At Leidos, everything we do is built on our commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our employees, and our communities. Learn more about the values and culture that are the foundations of our business. Our mission is to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through information technology, engineering, and science. We offer a robust benefits package including competitive salaries; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; flexible work schedule to allow for life/work balance; tuition reimbursement and more.
Leidos Software Factory facility in Charlottesville, VA is looking for a Software Test Engineer to help with automated testing of our state-of-the-art software solutions delivered to our government customers. In this role, you will work collaboratively with an outstanding software engineering team and will support the team’s software deployed in the cloud. Our engineers are at the forefront of defining and building solutions to address challenges faced by our end users, applying a go-fast agile approach driven by small teams that rely on and value the contributions of each team member.
As the Software Test Engineer, you’ll participate in planning, designing and executing end-to-end automated testing in support of the Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Deployment (CD) of our products to customers worldwide. You’ll identify opportunities to increase the level of automated testing of our customer products and solutions, plan and execute strategies to achieve test automation objectives, continuously measure and improve the effectiveness of that testing based on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and evaluate and integrate new testing tools, technologies, and procedures to achieve the organization’s technical objectives.
In this capacity, you’ll collaborate with engineering and product team members, architects, and other IT resources to create and execute test strategies, detailed test plans, and scenarios. You’ll always respect the opinions of others, accept constructive criticism, share your views with a passion for improving the entire team’s performance, and collaborate openly and positively with your teammates.
Plan, design and execute end-to-end automated testing to support cloud-deployed products and solutions
Create and maintain test methodology documentation for traceability and repeatability
Set test automation objectives in coordination with the Chief Engineer and Lead Software Engineers and design and execute plans to achieve those objectives
Report metrics and status on objectives to the respective development team leads
Identify regression test candidates for automation, plan automation activities across the team and automate test cases
Write test cases and hold test case reviews with stakeholders
Enter and update test tickets to track progress
Execute test cases/scripts including functional, regression, exploratory, performance, load and smoke tests for both web applications and database
Report issues in work management tool (e.g., Jira) along with steps required to re-create the issue; record and report test results
Participate in Agile ceremonies, including daily standups, sprint planning meetings, sprint reviews and sprint retrospectives
Participate in all phases of risk management assessments and software development with emphasis on analysis of user requirements, test design and test tools selection
Utilize software testing applications and COTS products in support of testing activities
Support metrics program by collecting and tracking metrics on all activities
Use metrics to identify areas for improvement
Inform innovative solutions for more efficient testing strategy
Work closely with software engineers to create and maintain test artifacts that may be reviewed by external stakeholders real time
BS degree and 2 – 4 years of prior relevant experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
Experience with automating unit, functional, integration and performance testing of web applications using industry-standard tools such as JUnit, Postman/SoapUI, Cucumber, Selenium, and JMeter
Experience with writing and/or developing test procedures and automated test scripts
Strong, self-motivated desire to learn new tools, frameworks, and techniques
Ability to complete tasking independently with minimal direct supervision as well as work and collaborate effectively within a multi-disciplined engineering team
U.S. Citizenship required in order to be able to acquire a DoD Secret Security Clearance
Experience with Agile development principles and methodologies
Working knowledge of continuous integration and delivery methodologies and tools
Familiarity with software design patterns
Solid understanding of software development process fundamentals
Experience managing projects within the Atlassian suite of tools (Confluence, JIRA, Bitbucket).
Familiarity with basic web technologies (HTML, CSS, XML, REST, JSON)
Knowledge of a version control system (e.g., Git).
Familiarity with CI/CD processes and tools (Jenkins)
Familiarity with multiple operating systems (Mac OSX, Windows, LINUX, etc.).
Familiarity with SQL and NoSQL databases
In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. 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.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® 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 $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Pay and Benefits
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Commitment to Diversity
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.