• Senior Test Automation Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Lanham
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/2/2018 11:19 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
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    Regular Full-Time
  • Responsibilities

    MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS’s founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.

    We are seeking a Senior Test Automation Engineer to join our team to support our Internal Revenue Service (IRS) client located in New Carrollton, MD. This is a telework position primarily but candidate must be able to come to the IRS New Carrollton site for special events such as release planning. The IRS facility is conveniently located directly across the street from the New Carrollton Metro station!

    • Create test plans based on understanding of features/user stories planned for product release(s)
    • Support Agile scrum team in analysis of customer requirements and user stories to identify acceptance test criteria
    • Analyze application design, interface, and database design documentation to identify critical integration points and other key areas for testing focus
    • Create test cases and enter in Agile Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool such as JIRA or Rational Collaborative Lifecycle (CLM)
    • Execute test cases and record findings in the ALM tool
    • Provide automated unit test scripts for code, including but not limited to PHP, database queries, and web browser user interface
    • Provide automated integration test scripts, code, and support for DevOps integration
    • Provide automated regression test scripts for regression testing of all previous features, requirements, and defects completed in the prior sprint
    • Ensure development and operations (DevOps) tools are properly installed and configured to promote automation and integration of build, test, and deployment activities
    • Log and monitor defects using defect tracking and reporting tool such as Rational ClearQuest
    • Participate in Agile scrum team activities including daily standup, release planning, sprint planning and end of sprint ceremonies
    • Support execution of test automation strategy including identification of candidate manual test cases for automation
    • Monitor project performance, maintain project schedule, and report on project status through weekly status reports, providing input to project schedule, and presentations as requested by IRS Program Manager and Project Manager


    • Bachelor's Degree in a related field from an accredited college or university required; an additional four years of related work experience can substitute for a degree
    • Master’s Degree may be substituted for two (2) years of general experience
    • At least 7 years of related experience in one or more of the following areas: telecommunication concepts, computer software, computer languages, operating systems, middleware, or database management systems
    • At least 3 years of experience with testing web applications
    • At least 5 years designing and writing test cases and test scripts for unit, integration, and regression testing using test automation tool(s)
    • Experience using ALM tool (JIRA, IBM Rational CLM are preferred) for storage of test cases, for tracing to user stories, and for reporting test case execution results
    • Experience with Drupal 8.x CMS
    • Knowledge of and experience working with Agile principles and methods
    • Understanding of DevOps and experience with Selenium 3.x and Jenkins 1.x
    • Experience with HTML, XML, Cascading Stylesheets (CSS), and SASS 3.5x
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
    • Ability to work well independently or in a team setting

    Preferred qualifications:
    • Mobile emulator such as Opera experience preferred
    • Familiarity with SOLR search engine preferred
    • Understanding and experience with PHP 5.6.x, PHPUnit 6.x, Javascript, JQuery, and JSON preferred

    Physical Requirements:
    • Work is performed in a general office environment

    Additional Requirements as per Contract:
    • Candidates must meet requirements to obtain and maintain an IRS Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) clearance (active IRS Moderate Risk MBI clearance is a plus)
    • Candidates must be a US Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card status) for 3 years, and be Federal Tax compliant

    The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

    • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 3 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.
    • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
    • Demonstrates good judgement in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
    • Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise.

    EEO Statement

    EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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