DevSecOps Tester

Washington, DC
Sep 19, 2023
Oct 19, 2023
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive Resources is seeking a DevSecOps Tester, to be part of a team, to support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Performance Analysis and Integrity (PA&I) for the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW). EDW is the source for all data and information about Veterans benefits data. It contains relevant data from each of VBA's transactional systems and arrays the data in a variety of business intelligence reporting for executive managers, business lines and claims processing teams in VBA's Regional Offices. EDW data is used for fraud detection and prevention, financial auditing, and reports to Congress. It is the source for all legal reporting requirements, to include the Government Performance Accounting Act, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006.

The Tester must have experience with diverse IT projects both large and small within an Oracle environment. You will work within a diverse team and multiple firms supporting one mission. This position will be r esponsible for load, security, UAT and all functional testing in four computing environments.

This position is onsite in Washington, D.C. at the VA facility during the normal operating hours of 0800 - 1700 EST Monday to Friday, excluding Federal holidays.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with development and operations teams to integrate testing seamlessly into the DevSecOps pipeline.
  • Support Disaster Recovery (DR) testing for each product.
  • Support the Release Management Plan by testing new versions, in live and / or pre-production environments.
  • Conduct transfer and efficiency load tests.
  • Ensure in-depth testing is performed on all deliverables prior to releasing for User Acceptance Testing (UAT).
  • Thorough review of all requirements and ensuring each are addressed and functional prior to release.
  • Create schedule for testing all capabilities created through UAT and system deployment.
  • User acceptance testing for all functional aspects of the reporting capability(s).
  • Establish timelines for user evaluation, modifications, or acceptance of the pre-production report.
  • Deliver formalized UAT Report as maintained as part of the overall system documentation throughout testing.
  • Stratify the testing defect corrective actions to determine those that are critical and non-critical.
  • Develop, maintain, and deliver the Test Plan and Test Results Report
  • Perform validation testing, incorporating pre-production phase load testing, smokescreen tests and peak usage testing throughout production/deployment phase.
  • Develop a validation and testing process by which users are incorporated into pre-production/deployment testing.
  • Develop, maintain, and execute manual and automated security tests to identify vulnerabilities, weaknesses, and potential risks in software applications.
  • 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, Information Technology, Engineering, 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Capable self-starter with a drive to get all types of work done and high attention to detail.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a 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.
  • Experience in Oracle EDW environments
  • Knowledge of Government Consulting environment and working within government technical teams.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a focus on identifying and removing impediments to team productivity.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to organize, prioritize, and work well with others.
  • Ability to communicate thoughts, ideas, and solutions logically, written, graphically and orally.
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues; desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.

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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