• Sr. QA Automation Test Engineer

    Job Locations US-CO-Fort Collins
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
    Clearance Level
    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 a Sr. QA Software Automation Test Engineer. The selected candidate must be knowledgeable and experienced as a Quality Assurance Automation Test Engineer for server based application software testing; having experience both creating and maintaining software automation test scripts. Likewise, the candidate must have a working knowledge of software engineering concepts such as software development standards, quality assurance standards, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), interpretation of product requirements, test plan and test case development, testing of software functionality, product installation, performance, load, and usability (508 compliance experience a plus) testing.

    Job Responsibilities and/or Success Factors

    • Creating, maintenance and evaluation of software automation test scripts (including incorporation of dynamic test data)
    • Ability to train others regarding automation test concepts; plus providing guidance and direction as needed
    • Gathering and validating application functional/performance/load requirements
    • Creation and maintenance of test plans and test cases
    • Execution, as required, of manual and automated software testing in areas involving installation, functional, performance and load, integration, and regression testing
    • Management of defects within a corporate defect tracking system
    • Documentation of process improvements regarding best practices regarding test automation
    • Creation of test reports
    • Maintenance of all test documentation

    Coordination and prioritization of test development activities and the ability to work with multiple development teams and software projects are also critical for the selected candidate. Candidate must have the ability to troubleshoot independently both software and operating system level installation and configuration issues.

    Required skills and experience include

    • Production software development experience with 2-3 structured programming languages
    • Experience with quality assurance practices and testing methodologies
    • Experience with test plan and test case development and execution
    • Experience with developing, executing, and maintaining automated test scripts
    • Experience with automated testing applications similar to IBM RFT/RPT, Visual Studio Ultimate and/or HP Quality Center
    • Demonstrated documentation and reporting experience
    • Operating system management experience with Windows Server 2012
    • Experience with commercial defect management systems
    • Experience training small teams regarding test engineering concepts
    • Experience working within an Agile Development Environment
    • Experience with document management systems
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
    • Basic understanding of program interfaces, services, databases, messaging, files systems, and other program objects

    Preferred skills

    • Test script development using IBM Rational Performance Tester
    • Test script development using IBM Rational Functional Tester
    • Experience writing production JavaScript, HTML, XML, XSLT
    • Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio
    • Experience writing production Microsoft C#, .NET
    • System administration experience with Unix/Linux/Windows
    • Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
    • Experience with.NET Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) experience
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari
    • Experience with VMware Server/Desktop Virtualization
    • Experience with the compliancy requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act for web applications design
    • Experience with source control management software, such as Tortoise SVN/Subversion
    • Working background in GIS technologies such as ESRI including ArcSDE, ArcIMS, ArcGIS
    • Scripting Proficiency (i.e. Cygwin, Dos, Bash, Perl, Python, and/or VBscript)

    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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