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Mid-Level Tester


Fairfax, VA,US

Full Job Description

GovCIO is a team of transformers-people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation that improves governmental operations each day.

But we can't do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We're changing the face of I.T. - from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we're excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?


GovernmentCIO is looking for an analytical, results-driven professional to join our team as a Mid-level Tester building government digital service and working on an IT Practitioner with commercial experience transforming systems and services leveraging concepts in the Digital Services Playbook with a focus on user-centered agile delivery processes. The lead tester performs daily activities that are vital to the Agile delivery, operations and support of Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM). VLM is a publicly available website designed to honor the service and sacrifice of our Nation’s Veterans. This digital memorial space allows visitors to honor, cherish, share, and pay their respects to Veterans interred or inurned at VA national, state, tribal and territorial cemeteries. The VLM platform aims to preserve the legacy of those Veterans by commemorating and sharing their stories.

The Tester responsibilities include:

Overseeing all test events in a sprint and be able to manage multiple test events defining and staffing these test events with appropriate resources.
Coordinating with developers and functional end users to create test plans and test scripts.
Coordinating with test sites and other team participants to plan test events.
Reviewing and approving test cases.
Monitoring and updating defect reports as needed including defect report closure
Managing the defect database under the guidance of other testers.
Configuring necessary hardware and operating environments as needed to complete assigned testing.
Writing or assisting in the development of test plans and test procedures, manual and automated testing of integrations, interfaces, data transfers, APIs.
Testing Web Services using tools like Ready API, SOAP UI, Postman API, Wave, AMP, etc.
Leading end-to-end Software Testing Life Cycle from testing, defect logging and verification of closure of defects, Root Cause Analysis.
Functional Testing (System, Regression, and User Acceptance).
508 Accessibility Testing using tools like JAWS, NVDA
Database Testing using SQL queries, simple scripts.
Creating Test Plans, Test Cases, executing Test Scripts, Data Verification and Validation.
Understanding business requirements and mapping to user stories, acceptance criteria, and test cases.
Using JIRA for maintaining sprint test artifacts and X-RAY for Test execution.
Analysis of Test results, Defect management and reporting, maintaining Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM).
Work experience in AWS Cloud, Exposure to CI / CD tools like AWS Code Deploy, Jenkins, Maven, Nexus, GitHub, etc.
Proactively communicating and coordinating with various internal and external project stakeholders.
Analytical and investigation skills, willingness to learn and ability to troubleshoot.
Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and supervision.

This role may evolve to include support for additional products in the Benefits and Memorials portfolio.


Required Skills and Experience

Bachelors, Engineering, Computer Science, Systems, or related scientific /technical discipline
Minimum Years, 7+ years of experience in Manual, Integration, Functional Testing
Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
Proficiency in JIRA, X-Ray, Manual and Automated testing
Organized, self-directed, and able to work with minimal supervision
508 Accessibility Testing skills

Preferred Skills and Experience

Web Application Testing and 508 Accessibility Testing skills
Experience with VA and/or other Federal Agencies.
Demonstrated experience in a remote work environment.
Well versed in Agile Methodology, the VA Veteran-Focused Integration Process (VIP) project management methodology.

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