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Automation Engineer (Entry Level)

Job ID: 2016045
Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 9, 2020
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

We are currently seeking a motivated and energetic Automation Engineer (Entry) to join our team in Alexandria, VA to begin an exciting and challenging career.

The Automation Engineer (Entry) will participate in software testing, creation and implementation of Test Strategies, Plans, and Automated Test Scripts as well as other aspects of the software development lifecycle. The candidate will be responsible for developing and testing Java code as dictated by project requirement. 

Job Responsibilities:

Developing automation test scripts 
Generating test data and performing Data Validation 
Data interface message testing preferably with XML message set
Developing SQL or Unix scripts for test data generation or test harness automation
Execute regression, functional, and system testing 
Verifying results and producing test summaries and defect reports 
Identifying defects and requirement discrepancies, and generating defect change requests and reporting discrepancies
Use modern software engineering IDEs including Eclipse, IntelliJ, etc. for design, development, and testing the software
Work with users in an Agile development approach to understand and document requirements in JIRA

Qualifications

Required Experience: 
BS in (Computer Science or related) and 0 years' or combination of education and experience
Experience with at least 1 programming language (Java, Python, Ruby, JavaScript…etc.)
Basic SQL query skills and general understanding of relational databases. 
Ability to understand data models and write test scripts based on the data model
Evaluate test results, report and manage defects
Good Understanding of Oriented programming and Data Structures
Ability to work in a high-pressured, tight-deadline environment
Good written/oral communication skills and problem-solving skills; ability to communicate information to a variety of groups at different technical skill levels
Strong initiative: must be able to take a high-level requirement, ask questions/seek clarifications, and get the job done

Preferred Skills and Experience:

Experience with any one of the following Test Management Software (HP Mercury suite of tools – QuickTestPro (QTP), Unified Foundation Test (UFT), Selenium Bugzilla, Jira, Rally.
Experience in all stages of application testing, including backend testing, functional, usability, regression, load/stress and performance testing 
Experience with integration level testing, requiring ability to work with both big picture & in-depth domain knowledge.
Proven ability to develop, execute and maintain automated test suites across multiple environments: frontend/backend applications, Web and Web Services, desktop, and Web Service testing using Soap UI with basic XML knowledge
Prior experience in a software development arena is a plus. 
Thread programming experience is a plus.
Strong communication and collaboration skills. Must have the ability to present solutions to technical and non-technical project members.
Experience with XML a plus.
Experience working in an agile development process is a plus.

Customer Requirements:

• Clearance: Must be able to obtain CBP Public Trust to start work 
• Citizenship: Must be a US Citizen
• LOCATION: Alexandria, VA


Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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