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Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

ICF

Reston, VA,US

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Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our
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.

SemanticBits/ICF is looking for an experienced Senior QA Automation Engineer with 5+ years of experience testing web-based applications. This position will have a heavy focus on converting manual test plans to automated tests and developing and maintaining new automated tests for our current test suites built on Ruby, Cucumber, and Selenium. Since the project is looking to automate both API and UI testing, strong automation skills and experience building out frameworks is required.

SemanticBits/ICF is a mission-driven company which works side by side with customers to articulate a vision for success, and then make it happen. We know success doesn't happen by accident. It takes the right team of people, working together on the right solutions for the customer. We are looking for a seasoned Quality Assurance Engineer who will be a key driver to make this happen.

This position is open to a senior level to principal professional depending on experience. We are seeking someone who is passionate about technology and looking for a high impact opportunity. Ideally, someone who is committed to quality, have excellent communication and analytical skills, and prior experience building and maintaining automated test frameworks. This role is highly collaborative and requires the ability to understand complex systems/data both from both the user perspective and the technology perspective. Our ideal fit is well rounded in all facets of testing and able to independently investigate problems with strong automated and manual testing experience on web-based applications. Experience with integrating automated testing into CI/CD processes is preferred.

Responsibilities:
Work closely with the leadership team on a large, complex program involving numerous, integrated software products.
Define and maintain test plans and test specifications for functional and automated regression, and performance testing.
Ensure the overall quality of all aspects complex software system, including data, APIs, and web application.
Identify gaps in test approach, strategize on a plan to fill the gaps, and then execute that plan.
Design and maintain automated test scripts covering fundamental front and backend functions in the application.
Work with engineering teams to practice TDD to leverage test automation for regression testing.
Work with IT Developers to improve automated testing where possible.
Work with developers and other automation engineers to create and maintain automation frameworks.
Create and manage defects through the product life cycle.
Generate test reports and traceability matrices.
Translate high-level business requirements into test scenarios.
Work closely with engineering teams to discuss risk and risk mitigation.
Shape the overall QA process through application of best practices and new approaches to testing workflow.
Collaborate with independent validation and verification (IVV) testing teams on overall test strategy for the program.

Required Qualifications:
5+ years of experience in a software testing role
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
Hands-on experience with different types of testing (System, Regression, Smoke, Integration, Performance, Load, etc.)
Experience building automation frameworks from scratch.
Knowledge of SQL/no-SQL database concepts preferred and testing of ETLs.
Hands-on experience testing and debugging web-based software including use of in-browser development tools.
Hands-on experience with API testing tool such as Postman, Insomnia or Paw
Hands-on experience with front end automation tools such as Cypress, Selenium, NightwatchJS, Puppeteer, or PlaywrightRuby, JavaScript, C#, or JAVA programming experience is a plus.
Experience with Behavior Driven Development frameworks like gherkin
Experience with automated cross browser testing using tools such as Saucelabs or Browserstack
Experience in micro-services-based Architecture and messaging protocols preferred.
Solid understanding of Software Configuration Management concepts and methodologies
Proficient in at least one source control tool (Git)
Experience with Load, Stress, and Performance testing with tools such as
Artillery.io
,
Locust.io
, Jmeter or Goose
Experience with DevOps processes and setting up local environments with tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Jenkins.
Experience with Agile development methodologies and tools like JIRA/Confluence
Strong critical thinking, attention to detail, problem solving and analytical skills.
Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary in a fast-paced environment.
Committed to quality and an enthusiasm for testing.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Candidate must reside in the United States (currently, and for a minimum of 3 full years out of the last 5)
Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree with a minimum of 3 years’ experience
Computer Science or related degree strongly preferred.
Experience with integrating automated testing into CI/CD processes.
Web Accessibility (508) testing experience
Experience with the JAWS accessibility tool is a major plus.
Experience working in the healthcare industry.
Federal Government contracting work experience.
Prior experience working remotely full-time.
Position requires Individual to reside and work within the continental United States due to clearance requirements.
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Working at ICF
ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we’re not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future.
We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our
EEO & AA policy
.
Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email
icfcareercenter@icf.com
and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:
Know Your Rights
and
Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:
$70,374.00 - $119,636.00

Salary Range: $70000 - $119000

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