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Automation tester
Ref No.: 17-12343
Location: Herndon, Virginia
The QA Contractor will work with Application Development staff in creating and maintaining a robust quality assurance process for testing Clearinghouse applications. The contractor will be working in an Agile/Scrum environment where the focus is on the teamwork and ownership of each project. Job responsibilities include working with business partners, product management, and application development to ensure that developed applications and infrastructure changes meet  business needs and deliver business value. The incumbent will create and adjust test design strategies, test plans, and test data as needed to meet changing user requirements, will verify software functionality based on the test strategy and test plans created, and will utilize various software testing methodologies to identify the decision points in the software. The ideal candidate will create and maintain manual and automated tests within the client and will act as a quality advocate within their Scrum team and across the client to ensure QA standards and processes as necessary throughout the Agile SDLC.

Qualifications: MINIMUM:
•Bachelor's degree or some equivalent combination of education and experience, including through military service will also be considered.
•8-10 years of experience in a formal QA/Testing role.
•5 – 7 years of QA SDLC process experience, to include previous experience in test strategy and test plan creation as well as experience working within an Agile/Scrum environment.
•2-4 years of experience in testing web based applications.
•Strong understanding of database structure and design, to include advanced SQL language query skills.
•Familiarity in testing UNIX server applications.
•Experience in testing EDI files and processes, preferably related to PESC approved standards.
•Experience in planning the implementation of automated test plans and automated testing using either open source or commercial test automation tools.
•Experience designing, scripting, and executing automated tests utilizing Selenium IDE and Selenium Webdriver tools, and Java
•Must live within a commutable distance of Herndon, VA.

DESIRED:
•3-5 years of experience with testing Data Warehouse/ETL applications.
•Experience in Business Intelligence testing.
•Knowledge of Data Warehouse star-schema design and usage.
•Experience in creating Data Mapping specifications and test plans for ETL development.
•Experience working with business partners, product management, and application development on multiple projects.
•Database test automation skills .