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Job #: R-00022706
Location: Gaithersburg, 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: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Job Description:

Serve as a Quality Control Tester on our Federal Trade Commission program team in Gaithersburg, MD.  The tester will write and execute detailed test plans and scripts, for innovative, high-performing cloud-based systems and applications, including mobile and desktop access, and multiple data tiers.  Document system test results and create bugs in Jira as well as provide analysis of the bugs and results.  Prepare comprehensive evaluation reports that verify and validate functional and non-functional system requirements.  Track multiple test executions simultaneously and follow up on results. 

The tester will ensure the program performance meets service level agreements, with proper change management and configuration management.  The team engages in an Agile release environment with competing priorities and tight deadlines from project managers and client.  Awareness with automating test scripts, including use of test automation frameworks such as Selenium, and collaborating with development engineers to devise automation strategies, test strategies and test cases.

The individual will assist the Project Manager in identification of risks, risk management and risk mitigation strategies to ensure a successfully tested application.  Communicate with internal team members in a timely manner regarding test status and results. Willingness to learn new technologies, research solutions to new and complex challenges, share lessons learned, and collaborate with the team on projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Proficiency in testing front-end web applications on desktop and mobile clients;
  • Proficiency in writing queries for data validation;
  • Proficiency in creating and searching for test cases and bugs as well as managing workflows;
  • Proficiency in writing and executing effective and understandable test cases from user stories, test scenarios, requirements, meeting notes, and oral direction;
  • Proficiency in clearly documenting test status, progress, results and completion estimates for developers, testers, management and client;
  • Proficiency in clearly communicating test status, progress, results and completion estimates for developers, testers, management and client;
  • Ability to test and validate user experience and functional design;
  • Ability to write queries for data validation;
  • Ability to test and validate site security and best practices;
  • Ability to read and validate XML and JSON documents;
  • Ability to test and verify functionability of RESTful APIs; and
  • Ability to validate results from unit, load and stress testing.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Two years writing and executing test planning and test cases, UAT, System Testing, regression testing, backend testing, and stress testing.
  • Data testing, Business Intelligence, writing SQL queries and validating large quantity of data, and testing NoSQL and/or Couchbase systems.
  • Experience with testing approaches and concepts, quality management, testing tools, software configuration management, version and change control procedures, issues management, and requirements analysis and documentation.
  • Requires a Bachelors' degree in a related field and 3 to 5 years of prior relevant experience or Masters Degree with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience.  In lieu, of a Bachelor's degree 7+ years of experience may be considered.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Clearance

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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 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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