Automation Tester

Job Locations US-MD
Job ID
# of Openings
Information Technology
Work Authorization
US Citizens, preferred


VariQ has an exciting opportunity for a highly qualified Automation Tester to support the US Citizenship and Immigration Services - Verification Information System (USCIS–VIS) effort in Rockville, MD. The Automation Tester will be part of Scrum Team tasked with the re-platforming of a legacy large-scale, high-availability application and rebuilding it with micro-service architecture for the AWS cloud.


Additional Information:

  • Location: 2600 Tower Oaks Blvd Rockville MD
  • Salary: Dependent upon experience
  • Security Clearance: must be able to obtain a DHS/USCIS EOD Suitability clearance
  • Available: ASAP



  • Participate in scrum planning and other brainstorming sessions and provide feedback to user story requirements, acceptance criteria and implementation estimates.
  • Perform manual testing for scrum user stories and plan for automating manual testing tasks
  • Design and implement BDD automated test cases to ensure highest code quality.
  • Participate in the creation/maintenance/execution of JMeter Performance test scripts
  • Participate in the creation/maintenance of the Selenium framework used for BDD testing.
  • Triage defects and assist developers in isolating the defect root cause.
  • Prepare test data and scenarios for automated test cases.
  • Collaborate with all team members to deliver quality product and meet the Sprint goals.



  • A minimum of 1-2 years of IT experience with focus on testing/QC and test automation.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of hands-on experience using BDD and test automation frameworks – such as Selenium, Cucumber/Gherkin.
  • Experience in writing SQL queries for analysis and manipulation of data.
  • Experience with large scale, high performance enterprise systems and application development projects.
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology Management or Engineering, or other comparable degree or experience.
  • Must be able to obtain a DHS/USCIS EOD Suitability Clearance.


Highly Desired:

  • Very good Aptitude and the desire to quickly learn and get to speed
  • Programming experience in any high-level language like C#, JAVA
  • Experience testing scalable applications using the micro-service pattern in a cloud environment.
  • Experience with the following stack of tools (or their close equivalents): AWS Cloud, Ruby on Rails, Python, Jenkins, Chef, Nexus, GIT/GHE, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Linux/Ubunto, Jira.



VariQ is an equal opportunity employer.



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