Test Automation Engineer

Centreville, Virginia

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At Riverside Research we believe everyone's contribution is important. We encourage a collaborative work environment where all members of the team contribute to the successful delivery of a system. As a Test Automation Engineer you will define, implement, and maintain an automated testing capability that will be used to functionally test and validate software being delivered to our customers. You will be involved in all phases of the testing process.

All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work as a member of Software Development team to interpret functional requirements
  • Build and execute automated tests to deliver complex collection planning features
  • Support existing products and services
  • Analyze requirements for complex collection planning capabilities and deliver test recommendations
  • Develop, maintain, and execute automated tests
  • Identify, log and track software defects
  • Continually build knowledge and proficiency in testing methodologies
  • Provide release readiness recommendations based on test execution and defect metrics
  • Participate in SAFe and Agile meetings as appropriate

Required Qualifications:

  • Active  TS/SCI clearance or ability to obtain a clearance
  • 5 years or more of relevant work experience
  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering or related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Experience:
    • developing/creating automation scripts with Cypress or Selenium
    • defining test scenarios, test cases and test data from requirements
    • performing manual and/or automated software testing
    • with test automation frameworks and tools such as Selenium (Nightwatch, Frameworkium), Cypress, Eggplant, PostMan, Cucumber, Robot
  • Experience of programming/scripting languages such as Java, Javascript, Python, Bash
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Azure
  • Proven track record of using scripted test automation to improve quality, consistency, and coverage within a software development environment.
  • Experience with deploying and configuring complex software under Windows
  • Experience with working in an Agile/SCRUM/DevOps delivery model
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with QA testing tools (Jira & TestRail preferred)
  • Excel at delivering assigned tasks on schedule
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Preferred (Not Required but a plus):

  • Familiar with GEOINT and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) missions
  • Familiar with open-source testing tools
  • Intermediate level of experience writing SQL Queries
  • Programming skills required. C# Preferred
  • Establish quality standards for software programs, features, and applications.
  • Design test plans and test schedules for all software
  • Perform tests for new software code, features, programs, and systems
  • Report bugs and document all defects found in tested programs and apps.
  • Write bug reports that outline these problems
  • Define test approaches
  • Define and script functional test scenarios
  • Evaluate and report on testing results
  • Identify bugs and areas for improvement
  • Assist with diagnostic analysis of potential issues, functions, and data

Riverside Research strives to be one of America's premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. We continue to add experienced and technically astute staff who are highly motivated to help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers deliver world class programs. As a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, we believe service to customers and support of our staff is our mission. Our goal is to serve as a destination company by providing an industry-leading, positive, and rewarding employee experience for all who join us. We aspire to be a valued partner to our customers and to earn their trust through our unwavering commitment to achieve timely, innovative, cost-effective and mission-focused solutions.

Riverside Research remains committed to the safety of our employees and customers.  Under Executive Order 14042, effective January 4, 2022, all Riverside Research employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Fully vaccinated means at least two weeks after the final shot in the required timing and dosage. Riverside Research will grant reasonable accommodation to those where a medical or religious exemption has been approved by the company.  Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022, unless an approved accommodation has been granted by Riverside Research.  All new hires starting after January 4, 2022 must be fully vaccinated by their start date.

All positions at Riverside Research are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

Our EEO Policy
Riverside Research is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability/veteran, status as a protected veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local law.

If you need assistance at any time in our application or interview process, please contact Human Resources at 937-427-7074 or email HR@RiversideResearch.org. A member of the HR team will be available to assist.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

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