• QA Deployment Testing Specialist

    Job Locations US-CO-Fort Collins | US-VA-Reston
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    Public Trust
  • Company Description

    Spry is a certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) headquartered in McLean, VA. Spry provides Enterprise, C4IT, Management, and Cyber Solutions to the federal government and commercial entities. Founded in 2001, Spry Methods was built on the foundation of combining industry knowledge with unmatched responsiveness to produce results for our customers. Our goal is to build a business dedicated to the maximization of value for all stakeholders starting with our employees, our customers, and our community. We recognize that talented and dedicated employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of our success. Guided by these principles, we have established an impressive track record of proven past performance serving our customers within the Commercial, Federal Civilian, DoD, and Intelligence Communities. A CMMI Level 3 certified and ISO 9001:2008 registered company, Spry is committed to quality and continuous improvement.


    Spry Methods is actively seeking an experienced QA Deployment Testing Specialist to join our team and support development efforts for a government client in Fort Collins, CO, Reston, VA, or Wall, NJ.


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    Job Responsibilities and/or Success Factors

    The successful candidate must be able to configure and install QA test environments to perform testing of web and desktop software applications, as well as understand formal software engineering practices and quality assurance standards. In addition, the position must be able to perform system administration of the entire QA test environment. The ability to interpret product requirements, develop test procedures, and understand functional, performance, load, installation, and usability testing are key. Principal responsibilities include:

    • Windows server administration - setup/maintenance of multi-tier computing environments including but not limited to web server configuration
    • COTS and custom-developed software installation/setup
    • Administration of users/groups/privileges within Windows and Linux environments
    • Testing of software using formalized QA processes such as test planning, test execution, and test reporting.
    • Understanding software development principals, including familiarity with development toolkits, web development, current development languages, databases, and scripting.
    • Development and maintenance of network architecture diagrams
    • Daily up-time/maintenance of all QA test environments

    Required skills and experience include

    • Windows 2003/2008 Server Administration
    • Linux Server Administration
    • Working knowledge of IIS 6-7.5 configuration
    • Deployment of .NET and Linux multi-tier web-based enterprise applications
    • Microsoft Windows Systems Administration: Active Directory, policies, SMS, monitoring, etc.
    • Ability to deploy COTS and custom-developed software on either Windows or Linux servers
    • Creation of test plans and test cases from formal requirements and design documentation.
    • Experience with manual and automated test execution
    • Experience with creation of test reports
    • Experience with a commercial bug management system
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Visio
    • Ability to work within a cross-functional team collaborative IT environment
    • Proactive approach to problem solving
    • Successful candidate is subject to a background investigation by the government and must be able to meet the requirements to hold a position of Public Trust

    Preferred skills

    • Experience with automated testing applications similar to Visual Studio 2010 Test Edition and/or HP Quality Center.
    • Experience with Multi-tier computing environments including load balanced application (middleware) servers supported by back end database servers
    • Understanding of the formal software development lifecycle process
    • Scripting experience (i.e. Cygwin, Dos, Bash, Perl, Python, and/or VBscript)
    • Knowledge of Virtualization software, such as VMware Server/Desktop, and Windows Virtual PC.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008/2010/2012
    • Development and support of web-based and desktop applications using .NET/C#/ASP.NET/SQL Server 2008
    • Experience with source control management software, such as Subversion (SVN)
    • Testing experience of GIS technologies including ESRI ArcSDE, ArcIMS, ArcGIS
    • Basic understanding of HTTP traffic, ports, web-services, clustered and distributed systems, fileshares and batch processes

    EEO Statement

    At Spry, we believe talented and dedicated employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of our success. We are committed to crafting a diverse and inclusive workplace that endorses engagement, creativity, quality and innovation.

    We are proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, we evaluate qualified candidates in full consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other protected status.


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