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Job #: R-00068942
Location: Herndon, VA
Category: Testing and Quality Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking an experienced Applications Tester to create and execute test plans, procedures, and scenarios for unit, process, function, system integration, and acceptance testing. This position is located in the Herndon, VA area and requires an active TS/SCI with Polygraph in order to be considered.

The Tester shall consult with the development and/or requirements team to coordinate and test applications utilizing the full lifecycle of applications testing. Requirements include: recommending software for testing/bug tracking; installing and configuring environments for software testing; installing, maintaining, and using software testing programs; providing support during software installation and configuration; creating and updating automated scripts; and documenting test procedures to ensure replicability and compliance with standards. Key skills include: manual testing, automated testing, debugging tools, testing UI standards, SQL, Agile, RDBMS, Oracle.

Mandatory Skills:

  • Requires BS degree and 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience. 

  • Demonstrated experience running Web Browser Debugging tools, such as Firebug tool suite, in Firefox and IE Developer Tools in Internet Explorer.

  • Demonstrated experience testing across different browsers and versions, specifically Internet Explorer (IE 6-10), Firefox (3.5 – Latest), and Chrome.

  • Demonstrated experience testing UI Standards, such as 508 Compliance, HTML5/CSS3, and W3C Usability Standards.

  • Demonstrated experience working with SQL to assess the state of the data before and after test transactions are performed.

  • Demonstrated experience interpreting requirements and translating them into precise test cases.

  • Demonstrated experience in building test plans and strategies for accomplishing expected/desired results; monitoring and evaluating progress toward results.

  • Demonstrated experience working with an Agile development team.

  • Demonstrated experience with RDBMS, including Oracle.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience or familiarity with Unix/Linux commands.

  • Demonstrated experience testing applications with incorporated cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services.

  • Demonstrated experience or considerable knowledge of at least one automated test tool.

  • Demonstrated experience to proficiently create automated test scripts.

  • Demonstrated experience explaining protocols, technical procedures and processes clearly and accurately to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Demonstrated experience maintaining current skill level on tools, methodologies, technologies and programming languages.

Pay Range:

COVID Response

Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective January 18, 2022, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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