
Training and Experience
  • Minimum of five years of progressive software testing/quality control experience working with large-scale complex on-line systems, including at least three years on a large-scale web based project. Candidate must have 2 years of automated testing experience using Selenium RC or Selenium Web Driver and SOAP UI.
On Call: Contractor may be subject to being placed "on call” for work to be done during non-business hours. This time will be counted as part of the 40 hours per week and schedule adjustments will be made to ensure the contractor does not exceed 40 hours weekly. On call rotation may be up to one week monthly.
  • Require U.S. Citizens and Green Cards only. Local Candidates preferred along with prior govt. experience.
  • Require Driving License Number and State from where it is issued (Copy of Driving License preferred)
  • Date of Birth
  • Last 4 digits of SSN