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.
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.
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
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:Eligible
Potential for Telework:Yes, 75%
Clearance Level Required:Public Trust
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family: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 www.Leidos.com.
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