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SENIOR TEST AUTOMATION ENGINEER

Herndon, VA · Information Technology
NorthHill Technology Resources is seeking a Senior Test Automation Engineer who will be supporting the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Grants Outcomes (GO) program. Under the FEMA GO program, the team is responsible for simplifying the grants life cycle process and improving the allocation of grants funds across the emergency management community. 
 
Responsibilities
  • Implement End-to-End Test Automation and Tools Strategies/Roadmaps, including performance and load testing.
  • Support Test Automation Solution Planning and Estimation. Analyze current architecture and test platforms to formulate a vision for growth and expansion.
  • Perform detailed test designs using sound software test engineering principals in the context of test automation platforms and integration across distributed systems
  • Collaboratively elaborate requirements to enable Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) with BAs and developers.
  • Perform tasks required for automated test implementation including review acceptance criteria (Gherkin scripts), create integration/regression test scenarios, implement data management strategy, and generate required reports.
  • Improve existing test automation frameworks (i.e. make them faster, more flexible and easier to use). Utilize parallel processing or grid systems to speed up the tests
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in Test Automation including planning, assessments, script development & maintenance preferably in cloud environment.

 Required Skills:
  • Strong programming/scripting experience and passion for testing.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in Test Automation including planning, assessments, script development & maintenance preferably in cloud environment.
  • Minimum of 4 years demonstrated experience in one or more of the following testing toolsets/frameworks:
    • Selenium Grid/WebDriver
    • Cucumber/Gherkin
    • jUnit, TestNG
    • HP Test Suite
    • Maven/Gradle
  • Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience in one or more of the following:
    • Java
    • JavaScript
    • Eclipse, IntelliJ
  • Demonstrated experience with Continuous Integration, including one or more of the following build/deploy/version control tools:
    • Jenkins
    • Maven
    • Git
    • Grunt
  • Participate in Project Planning and Reviews as well as Test Design, Execution, and Assessment of Results for Solution Delivery Services (SDS) Software Development Projects. Examples of detailed task assignments might vary by specific project:
    • Support the definition/design of a project's Test environment.
    • Review input artifacts for testability and Participate in preparation of test data
    • Create and execute project test scripts. Functional and non-functional including (not limited to) Data/database, interface, business functionality, performance, load, usability, and security.
    • Design and write automated regression test packages.
    • Develop/perform CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) database testing using SQL.
    • Log and communicate test findings to the project manager for resolution of issues.
    • Track and report testing activities/status
    • Transfer test scripts and knowledge to Application Support team to facilitate regression testing of production releases.
  • HP Test Suite desired, or similar testing suite;
  • Configuration of automated testing tools and developing automated test scripts;
  • Development of Test Cases, and Automated Test Scripts;
  • Confluence, JIRA, SharePoint and MS Team Foundation Studio experience required.
  • Pro-actively seek and promote ideas/mechanisms to support management's strategic direction for the Test Discipline and improve its Software Development Methodology.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Software Testing of applications that complied with the applicable organization's Software Development Lifecycle Methodology standards.
  • Experience with traditional, DevOps and agile software testing required.
  • Experience developing organization specific metrics to measure and improve Software Testing.
  • Experience working in adaptive methodologies like Agile, DevOps and Scrum, etc.
  • Experience in testing UI/UX best practices and 508 compliance.
  • Strong written and communication skills required.
  • Must be a self-starter/self-directed member of the team.

Desired Skills:
  • Experience in all or some of the following programming platform:
    • Linux and Bash command line
    • RESTful APIs/JSON, SOAP
  • Experience working with databases and various data formats and related technologies for testing.
  • Experience working with HP Test Suite.
  • Government contracting experience is a plus.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or other related scientific or technical discipline.
  • Minimum of 8 years of IT Experience.
  • The ability to successfully obtain and maintain a U.S. Suitability/Public Trust Background Clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
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