Big Data Quality Assurance Testers
Quality Assurance TestersWashington DCRef# 2017-1369 The Oakleaf Group has immediate positions available for Quality Assurance Testers to support our client to develop next generation innovative products, services, and solutions. The testers will design and/or conduct automation test plans and scripts to test new, customized, or COTS software to ensure optimal performance of software before being put into production or installed in network environment. Test compatibility of new software with installed systems, networks, and technology platforms. Track errors, bugs, and the like in test data files for follow up and/or further testing. The Oakleaf Group is a growing boutique consulting firm with offices in Chevy Chase, MD Bethesda, MD and New York, NY. Our people are our greatest assets and our company culture is grounded in that belief. We offer challenging and interesting work in a friendly and supportive environment.Analyze business requirements and technical specifications of applications in development to see how they can be developed into testable elements.Develop test script, test scenario, and test methodology and document for execution. May review and critique test scripts developed by less experienced staff and suggest improvements.Conduct tests of applications in production or in development, applications about to be migrated, or applications recently patched. May lead a test exercise involving less experienced staff.Document test results, and compile results of other testers into consolidated report for management, clients, applications staff. May perform regression or other analyses and present in project meeting.Evaluate testing methodologies and testing tools available in IT market, and advise management on adopting them.May test production software that had bugs or breakdowns in production. Test as appropriate and determine root causes and document for other technical staff to address. Required:Query skills: SQLOracle4+ years of experienceBachelor's degree required Strongly Desired:Exposure to testing Big Data projects (Hadoop and/or Netezza).Exposure to testing data extraction and transformation programs.Experience with Agile and Iterative software development methodologies. Optional:SAS, JAVAProficiency in Selenium automation toolProficiency in Cucumber testing frameworkExperience in applying BDD and TDD techniquesExperience with build tools and Dev Ops: SVN, Maven, Jenkins Candidates or calls from recruiters will not be accepted. As a condition of employment with The Oakleaf Group, any successful job applicant will be required to successfully complete a background investigation, which may also include a pre-employment drug screen and/or credit check for positions in some areas of our business. The Oakleaf Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, religion, gender, native origin, age, disability, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.