Survey Test Lead

MD - Rockville
Apr 19, 2017
Jun 09, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary

Westat is seeking an energetic professional test leader to join a team responsible for applying rigorous testing standards to Westat's survey instruments, software applications, integration systems, websites, and/or databases. 

Job Responsibilities:

· Lead small groups of testers with their day to day assignments including mentoring and training, monitoring status, scheduling and meeting test deadlines, and presenting test results to larger groups of project staff.  · Work closely with developers, testers, and non-technical project staff to test through all stages of development including functional, integration, and regression testing. · Learn every aspect of assigned project(s), maintain test tracking documentation, produce test summaries and report status to project teams, evaluate test results to meet deadlines and calculate resources, and report and manage defects. 

Job Requirements:

· A bachelor's degree with at least 8 years of experience with testing and/or survey design and management is required. · Working knowledge of manual and automated testing and creating queries to validate test results is required, along with some formal testing training. · Experience supervising and reporting on software or survey test execution is required.
Hands-on experience with the following are preferred: UFT, WinParrot and other automated test tools; configuring a defect tracker such as Gemini or BugZilla; Trusted Tester or other Section 508 code-base compliance verification; Blaise and other survey software testing. You must be able to work both independently and in a team environment, be detail oriented, and possess excellent organization and English communication skills.
Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.
Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.
Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law.


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