Software Quality Assurance Specialist/Applications Tester

Location: Herndon, VA
Date Posted: 04-11-2018
RCT Systems is looking for a Software Test Engineer/Quality Assurance Specialist to aid in the development, implementation and support of the clients Enterprise Audit Messaging Application Project. The Software Testing Engineer will be expected to consult with the development and/or requirements team to facilitate, coordinate and test applications; develop schedules; test existing applications for compliance with upgrades; ensure new applications and software modifications meet requirements and operate satisfactorily in the system environment; ensure that software interfaces with both new and existing systems, per requirements; document the successes and failures of all executed test procedures; maintain currency on tools, methodologies, technologies; and possess an ability to write clear, concise and effective correspondence, test plans, procedures and scenarios in accordance with Sponsors policies. This position will require exceptional flexibility and technical skills. The candidate must have the ability to communicate with team leads and senior leadership, assess changes, and rapidly change direction in support of new and/or changing requirements. The candidate, in coordination with Sponsor PM and other leads, will support development of the overall testing strategy for the program and eventually be responsible for executing according to the test plan.
Mandatory Skills
  1. Software test and quality assurance experience accompanied with a bachelors in Computer Science and a master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline.
  2. Customer service and leadership experience.
  3. Experience supporting customers within an organizational messaging environment.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of XML and data standards.
  5. Demonstrated experience testing applications on mixed computing platforms i.e. Microsoft Windows and Red Hat Linux or CentOS.
  6. Demonstrated experience working with an integrated development environment (IDE) for database administration such as SQL Developer; writing queries and performing analysis of returned results.
  7. Demonstrated experience testing applications on multiple domains.
  8. Demonstrated experience with organizing and leading team meetings; ensuring team goals are completed on time and within scope - to include demonstrated experience working alongside team leadership to develop said goals and objectives.
  9. Demonstrated experience helping to develop work breakdown structures (WBS) and defining budgetary needs.
Desired Skills

1. Demonstrated experience developing and successfully executing detailed test plans, procedures and scenarios for unit, functional, system integration, performance and user acceptance testing of custom built software applications.
2. Demonstrated experience working closely with Sponsor based and Sponsor's partners based development teams to review requirement changes, prioritize and resolve discrepancies.
3. Demonstrated experience developing and managing test data based upon Sponsor's partners Standards to include: defining requirements for test data, working with others to generate test data, validating test data, and managing test data sets for system testing.
4. Demonstrated experience documenting software defects, using a bug tracking system, and reporting detects to software developers.
5. Demonstrated experience Documenting test procedures to ensure replicability and compliance with standards.

RCT Systems is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin disability or protected veteran status.   
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