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SR QA tester (Agile/SQL)
Ref No.: 18-06518
Location: Herndon, Virginia
Job Summary:
The Test Designer II will work with Application Development staff in creating and maintaining a robust quality assurance process for testing client applications. The Test Designer II 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 client's 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 Test Designer II will act as a technical lead for other testers within their Scrum Development team and will interface with the Product Owner, Scrum Dev team, and ScrumMaster to lead the testing efforts for various projects. 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.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or some equivalent combination of education and experience, including through military service will also be considered.
  • 9-12 years of experience in a formal QA/Testing role.
  • 6-8 years of QA SDLC process experience, to include previous experience in test strategy and test plan creation.
  • Demonstrated proficiency:
    • Testing both UNIX and web based applications.
    • Performing in a technical lead QA role on multiple Agile projects.
    • Working with SQL, including advanced SQL language query skills and a strong understanding of database structure and design.
  • Live within a commutable distance of Herndon, VA

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with:
    • Testing Data Warehouse/ETL applications, and testing EDI files and processes, preferably related to PESC approved standards.
    • Creating Data Mapping specifications and test plans for ETL development.
    • Business Intelligence testing, and planning the implementation of automated test plans and automated testing using either open source or commercial test automation tools
    • Designing, scripting, and executing automated tests utilizing Selenium IDE and Selenium Webdriver tools.
  • Knowledge of Data Warehouse star-schema design and usage.