CACI International Test Engineer in Alexandria, Virginia
Are you tired of working to patch legacy applications and ready to put your knowledge, skills and experience to work building a true modern application that is new development, cloud native, working in a SecDevOps environment including real Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment, Test Automation, in a consistent Agile Software Development Framework? CACI is currently looking for Test Automation Engineer with agile methodology experience to join our BEAGLE (Border Enforcement Applications for Government Leading-Edge Information Technology) Agile Solution Factory (ASF) Team supporting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) client located in Northern Virginia!
Join this passionate team of industry-leading individuals supporting the best practices in Agile Software Development for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As a member of the BEAGLE ASF Team, you will support the men and women charged with safeguarding the American people and enhancing the Nation’s safety, security, and prosperity. CBP agents and officers are on the front lines, every day, protecting our national security by combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity. ASF programs thrive in a culture of innovation and are constantly seeking individuals who can bring creative ideas to solve complex problems, both technical and procedural at the team and portfolio levels. The ability to be adaptable and to work constructively with a technically diverse and geographically separated team is crucial. You should have worked with or have a strong interest in agile software development practices and delivering deployable software in short sprints.
What you’ll get to do:
Serve as a Test Engineer who will be responsible for activities associated with delivery of customer-defined systems and software projects; basic responsibilities include:
Developing Test procedures – Creating test procedures for current set of backlog items: system, functional, regression, performance, load, installation, security, interoperability, stress, boundary; defining tests for backlog items; estimating tasks needed for creating manual tests; and assessing candidates to automate for regression tests
Developing and implementing quality assurance methodologies to ensure compliance with quality assurance standards, guidelines, and procedures in a large computer-based organization.
Developing and executing software test plans, test cases, and test scripts for Integration, Migration, Regression, and/or Performance testing, and IA and disaster recovery, in order to identify system and software problems and their causes, recording defect backlog items, reporting the results of testing and resolving testing defects.
Establishing and maintaining a process for evaluating hardware, software, and associated documentation and assisting in their evaluation.
Perform iteration and performance testing touch point.
Mapping tasks and tests to backlog items (requirements traceability).
Supporting independent User Acceptance Testing
Acting as a member of a product team supporting teammates and collaborating with a do what it takes attitude to ensure product and team success.
Active participation in Agile Scrum sprint planning, artifact creation, sprint testing, regression testing, demonstrations and retrospectives and solution releases.
Work closely with developers, professional services team and product managers to define the automated testing components that will be used to validate requirements against developed software.
Work closely with Product Owners to understand product specifics and to create corresponding automation test strategies.
Assist with design of test scenarios and test plans to ensure that automated tests can be implemented and executed against.
Assist with creating project resource estimates, metrics to track completion phase, defect reports, defect prevention, development efficiency and quality
Contribute to an atmosphere of cross-functional teamwork within the organizations agile project lifecycle.
Build and execute automated testing on both web front end and back end systems. Ability to test at an API level such as via web services, JMS Queue, or other back end services.
Run test validations at various levels including DB validation, logging validation, and UI validation.
You Will Bring These Qualifications:
Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to pass CBP background investigation, criteria includes, but not limited to:
3-year check for felony convictions
1-year check for illegal drug use
1-year check for misconduct such as theft or fraud
College degree (B.S. or greater) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Management Systems or a related discipline. Experience accepted in lieu of degree.
Experience testing solutions developed in C#/.Net (preferred). Additionally, familiarity with any of the following is highly desirable: XML, SQL, PL/SQL, HTML, VMware, information exchanges, client server, Object Oriented Development, Continuous integration, Automated testing, UML, Class diagrams, n-tier solutions
Experience with continuous integration tools and environments and automated testing.
Ability to write test documentation - Test Plans; Test Procedures; Change Requests; System Requirements Documents; Problem Reports, Discrepancy Reports
Familiarity with Information Security best practices
Ability to apply test estimation techniques to software development efforts
Seven (7+) years related IT experience, with 2-3 or more years analyzing, designing and implementing integration solutions using .NET technologies or related technologies
3-5 years’ experience with multiple programming technologies, including .NET, Java, XML/XSLT/WSDL, Web Services, SOAP, JSP
Key technology experience in areas such as.NET, J2EE, XML, Web Services and SOA
Hands on programming experience with .NET/C# programming
Familiar working with Continuous Integration (CI) environment and a variety of testing tools such as Jenkins/Hudson, TeamCity, as well as automation frameworks like Robot Framework, Specflow, Jbehave, Geb, Spock, Junit4, TestNG, Nunit.
Familiar working with any Open Source Automation tools like Selenium, Cucumber, Watir,
Familiar working with an open source or commercial version control systems like GIT, Mercurial, CVS, SVN, Clear Case
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) skills preferred
Familiarity with any open source IDE like Eclipse/Net Bean/Spring
Must have experience with Functional Testing, Integration Testing, System Testing, and User Acceptance Testing phases
Familiar with DB testing tools like Fitnesse and DBFit
Ability to work in a fast paced, constantly changing environment
Must have knowledge and understand fundamental concepts of Continuous Integration, Automated Testing, User Acceptance Testing
Must be a team player and work in a collaborative team environment.
Ability and experience to interact with the product Owner, Business Analysts, Scrum Masters and provide guidance on automation tools and testing methods to meet project specific needs.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience participating in a high performing, highly engaged and motivated CM team
Solid experience in incremental software development projects using an Agile Scrum approach
Understanding of all elements of the software development life cycle
Highly responsible, team-oriented individual with very strong communication skills and work ethic; self-starter
These Qualifications Would Be Nice To Have:
Automated & manual testing experience.
Technical Certifications, such as CSTE, CST, CSTA, CTFL, CTAL, CTEL Experience with program testing software, such as Microsoft testing tools, Selenium and/or Geb
Experience using Microsoft TFS and/or VersionOne Agile project tools
Experience designing, implementing and/or testing web services and/or n-tier web-based
Experience with Perl and other scripting languages.
Experience with messaging platforms.
Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts, and contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas.
Experience working on unusually complicated problems and providing solutions that are highly creative and ingenious, exhibiting ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness.
What We Can Offer You:
• We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.
• Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.
• We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.
• We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.
• For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.
CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.