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Software Tester (SDET- Entry Level)

Company: Leidos
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Description Job Description:Leidos is seeking a tester to join the MARS Enterprise Agile Development (MEAD) contract, to enhance mission applications by advancing and increasing the use of Big Data, data analysis, AI, Machine Learning (ML), and advanced analytics.The Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) will support the development of mission-critical applications involving AI/ML capabilities for a prominent intelligence mission. SDET is a hands-on software engineer who develops code to automate testing and validation of back-end microservices and micro-frontend applications. SDET works in close collaboration with the application development and software factory teams to produce well-tested high-quality applications.The SDET role is a technical software tester with a focus on developing automated test scripts. They are part of an agile team and work alongside developers to help automate Acceptance Criteria in user stories.In this role, a portion of the unclassified work can be done remotely, with approval from the prime contractor. In office work will be done in a facility in the Springfield/Alexandria area, or via a hot-desk at other DC area locations such as Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling AFB and Reston, VA. Primary Responsibilities

  • Document and monitor testing outcomes and establish steps to remedy problems
  • Analyze current technologies used within the company and develop steps and processes to improve testing procedures
  • Detailed understanding of how to properly document test cases and create effective and focused testing plans
  • Assist other department engineers in creating practical demonstrations of proposed solutions and demonstrating them to other members of the team
  • Work closely with departments within the company to ensure hardware is available for projects and working properly
  • Provide detailed specifications for proposed solutions including time and scope involved
  • Define clear goals for all aspects of a product test and develop steps for their proper executionBasic Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, IT or related discipline. Years of experience may be used in lieu of a degree.
    • 1 year of testing experience
    • Experience developing test automation scripts for large applications involving microservices, web UIs and APIs
    • Understanding of QA concepts and quality standards for distributed applications and CI/CD pipeline processes
    • Hands-on experience with a major programming language: Java, Python, and similar
    • Hands -on experience with major testing frameworks including Selenium, Junit, JMeter, and similar
    • Fluent in Test-Driven Development (TDD) and Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) practices
    • Familiarity with JavaScript testing frameworks such as Protractor or similar
    • Experience working in small cross-functional agile teams developing user stories and codifying acceptance criteria
    • Experience integrating automated tests into CI/CD pipelinesSecurity Clearance
      • Candidates must already possess an active TS/SCI clearance.
      • Candidates must be willing to obtain and maintain a polygraph.
      • US Citizenship is required due to the nature of the government contracts we support.Preferred Qualifications
        • Project development and leadership skills are essential in planning and overseeing project tests
        • Current understanding of best practices regarding system security measures
        • Experience with software engineering, customer experience and design architecture
        • Ability to work with various departments to facilitate the orderly execution of a proposed project plan
        • Knowledge of testing methodologies and when certain strategies are recommended
        • Knowledge and experience working with various operating systems
        • Professional work experience in analyzing and testing computer hardware and software using Selenium, Junit, Git and working in the Cloud utilizing an Agile Framework Pay Range:Pay Range $53,300.00 - $82,000.00 - $110,700.00The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Keywords: Leidos, Alexandria , Software Tester (SDET- Entry Level), IT / Software / Systems , Alexandria, Virginia

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