• Mid-Level Tester

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

    VariQ is currently seeking a Test Engineer to perform software testing in support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM).


    Additional Information:

    • Location: Rockville MD, Rosslyn, VA and potential part-time telework
    • Salary: Dependent upon experience
    • Security Clearance: Must be able to obtain a DHS Public Trust clearance
    • Available: within 30 days


    • Plans, develops and executes manual and automated test cases in support of the next generation replacement multi-modal biometric identification system for one of the world’s largest biometric identification systems, IDENT.
    • The Test Engineer will develop, execute and maintain automated test cases to ensure proper performance and integration between internal and external system components.
    • The Test Engineer will be responsible for developing, executing, and maintaining data-driven automated tests in an Agile/Scrum development environment.


    • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher and 5 years of experience.
    • 3-5 years of automated software testing experience in testing large scale information technology and database systems comprised of JAVA, Ruby and PL/SQL programming languages.
    • Hand’s-on experience automating functional testing using test automation tools such as Cucumber/Gherkin, Selenium, HP Quick Test Pro (QTP), SOAP UI, SonarQube, Nessus. 
    • Experience programming test automation scripts in languages such as Java (preferred), Ruby, or Python.
    • Experience in backend testing with the ability to manipulate and execute commands to achieve desired results.
    • Experience in regression testing.
    • Experience with writing SQL statements to acquire and verify test data.
    • Experience working with complex Java based enterprise systems.
    • Experience working in Agile/Scrum development environments.
    • Experience with DHS software engineering lifecycle processes (SELC) preferred.


    • Ideal candidate would have hands-on testing experience and/or experience with DHS OBIM IDENT or CBP systems.
    • Experience with IDENT.
    • Active DHS HQ 6C clearance (desired) or equivalent public trust clearance.



    VariQ is an equal opportunity employer.


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