• Sr. Software Test Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
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  • 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. Software Testing Specialist to support the Department of State in Rosslyn, VA. 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, performance, load, installation, and usability (508 compliance experience a plus).

    Job Responsibilities and/or Success Factors

    • Test plan and test case development
    • Test environment creation and configuration
    • Test server maintenance
    • Manual and automated testing of software functionality, installation, and regression
    • Load and performance testing
    • Bug management 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 and operating system level installation and configuration issues

    Required skills and experience include

    • US citizen
    • Must possess a Secret Clearance
    • 3-5 years of Test Management experience
    • 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 automated testing applications
    • 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
    • Experience with reporting of test results
    • Experience with commercial bug management systems
    • Experience with leading a team of other tester personnel
    • Demonstrated Documentation and Reporting experience
    • Experience testing in an agile development environment
    • Document management system experience
    • Excellent analytical and problem determination skills
    • Basic understanding of program interfaces, services, databases, messaging, files systems, and other program objectsinsert required skills and years of experience

    Preferred skills

    • Experience with Wireshark (network packet analyzer)
    • Experience with WinDiff (graphnical file comparison tool)
    • Knowledge of SDLC
    • Knowledge of Waterfall and Agile methodologies

    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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