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Job #: R-00024470
Location: Herndon, VA
Category: Testing and Quality Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos seeks an experienced Automated Software Tester to provide support for a position in the Herndon, VA area.  The Automated Software Tester will work closely with Test Lead to select/upgrade automated test tools, applying the latest techniques in test automation.  The Automated Tester will use risk-driven techniques to develop, execute, and maintain automated test suites.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The Automated Software Tester is responsible for implementing automated testing solutions for multiple project teams.
  • The candidate will also be required to perform manual testing as needed.
  • The candidate will participate in peer reviews of requirements and test documentation.
  • Working in a Scrum agile development environment, the Automated Software Tester will collaborate with development, deployment, and test team members; adhere to project schedules and milestones; and provide status updates to Test Lead.
  • The candidate shall develop and maintain good professional working relationships, especially within the test team and with those who interact regularly with the test team.
  • Perform other test-related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications

  •  BS degree and 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience or experience in lieu degree
  • At least five (5) years of experience as an applications tester
  • Experience applying software engineering techniques and best practices
  • Experienced in the Agile process
  • Experience in testing applications such as JAVA, C, C++, Visual Basic, .Net, and HTML
  • Experience with testing software to verify and validate requirements
  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills, with an ability to anticipate, effectively diagnose, isolate, and expediently resolve complex problems
  • Good communication skills to convey technical concepts
  • At least two (2) years experience using automated testing tools (e.g. Selenium, Katalon)
  • Knowledge of requirements & bug tracking tool
  • Knowledge of version control tool (e.g. git, TFS)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in classification markings and software development
  • Excellent communication skills to convey technical concepts
  • Expert in using automated testing tools including, but not limited to, Selenium

Clearance: TS/SCI with Poly. US Citizenship is required.

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Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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Testing and Quality Assurance


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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