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Automation Test Engineer

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Job ID: 199717
Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States
Date Posted: Sep 19, 2019
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Testing
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: DOE Q
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is looking for Automation Test Engineers to work with multiple departments to establish a robust automated and manual testing practice. This position is responsible for the design, development and execution of testing. You will also have an opportunity to develop and build out an automated test framework and processes for the teams. This role will be expected to evaluate automated testing tools and make recommendations on the one that fits the environment and meets the teams’ needs. You will work closely with the project teams to define strategy and process, bringing functional and system level aspects of the test effort. The successful candidate will have a strong technical background, preferably as a programmer, but most of all, passionate about software testing.


Primary duties:


  • Work closely with the application architects and system engineers to develop a solid automated and manual testing solution
  • Lead complex test automation efforts using automated testing tools, Python, and Java for large Agile software projects
  • Gather & analyze test requirements based on the system specifications
  • Define automated test criteria to be used to determine which functionality should be automated
  • Develop automated tests for all functionality that meets the specified automation criteria
  • Develop, implement and execute test plan/test cases
  • Facilitate defect triage process and help in resolving release/project issues
  • Develop manual test procedures and automated test scripts for a system based on the system specifications
  • Communicate test goals, priorities, and status across the organization
  • Assist in the training/mentoring of team members on testing, including testers, developers, and business analysts
  • Provide input into improving the automation test framework for the teams


Qualifications

Required:


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or 4 years of additional relevant experience in lieu of degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of applicable experience in quality testing including development of test plans, test cases and test execution

  • Minimum of 2 years of strong experience developing software tests for functional, performance, and regression testing
  • Proven experience developing automated test systems for applications in UNIX/Linux

  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming, design and debugging skills

  • Excellent understanding of software design techniques

  • Experience with source control systems and configuration management

  • Candidate can start uncleared but must be able to obtain a DOE Q clearance 

Desired:

  • Experience in Agile development methodologies

  • Knowledge and experience with continuous integration, continuous build and continuous deployment practice, tools and trends

  • Ability to create scripts beyond record and playback, specifically developing functions, adding control flow logic, loops etc.

  • Good understanding of QA methodology – test plans, test cycles, and software releases

  • Experience as a developer, preferably in Java, C++ or Python

  • Experienced with defect management and tracking tools

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and teamwork skills

  • Hands-on experience with automated testing technologies including Cucumber, Gherkin, and Selenium

  • Knowledge of USNDS Satellite Ground System domain

  • Active DOE Q level security clearance

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Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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