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Job #: R-00041089
Location: Baltimore, MD
Category: Testing and Quality Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 75%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The Leidos Government Health and Safety Solutions Operations is seeking a Test Lead to support a program at the FDA.  The Test Lead will work with stakeholders and development teams at the at our Baltimore, Md or Rockville, Md location.  

The Test Lead will be responsible for formulating and implementing a program-wide testing strategy for a complex multi-system program; designing, developing, and maintaining automated test tools, scripts, and test suites. The candidate will work with team members across the program and provide leadership to a team of testers to improve testing processes, approach, tools and techniques to increase efficiency and software quality.

Position Responsibilities:

Formulates and develops effective test architecture based on FDA needs

Develops short and long-term testing strategies

Leads a team of test and quality assurance engineers responsible for executing all types of testing for each application release in an agile environment.

Develops and implements software/systems testing standards and procedures and oversee testing across all teams throughout the SDLC.

Promotes and trains on recommended test processes including continuous testing and test automation

Works closely with other leads such as development lead, business analysts, product owners and scrum masters to ensure correct processes are in place and followed.

Coordinates with Initiative Leads for special in initiative level testing requirements such as end-to-end, security and performance testing.

Leads testing effort/activities to deliver application releases to the Production environment.

Leads test automation initiatives in support of continuous integration.

Participates in all phases of risk management assessments and software development with emphasis on analysis of user requirements, test design and test tools selection.

Conducts root-cause analysis sessions to define preventive and corrective actions.

Conducts root-cause analysis on defects found in production to identify if there are any missing test scenario or test data in the regression suites.

Participates in daily scrum meetings and agile ceremonies.

Provides innovative solutions for more efficient test strategy.

Helps other testers in adopting new testing techniques and strategies.

Required Skills: 

BS degree and 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience. Experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

10+ years of overall experience in Software Quality Assurance field

4+ years of experience as a Test Lead

5+ years of experience with test automation

Experience incorporating security testing into agile frameworks

Experience working in a DevOps environment

Experience with drafting test plans and test cases

Experience with performance and load testing

Working knowledge of the software development lifecycle and Agile-Scrum development methodology

Experience with mentoring and training team members

Experience with gathering metrics and monitoring progress

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Self-motivated and looking to continuously improve quality through optimization, automation, and innovation

Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance

Preferred Skills:

ISTQB certified tester

Experience with JIRA and Confluence

Experience with security testing and static/dynamic code analysis tools such as Nessus, Netsparker, SonarQube, etc.

Knowledge of HHS or FDA environment, or other Federal government experience.


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 75%

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust



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Job Family:

Testing and Quality Assurance

About Leidos

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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