• Senior Test/Automation Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
    Public Trust
    Work Authorization
    US Citizens, preferred
    Posted Date
  • Overview

    VariQ has an exciting opportunity for a highly qualified Engineer, Integration and Test/Quality Assurance Automation - Senior to support the U.S. Postal Service in Herndon, VA.


    Additional Information:

    • Salary: Dependent upon experience
    • Security Clearance: Public Trust
    • Availability: within 2 weeks


    The client seeks a Senior Automation Engineer for our client in Herndon, VA. Performs formal software testing activities for complex software applications. Reviews user requirements documentation; assists in development of test plans; develops test data to be used in performing tests; and transforms test plans into test scripts. Ensures proper execution of test scripts and documentation of test results in tracking systems. Analyses test results, documents conclusions, and makes recommendations that are fully supported by test results. Note: Resource must be available to work onsite at client facility in Herndon, VA. 

    Responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

    • Participate in requirements gathering sessions

    • Create Manual and Automation Test plans for Application Testing

    • Create Test cases for SIT Testing, including the identification, collection and/or creation of Test data

    • Execute frontend, and backend tests • Develop, update and maintain quality testing standards and procedures

    • Assist in the planning, creation and control of the test environment(s)

    • Facilitate and/or participate in structured walk-throughs, and peer reviews

    • Lead/participate in the coordination, and execution of release testing • Mentor other testers on methodology framework testing processes, and application knowledge as appropriate

    • Determine and meet time estimates, and schedules for testing efforts

    • Proven ability to work independently, and as a team member Required Skills:

    • Strong understanding of the full lifecycle (SDLC) with Agile/Scrum experience

    • A strong understanding of Web-based & Mobile applications

    • Strong understanding of different types of Manual and Automated Testing methodologies (unit, system integration, regression, compatibility & performance etc.) and an ability to plan/execute accordingly

    • Proven ability to Plan, Develop, Deploy Automated Test Frameworks and Scripts based upon BDD / ATDD approach

    • Experience using Java/Ruby Automation Frameworks and Build Process using Jenkins Support or Cloud Management

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills (ability to translate between business and technical concepts)



    • 10+ years’ extensive experience developing automation tests in ALM

    • 10+ years’ experience working with a Relational Database

    • 7+ years’ experience writing intermediate level SQL queries

    • 5+ years’ experience working with Java development/principles

    • Experience working with XML

    • Proven ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences, both business and technical

    • Proven ability to identify, define, and document business requirements (functional and system)

    • Proven ability to participate in requirements analysis, validation and verification, ensuring that requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable, feasible, unambiguous, and verifiable

    • Proven ability to track, and fully document changes to business requirements (both functional and system)

    • Proven ability to clearly communicate requirements to other development team members

    • Manage changes to requirements throughout the project lifecycle Preferred Skills:

    • Experience developing automated tests with UFT / SOAPUI / Selenium

    • Experience with JAVA OOP for Automation Frameworks

    • Strong DevOps skills (not mandatory)

    • Ability to be flexible, and think analytically in a problem-solving environment

    • Ability to solve problems to complex business processes

    • Proven ability to develop, and maintain system documentation

    • Ability to work independently with minimal direction 



    VariQ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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