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Job #: TR-662853
Location: Lanham, MD
Category: Testing and Quality Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: No
Group: Civil

Job Description:
No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself.Our Civil business is helping to modernize and manage infrastructure, systems and controls, and cybersecurity for civilian agencies and commercial clients around the globe. With core competencies in information technology, energy and environment, complex logistics, and specialized engineering, we solve technical challenges and implement newfound efficiencies on a number of programs!Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer. When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies" Leidos...We strive to make the complex clear.

The Treasury Solutions & Development (TSD) Organization supports the Total Information Processing Support Services (TIPSS) contract vehicle which is used by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for IT contractor support needs. TSD provides various levels of IT products and services including software development, operations and maintenance (O&M), project management office (PMO) support and network management. TSD employees of various levels and skills sets across the US at various IRS facilities and Leidos offices.

This role will provide leadership to an enterprise test team comprising of 50+ engineers from both Leidos and our customer. This will require the ability to shape and define the customer's overall test strategy, to execute against the strategy by using practical working approaches, and to successfully manage tests. The role of test automation as an enabler to the testing operation is a critical one in today's testing environment. The role will also contribute to the definition and establishment of toolset support for the integration environment.
Typical Duties:

Develop, promote and provide a clear vision and strategy for the integration and test team

Define and implement test strategies and plans for testing within a virtual mainframe environment

Lead test planning and execution

Provide goals and objectives for the team in line with the test strategy

Ensure work is on schedule, within budget and meets the customer's expectations

Lead and coach a highly efficient test team, blending traditional and automated skillsets

Provide oversight and guidance for employees performing testing of multiple IRS systems, ensuring requirements are captured, test conditions/cases/data are created, tests are executed, and results are verified and documented

Direct and help plan Systems Acceptability Testing for multiple IRS systems

Supports, advises Final Integration Test execution as needed

Review deliverable work products to ensure that all test teams comply with required customer processes and procedures.

Communicate effectively to all stakeholders

Build a framework that provides metrics and real-time reporting for the test engineering function

Lead test automation planning and execution

Analyze current automation solutions, understand changing business needs, and propose strategies for the enhancement and/or migration to new automation framework

Evaluate existing manual test cases, and identify opportunities for automation.

Develop a plan that includes both short-term and long-term test automation solutions.

Develop test automation scripts and tools.

Collaborate with project test teams to implement developed automation.

Work towards building a stable and low maintenance set of automated tests that remove the requirement to run regression tests manually

Ensure the engineering team uses the automated tests to get the highest return on investment (ROI)

Monitor team progress as well as the ROI from automated tests regularly; and share and improve results

Measure and improve effectiveness of the automated test suite

Manage the development and maintenance of a test data management capability

Work with the customer to evaluate and improve, as necessary the test data management processes to help ensure reduction of time to operationalize test data, fulfil requirements for high fidelity data, minimize security risks without compromising agility, and to lower costs of storing data

Provide expertise and advice to those managing systems integration testing and discrete testing efforts, complete with load and data refresh capabilities

Requires a Bachelors degree and 8+ years of relevant experience.
General Testing Skills

Significant experience (5 - 10 years) within large scale systems of systems and portfolio systems integration

Significant experience (5-10 years) of test planning, management and execution, preferably in large scale, complex, virtualized mainframe environments

Comprehensive understanding and implementation experience of defining & execution of various test strategies

Must be a U.S. citizen
Test Automation Skills

At least 4 years of software test automation experience which must include:

Experience applying extensive technical expertise in the area of test automation

Prior experience with at least one type of framework implementation

Prior automation framework maintenance and enhancement experience, which may include but not limited to the conceptualization, integration and optimization of frameworks to meet dynamic needs

Automation script development experience that includes testing of large, complex applications that run on a variety of platforms such as Mainframe/DB2, UNIX, and Web.

Hands on test automation scripting and framework development experience using Java and/or Java Script programming/scripting languages

Ability to work at any point in the verification and validation part of the software lifecycle

Prior IBM Mainframe and Unisys based applications' test automation experience

Project Management/Test Management, Test Data Management, Agile Development, and DevOps

Success in technical project management leadership

Extensive background and experience in applications/systems testing

Extensive background and experience in test data management, test data synthesis and version management

Experience with agile development methodologies, DevOps, continuous integration and source control tools
Leadership, Management, Communication, Innovation

Able to use understanding of customer needs and expectations to generate mutually beneficial solutions

Can deliver clear messages through dialogue, written work and formal presentation

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with team members as well as leadership, customers, and other stakeholders

Commitment to monitoring progress against expectations, addressing performance

Demonstrates commitment to sharing technologies and best practices and to offer fresh, innovative ideas and unconventional approaches

Desired Skills:

Technical expertise including fluency in one or more popular programming language

Knowledge of professional engineering practices & best practices for Agile and Waterfall development life cycles

Knowledge of web services testing, performance testing, load testing (tools and good practices)

Experience writing, maintaining and executing automation tests using frameworks such as; JUnit, Telerik Test Studio, HP Unified Functional Testing software, Selenium, TestComplete, Watir or similar

Experience with the Rational suite of tools (e.g., RFT, RQM, and RTC)

Experience with Common Accessory Scripting Language (CASL) in Attachmate

Experience with SoapUI

Experience with IBM mainframe (JCL/TSO)

Experience with Unisys mainframe

External Referral Bonus:
No

Potential for Telework:
No

Clearance Level Required:
Public Trust

Travel:
No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:
40

Shift:
Day

Requisition Category:
Professional

Job Family:
Testing and Quality Assurance

2000

Civil
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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