Senior QA Engineer (Data Analytics) - REMOTE

Job Locations US-Remote
Requisition ID 2021-68816
Posted Date
2 months ago(10/5/2021 12:17 PM)
# of Openings
Job Function
Analytics / Data Science
Job Schedule
Regular Full-Time

Job Introduction

As a federal contractor, Maximus is subject to Executive Order 14042 and the Safe Workforce Task Force’s COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors. In light of these requirements, all employees will eventually need to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment and new hires/employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination.


Job Description Summary

The Sr. Engineer – Data Analytics QA contributes to the successful delivery of business intelligence information to the entire organization. They have an advanced understanding of QA best practice and how to apply it to BI and data science testing and implementation. With an emphasis on effective collaboration, they contribute to assessment of business requirements, collection and identification of technical specifications, and subsequent execution and maintenance of project related Test cases and Test plans. They utilize and refine a repeatable approach, cohesive framework, and integrate industry standards into the QA processes. They have theoretical and practical knowledge of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) activities specific to testing data integration and analytics. They are expected to apply judgment and initiative in carrying out assigned tasks. In addition, they work collaboratively with Engineers and development teams according to standards and best practices for BI and data science solutions.

Job Summary

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Create test plans for various high-complexity analytical products and solutions, often for large and high-risk projects.

- Write and Execute Test Cases.

- Collaborate with product owners, business analysts, data analysts and developers to refine user stories and acceptance criteria.

- Create repeatable testing processes and solutions in support of testing automation.

- Collaborate with other organizations to plan and execute e2e solution testing.

- Document test results and defect reproduction steps.

- Plan and execute security and performance testing.

- Constantly analyze and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of QA testing standards, best practices and processes within all areas of SOA PAX.

- Provide guidance and sometimes tasking to other QA Engineers, conduct QA reviews, and build the QA function within the Performance Analytics organization.

Minimum Requirements:

- Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field. Equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
- 5+ years of related QA experience.
- 3+ years of experience in a testing role supporting BI and data science efforts.
- 3+ years of experience in database testing and tools including at least 2 years testing ETL/ELT data solutions.
- 3+ years of designing and executing test cases for BI and data science solutions, preferably in the healthcare industry.
- 2+ years of experience in report and dashboard testing within an enterprise analytics tool (Tableau, Microstrategy, PowerBI, etc.).
- Data testing skills, including queries, expertise in a variety of approaches (e.g., relational, dimensional, unstructured).
- Strong relationship management skills; able to interface effectively with all organizational levels: users, team members, and management.
- Proven track record of successfully testing large data-centric projects.
- Flexible and willing to undertake a wide variety of challenging tasks.
- Defect writing and verification skills.
- Test execution and maintenance skills.
- Defect management using Jira (or similar tool).
- Ability to review and understand complex technical documentation.
- Exceptional communication skills and the demonstrable ability to communicate appropriately with all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations.

Education and Experience Requirements

Preferred experience:

  • Agile team.
  • Test case management and documentation: Micro Focus ALM Octane and Azure DevOps.
  • Automated testing:  Micro Focus UFT
  • Testing for relational databases: Snowflake, Oracle and MS SQL Server
  • Testing for ETLs:  StreamSets and Pentaho Kettle
  • Testing for reporting and analytics tools: MicroStrategy

MAXIMUS Introduction

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

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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