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Leidos Test Automation Engineer in Bethesda, Maryland


Job Description:

Leidos is seeking an Test Automation Engineer in Bethesda, MD. The Automation Engineer will be part of a test team with opportunities to test different products, such as web applications, websites, charts, maps, reports and databases. The testing will include both manual and automated testing.The candidate will provide testing support for all software applications tiers including front-end functional testing, middle-tier testing of web services and other APIs and testing back end ETL and other data processes. In addition, the candidate is expected to lead and drive test automation effort. Candidate may also participate in requirements reviews to provide feedback on requirements and to ensure that functional requirements are testable and adequately documented to drive the test process.The candidate should be able to write test plans and think of testing strategy for each release.

Key areas of responsibilities:• Promotes and trains on continuous testing/ agile test strategies and DevOps• Designing test strategies, test plans, and test cases from requirements, design documents and specifications for testing across different platforms (mobile, IoT, cloud) and with an emphasis on automation.• Define, develop and implement software/systems testing standards and procedures and oversee testing across SDLC.• Collaborate with team members to refine the product backlog items• Executing and reporting security tests.• Identifying regression test candidates for automation, planning automation activities across the team and automating test cases.• Estimating test case writing and execution effort and keeping track of own and team progress.• Test case authoring and holding test case reviews with stakeholders.• Execution of test cases including functional, regression, exploratory, performance, load and smoke tests for both web applications and database.• Reporting defects, tracking, validating and closing.• Recording test results and reporting them.• Participation in daily scrum meetings, agile ceremonies and weekly test team meetings.• Participate in all phases of risk management assessments and software development with emphasis on analysis of user requirements, test design and test tools selection.• Install, maintain, or use software testing programs.• Supporting our metrics program by keeping track and gather metrics on all activities.• Using metrics in quantitative project management concept to identify areas for improvement.• Providing innovative solutions for more efficient testing strategy.• Helps other testers in adopting agile and security test strategies• Support UAT activities

Required Skills:Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or related field)At least 5 years of experience performing as a software testerAt least 1 year of experience with test automation (Subject 7/ Proof automation tool).Experience working in a DevOps environmentExperience with drafting test plans and test cases

Automated testing with dynamic content from database

Strong skills with SQL (preferably T-SQL, good understanding on how to create or analyze stored procedures and ETLs)

Experience and current knowledge on how to test pages and PDF files for 508 compliance (tools: Wave, Jaws, NVDA).

Need to have extensive knowledge to work with XPath (good understanding in mostly usable functions like “contains”, “concat”, “translate”, “normalize-space”, “siblings”, “indexing”, “jquery selectors”)

Experience writing/creating automation scripts and using Regular Expressions in Developer’s Tool or Java or JavaScript languages

Experience with performance and load testing

Working knowledge of the software development lifecycle and Agile-Scrum development methodology/JIRA (preferably working with Zephyr plugin).

Experience with mentoring and training team members

Experience with gathering metrics and monitoring progress

Experience with Acceptance Test Driven Development (Gherkin), Behavior Driven Development

Experience using test automation tools such as Selenium and Cucumber

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Desired Skills:• ISTQB certified tester• Experience incorporating security testing into agile frameworks• Working knowledge of the OWASP Top 10, test approaches and tools• Experience in using Git/ Bitbucket• Experience using VMware• Experience with Selenium and XPath• Experience working in public health and federal contracting

• Experience with business/requirements analysis• Interest/Experience in software development

• Experience in networking (basic commands using command line to resolve basic issues)

• Knowledge using Linux


External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Public Trust


Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Testing and Quality Assurance

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, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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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.

REQNUMBER: R-00040787

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.