Tester (Automation)

IT, Security, Exchange, System, Tester, SQL, Programming, Java, Python, Oracle, Linux, API
Full Time

Job Description


VariQ, a leader in innovative IT solutions and professional services for federal clients, is seeking motivated IT professionals like you who are eager to contribute to our critical Homeland Security missions. For the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), VariQ anticipates performing software development and application enhancements on this O&M contract using Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and DevSecOps processes. VariQ is excited to offer you a unique opportunity to join a SAFe Agile release planning team implementing CI/CD pipeline to support one our nation's most critical homeland missions - the storage and processing of student and exchange visitor information for national security, law enforcement, immigration and border management, intelligence, background investigations, and associated testing, training, management reporting, planning and analysis.

VariQ is seeking a Tester (Automation)to support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SEVIS contract.

Additional Information:
  • Location: Rockville MD or Tyson's Corner, VA
  • Available: Within 30 days; subject to completing clearance process
  • Salary: Dependent upon experience
  • Security Clearance: Must be a US Citizen and have or are able to obtain a DHS Public Trust


  • Participate in scrum planning and other brainstorming sessions and provide feedback to user story requirements, acceptance criteria and implementation estimates.
  • Automate test cases; Perform
  • Design and implement BDD automated test cases to ensure highest code quality.
  • Participate in the creation/maintenance of the Selenium framework used for BDD testing.
  • Triage defects and assist developers in isolating the defect root cause.
  • Prepare test data and scenarios for automated test cases.
  • Collaborate with all team members to deliver quality product and meet the Sprint goals.
  • Managing the complete software development process from conception to deployment in an Agile environment
  • Drive automated testing and providing feedback to team leadership during the development process
  • Support both DevOps and New Feature development
  • Document and maintain software functionality


  • A minimum of 5 years of IT experience with focus on testing/QC and test automation.
  • A minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on experience using BDD and test automation frameworks - such as Selenium, Cucumber/Gherkin.
  • Experience in writing SQL queries for analysis and manipulation of data.
  • Experience with large scale, high performance enterprise systems and application development projects.
  • Willingness to grow skills and capabilities
  • Excellent communication skills

Desired Skills and Tools Experience
  • Strong aptitude and the desire to quickly learn and get to speed
  • Programming experience in any high-level language like Java or Python
  • Experience testing scalable applications using the micro-service pattern in a cloud environment.
  • Experience with the following stack of tools (or their close equivalents): AWS Cloud, Docker/Kubernetes, Nexus, GIit, Jenkins CI/CD, AngularJS. MongoDB, Oracle RDBMS, Linux/Ubunto, Jira, Java with Spring MVC/REST/Data/Boot/Security, Junit and JPA
  • Microservice architecture
  • Experience developing in a SaFe Agile environment
  • Experience with message queueing design patterns experience across various Integration patterns - API, Real time Integration, Event broker / Advanced messaging

Experience developing and delivering at DHS is preferred

  • This job description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities are subject to change at any time. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

  • All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

VariQ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. We consider diversity and inclusiveness to be core to our culture, and central to our commitment to fostering an empowering and supportive workplace.
Dice Id : 10286792
Position Id : 2021-3983
Originally Posted : 6 months ago
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