DevSecOps & Tester

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Aug 23, 2023
Sep 22, 2023
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking an experienced DevSecOps Tester to join our team and play a vital role in enhancing the security and quality of our clients' projects. Our mission is to ensure the highest level of security, code quality, and performance through advanced automated testing methodologies and tools.

As the DevSecOps / Tester you will be an integral part of the VA IT Campus production team. You will be responsible for ensuring all projects are completed on time and exceed client expectations. Leverage 5+ years of relevant experience for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the Talent Management Office.

This position can be remote, with limited travel as required (less than 10%) to Washington DC, or Shepherdstown, WV per client request. Working 8:00 am through 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with development and operations teams to integrate security testing seamlessly into the DevSecOps pipeline.
  • Implement Test-Driven Development (TDD) practices, emphasizing security as a foundational aspect of the development process.
  • Develop, maintain, and execute automated security tests to identify vulnerabilities, weaknesses, and potential risks in software applications.
  • Conduct comprehensive security testing, including penetration testing, code analysis, and vulnerability assessments, using industry-standard tools.
  • Collaborate closely with developers and security teams to address security vulnerabilities and implement effective remediation strategies.
  • Lead functional testing efforts, using automation tools like Selenium to ensure that applications meet intended business requirements.
  • Oversee integration testing, verifying that code operates effectively in a simulated production environment, including component and API testing.
  • Perform performance, stress, and load testing to assess system capabilities under various conditions and ensure optimal performance.
  • Lead the execution of regression tests to safeguard existing functionality and detect any breaches due to recent changes.
  • Manage and coordinate User Acceptance Testing (UAT) activities, working closely with stakeholders to ensure software meets user expectations and security requirements.
  • Conduct Accessibility/Section 508 Testing to ensure compliance with accessibility standards and provide a user-friendly experience.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional DevSecOps teams to provide timely feedback and insights, contributing to the enhancement of software security and quality.
  • Stay updated with industry best practices, security trends, and emerging technologies to continuously improve testing methodologies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Cybersecurity, or related field (or equivalent experience).
  • 5 years of experience in DevSecOps testing, including security testing, functional testing, integration testing, performance testing, and accessibility testing.
  • Proficiency in implementing and promoting security testing practices within the DevSecOps pipeline.
  • Strong understanding of Test-Driven Development (TDD) methodologies and Agile practices.
  • Expertise in security testing tools and methodologies, including penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, and code analysis.
  • Experience with automated testing tools like Selenium, Apache JMeter, and security analysis tools.
  • Knowledge of accessibility standards (Section 508) and experience with accessibility testing tools.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail, with an analytical mindset.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Familiarity with Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines and their role in DevSecOps testing.
  • Understanding of cloud-based and microservices-based web services testing.
  • Familiarity with security compliance standards, regulations, and best practices.
  • Ability to analyze and prioritize security vulnerabilities and defects based on impact and severity.
  • A capable self-starter with a drive to get all types of work done and high attention to detail.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain public trust clearance.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in communicating detailed and technical concepts to a diverse audience.
  • Proven ability to organize, prioritize, and work well with others.
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues; desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.
  • Experience with a US Government customer.
  • Experience with Office of Information & Technology (OIT) Office.

About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

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