• Test Lead (Philadelphia, PA; Princeton, NJ)

    Job Locations US-VA-Reston
    Posted Date 4 months ago(10/2/2019 9:16 PM)
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    Regular Full-Time

    Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

    Job Description Summary

    At MAXIMUS, we are growing our digital solutions team to better serve our organization and our clients in the government, health, and human services spaces. We believe that great outcomes define our success. We like to turn bold ideas into delightful solutions. We use methodology grounded in design thinking, lean, and agile to help solve complicated problems in a cost effective, rapid, and precise manor.

    As a part of our digital solutions organization, the Test Lead will define test strategies, plan, coordinate, execute, and participate in testing activities relating to the development of web and mobile applications supported by the greater team. Ideal candidates must be highly customer focused, obsessed with quality, with a proven record of working effectively across organizations.

    The test lead will work with and lead a team of test engineers to ensure the highest quality product delivery and define measurable metrics to gauge progress against objective QA goals. They will demonstrate an ability to practice risk management, engage key risk stakeholders, and effectively escalate issues that create business, technical, operational, and project risk. The will identify and resolve gaps for ensuring successful and on-time releases and set and drive expectations around quality for major releases grounded in solid customer impact and product understanding. The test lead musty understand how all elements of the system software ecosystem work together and develop QA approaches that fit the overall strategy. They will also be expected to help to design and enforce code quality standards and engage developers to transform their SDLC methodologies to relying on CI.

    The successful candidate should be a strong hands-on manager with good technical experience and the ability to drive against a high level test strategy based on a data driven quality approach. The Test lead will be expected to champion new approaches to testing and QA. Together with our Software Engineers, the test lead will help design and implement continuous Integration testing methodologies.



    • Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience 
    • 6+ years of experience in quality assurance with automation responsibilities (or comparable skillset)
    • Strong planning and organizational skills.
    • Assist with other tasks and projects as assigned.
    • Provide development estimates for new development initiatives and enhancement requests.
    • Demonstrated experience with Agile delivery methodology
    • Experience working with a distributed team (on/off shore)
    • Experience with Vendor Management 
    • Proven P&L responsibilities 
    • Experience working in a mixed environment of FTEs and Vendors
    • Strong planning and organizational skills
    • Be highly collaborative, a fast learner and willing to work wherever you're needed on the team.
    • Domain knowledge of health care, call center, or public sector preferred but not required.


    • Experience creating and maintaining UI automated testing framework and scripts (Webdriver, Selenium)
    • Excellent scripting language skills in tools such as Cucumber, Python, Javascript
    • Experience testing Web services and applications
    • Accomplished Exploratory Tester
    • Proven success working in Agile/XP software development methodologies
    • Experience supporting Continuous Integration
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Working knowledge of retail, online commerce
    • Working knowledge writing and executing performance tests


    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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