QA Tester

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Job ID 2020-3930
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Valiant Solutions is seeking a QA Tester in Washington, DC to support our agile development practice focusing on U.S. Government sector clients. The successful candidate will have a strong background in testing or problem diagnosis/resolution with experience in a fast-paced team environment. Experience with more recent/modern languages, tools, methodologies and concepts are a must. Must be driven and focused on improving your skills. This is your chance to work with a wide range of technologies for a company that cares about its employees- Valiant has been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area FIVE years in a row!    If you’ve got that ‘can-do’ attitude and possess the experience below, we would love to talk to you about this exciting opportunity.

 

All candidates must have US work authorization with the ability to successfully pass Federal background checks. This position is based in Washington DC with a 60%-80% telecommute benefit.    Remote work necessitates a high-level trust in our employees. To ensure that employee performance does not suffer in a remote work environment, all employees who telecommute are expected to have a quiet and distraction-free workspace with adequate internet, dedicate their full attention to their job duties during working hours, and maintain a schedule during normal business hours that overlaps with those of their coworkers and Valiant's clients. 

 

This scope of this project will involve: 

  • Requirements Gathering;
  • Interface Development/Maintenance;
  • Workflow Development; Integration/Automated Testing/QA;
  • Application and System level designs modifications as per security requirements;
  • Secure web service development to interface with other systems;
  • Development, Modernization and Enhancement (DM&E) activities;
  • Documentation;
  • Review and feedback on the existing technical architecture and suggestion of updates and modification if required; and
  • Supplemental Task Support, as required.

 

Example of Duties

  • Tests critical and complex custom-designed, multi-tier, business applications that use a wide range of the very latest technologies
  • Provides technical and administrative support, including review of work product products for correctness, adherence to design concepts and to user standards, review of program documentation to assure government standards/requirements are adhered to, configuration management for all hardware and software, and for progress in accordance with schedules
  • Ensures satisfactory problem resolution and user satisfaction by coordinating with Product Owner and Scrum Master.
  • Develops and presents, as needed, status reports on deliveries of system concepts to colleagues and end-user representatives.

 

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Experience with relational data models and the ability to write/execute SQL queries and analyze results is a plus.
  • Experience analyzing use cases & user stories to design effective test cases and associated test data.
  • Experience with industry-standard test management and defect tracking tools.
  • Ability to perform preliminary troubleshooting activities for new bugs to aid in the identification of root cause.
  • Ability to learn/understand complex systems.
  • Excellent analytical skills and detail-oriented.
  • Good interpersonal and team development skills.
  • Experience with Agile development methodology is a plus.
  • Experience with testing document management tools is a plus.
  • Should have good architectural knowledge of various web services, REST, SOAP etc.
  • Should be able to use all the web methods like GET, POST, DELETE, etc
  • Validate the response, response time, error code
  • Able to validate the XML and JSON body by using JSON parsers
  • Must know how to use OAuth and OAuth2 authentication mechanisms
  • Load and Security testing on web services
  • Able to read and understand API documentation
  • Able to derive a good number of test cases and scenarios
  • Should be good in SQL queries to validate API and DB data elements

 

Requirements

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or other related scientific or technical field and one (1) year of related IT experience, or
  • At least four (4) years of related IT experience and no degree requirement.



About Valiant Solutions:

Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with both public and private sector clients nationwide. Named one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 5000, Washington Technology’s Fast 50, and Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the D.C. area, Valiant Solutions prides itself on providing its employees with great benefits and career development opportunities. As a company, we are just as committed to growing careers as we are to building world-class IT solutions, all while enjoying an unparalleled work-life balance. We are in a phase of tremendous growth and building the team that will take us to the next level. We seek people whose talents and accomplishments will contribute to a thriving company, who have the character to support their capacity, and can make a positive impact on our culture. Alongside our talented team, you’ll learn to think quickly on your feet and expand your own personal and professional skillset. Our management team will inspire you to consider new perspectives and challenge you to become a better practitioner in the fast-paced industry of IT security. We hire people we respect – and we trust them to deliver results leveraging their expertise. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment as part of a stellar team of professionals, then we invite you to apply online today.

 

Benefits Snapshot (includes, but not limited to):

Valiant pays 99% of the Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for FTE

Valiant contributes 25% towards Health Coverage for Family and Dependents

100% Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy for FTE

100% Paid Certifications

401K Matching up to 4%

Paid Time Off

Paid Time On – 40 hours to pursue innovation

Valiant University – Online Education and Training Portal

Reimbursement for Public Transit and Parking

FSA programs for: Medical Costs, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking

Referral Bonuses

 

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Valiant Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex/gender, pregnancy, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law.

 

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and also be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Must be able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and computer printer.

Must be able to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express one self, and exchange information visually and verbally.

Must be able to occasionally bend and lift files and papers up to 10 pounds throughout the office space for events and meetings.

 

Work Environment:

Individual's primary workstation is located in an office area

The noise level in this environment is low to moderate

 

Authorization to Share Resume and Personal Information:

By submitting your resume for this position, you authorize Valiant Solutions to share your resume, as well as personal information included on the resume, with its subsidiaries, affiliates and teaming partners for the purpose of considering you for this position and other available positions requiring comparable skills, education and experience. Should Valiant Solutions or its affiliates and teaming partners wish to initiate pre-employment discussions, you will be asked to complete an employment application and related employment documents.

 

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