Automation Engineer

Employer
Leidos
Location
Bethesda, MD
Posted
Jul 28, 2021
Closes
Aug 09, 2021
Ref
2143391363
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Description Job Description:Leidos is seeking an Automation Engineer in Bethesda, MD. The Automation Engineer will be part of a test team with opportunities to test different products, such as web applications, websites, charts, maps, reports and databases. The testing will include both manual and automated testing.The candidate will provide testing support for all software applications tiers including front-end functional testing, middle-tier testing of web services and other APIs and testing back end ETL and other data processes. In addition, the candidate is expected to lead and drive test automation effort. Candidate may also participate in requirements reviews to provide feedback on requirements and to ensure that functional requirements are testable and adequately documented to drive the test process.The candidate should be able to write test plans and think of testing strategy for each release.Key areas of responsibilities:A cents € cents Promotes and trains on continuous testing/ agile test strategies and DevOpsA cents € cents Designing test strategies, test plans, and test cases from requirements, design documents and specifications for testing across different platforms (mobile, IoT, cloud) and with an emphasis on automationA cents € cents Define, develop and implement software/systems testing standards and procedures and oversee testing across SDLC.A cents € cents Collaborate with team members to refine the product backlog itemsA cents € cents Executing and reporting security tests.A cents € cents Identifying regression test candidates for automation, planning automation activities across the team and automating test cases.A cents € cents Estimating test case writing and execution effort and keeping track of own and team progress.A cents € cents Test case authoring and holding test case reviews with stakeholders.A cents € cents Execution of test cases including functional, regression, exploratory, performance, load and smoke tests for both web applications and database.A cents € cents Reporting defects, tracking, validating and closing.A cents € cents Recording test results and reporting them.A cents € cents Participation in daily scrum meetings, agile ceremonies and weekly test team meetings.A cents € cents Participate in all phases of risk management assessments and software development with emphasis on analysis of user requirements, test design and test tools selection.A cents € cents Install, maintain, or use software testing programs.A cents € cents Supporting our metrics program by keeping track and gather metrics on all activities.A cents € cents Using metrics in quantitative project management concept to identify areas for improvement.A cents € cents Providing innovative solutions for more efficient testing strategy.A cents € cents Helps other testers in adopting agile and security test strategiesA cents € cents Support UAT activitiesA' Required Skills:A cents € cents Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (or related field)A cents € cents At least 5 years of experience performing as a software testerA cents € cents At least 1 year of experience with test automation.A cents € cents Experience working in a DevOps environmentA cents € cents Experience with drafting test plans and test casesA cents € cents Strong skills with SQLA cents € cents Experienced writing/creating automation scripts using JavaA cents € cents Experience with performance and load testingA cents € cents Working knowledge of the software development lifecycle and Agile-Scrum development methodologyA cents € cents Experience with mentoring and training team membersA cents € cents Experience with gathering metrics and monitoring progressA cents € cents Experience with Acceptance Test Driven Development (Gherkin), Behavior Driven DevelopmentA cents € cents Experience using test automation tools such as Selenium and CucumberA cents € cents Strong verbal and written communication skillsDesired Skills:A cents € cents ISTQB certified testerA cents € cents Experience incorporating security testing into agile frameworksA cents € cents Working knowledge of the OWASP Top 10, test approaches and toolsA cents € cents Experience in using JIRA, Git/ BitbucketA cents € cents Experience using VMwareA cents € cents Experience with 508 compliance testingA cents € cents Experience with Selenium and XPathA cents € cents Experience working in public health and federal contracting hhsnihExternal Referral Bonus:EligibleExternal Referral Bonus $:2,000Potential for Telework:Yes, 50%Clearance Level Required:Public TrustTravel:NoScheduled Weekly Hours:40Shift:DayRequisition Category:ProfessionalJob Family:Testing and Quality AssurancePay Range:

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