• QA Senior Test Engineer

    Job Locations US-CO-Fort Collins
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    # of Openings
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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 a QA Senior Test Engineer to join our team and support development efforts for a government client. Position is available in Fort Collins, CO. Would you like to be part of a dynamic team of dedicated software professionals? Are you concerned about protecting our Nation’s natural resources? We need people who are committed to action. People who want to apply their education and experience to make sure that all of us enjoy the benefits of productive soil, clean water, clean air, and abundant wildlife that come from a healthy environment.

    Job Responsibilities and/or Success Factors

    The selected candidate must be knowledgeable and experienced as a Quality Assurance Test Engineer for testing web-based and desktop applications, software engineering practices, quality assurance standards, interpretation of product requirements, test plan development, test case development, and testing of software functionality, and usability (508 compliance experience a plus). Principal responsibilities include:

    • Test plan and test case development
    • Manual and automated testing of software functionality; instllation, and regression
    • Bug managment and error tracking
    • Test report documentation

    Coordination and prioritization of testing 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 independently troubleshoot software issues.

    Required skills and experience include

    • A minimum of five years of structured software quality assurance engineering experience is required
    • Hands-on experience with creation of test plans, development and execution of test cases and reporting and dissemination of test results is a must
    • A Bachelor Degree--preferably in Computer Science, Software Engineering, similar discipline, or equivalent work experience is required
    • Experience with Quality Assurance practices and Testing Methodologies
    • Test Plan and Test Case Development based on software engineering documentation (testing based on product requirements)
    • Experience with executing functional, usability, and deployment testing
    • Experience with formal testing of complex server-based software systems
    • Multi-tier computing environments including load balanced application (middleware) servers supported by back end database servers
    • Test execution experience in .NET/C# environment
    • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server and SQL scripting
    • Experience with reporting of test results
    • Experience with commercial bug management systems
    • Operating system management experience with Windows Server 2012
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office tool suite (including Visio)
    • Demonstrated Documentation and Reporting experience
    • Experience testing in an agile development environment
    • Excellent analytical and problem determination skills
    • Basic understanding of program interfaces, services, databases, messaging, files systems, and other program objects.
    • 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 Rational Quality Manager
    • Experience with automated testing applications similar to Visual Studio or Rational Functional Tester
    • Experience testing products developed within the Pega framework
    • Document management system experience
    • Production software development experience with 2-3 structured Microsoft Visual Studio
    • Microsoft C# and ASP.NET
    • .NET, Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) experience
    • Cross-browser DHTML web design and testing
    • Experience with the compliancy requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act for web applications design
    • Experience with source control management software, such as TortoiseSVN/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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