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Lead Software Tester in Richmond, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 8/30/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

**U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.**

Education/Requirements/Technical Competencies:

* 4+ years' experience with software testing (including automated) or 4 year college degree (preferably computer software related) (required)

* 4+ years' experience with manual software testing (required)

* 3+ years of automated software testing(desired)

* Extensive knowledge in Selenium and other test automation tools

* Knowledge and experience using various testing tools that include but are not limited to: HP ALM, TFS Test Manager, Fortify, Nexus

* Extensive knowledge and experience working in an Agile environment (required)

* Ability to work with other team members in automation techniques and approaches for the appropriate mix of tools and processes required to support production test operations

* Experience developing and executing test cases (required)

* Must demonstrate knowledge of fundamental testing principles, concepts and techniques and have experience recording defects in defect tracking software (required)

* Experience evaluating and recommending testing tools and techniques. Perform the administration of testing tools (required)

* Strong interpersonal, analytical, and customer service skills (required)

* Detail oriented and strong verbal and written communication skills (required)

* Strong leadership characteristics and competent in leading testing teams (required)

* Strong team player and self-starter (required)

* Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills

* Possess a sense of accountability and urgency in completing assignments (required)

* Proven ability in determining the root cause of problems and the conditions for their occurrence (required)

* May require occasional extended hours for testing new systems, problem resolution, and completion of priority projects (required)

* May require occasional overnight travel for participation in requirements gathering sessions or development planning sessions (required)

The Application Development Department has an immediate opening for a Lead Software Test Engineer. In this role, your primary responsibility is to perform and report on various types of tests including functional, integration, system, regression and/or performance as well as recommend analytical and technical testing techniques. Additionally, this role will provide software testing information upon which management can make informed quality decisions about an application. The Software Test Lead Engineer evaluates software performance and current test methodologies, recommending process improvements and translates functional and technical requirements into comprehensive test scripts along with maintaining and executing test scripts, and verifying test results. This role is responsible for maintaining defects and collaborating with development staff to resolve issues.

Additional Responsibilities:

* Manual Functional Testing

* Organizes and performs various types of testing to include functional, integration, system, regression, and/or performance

* Designs, maintains, and executes manual and automated test scripts related to functional, integration, system, regression and/or performance testing

* Manages defects by recording, reporting, analyzing, and tracking defects to resolution

* Identifies and documents testing strategies and approaches

* Consults with development teams to identify, reproduce, resolve and retest defects

* Performs database queries and verifies data results

* Recommends and implements process improvement practices

* Designs and maintains testing process documentation, plans, and strategies

* Analyzes testing processes and identifies opportunities for improvement

* Performs test data analysis and drives the setup and verification of test data

* Provides assistance to the test automation process

* Participates in requirements gathering sessions and converts requirements into comprehensive test scripts

* Plans and estimates testing efforts in collaboration with project management

* Provides testing status information to management

**U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.**