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Senior Systems Tester - Top Tier Technology Consulting Firm

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My name is Connor Bell and I am working with a top tier technology consulting firm in Calverton, MD. This contract is with the DHS, is expected to last more than 5 years, and is of great importance. They are looking for a Senior Systems Tester to own and be responsible for creating detailed test tasks for the work plan, identify and create test cases, and map appropriate requirements.
Please let me know if you are interested in learning more. - Cbell@tscservicesllc.com

- Identifies test case scenarios/test cases/test scripts from Requirements and Design documents
- Maps test cases to functional/system/integration requirements for appropriate testing coverage
- Creates test artifacts (plans, data, scripts) including identification, collection, and creation of test data
- Assists with the development of overall test plans and other test artifacts
- Executes test cases to meet required execution targets to keep the project on schedule
- Documents test results in test tools and validates test cases are complete for future releases
- Identifies, records, and helps manage defects to resolution
- Identifies and communicates any testing issues and/or risks to Test Leads
- Report detailed progress to Test Leads
- Serve as mentor to junior test team members on test methodology, and application/tools knowledge
- Assists Test Leads with work planning and test tasks
- Determine and meet time estimates and schedules for testing efforts
- Communicate effectively with architecture, design, and development teams
- Willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed to execute test cases
- Participate in Lessons Learned as appropriate
- May complete automation of test cases during and after execution phase"

Basic Qualifications
1. 3 or more years of professional experience
2. 2 or more years of Testing experience (System, Functional/Application, Regression, Integration)
3. 2+ years of experience using test tools (e.g. IBM Rational, TOAD, Benthic, SQL Developer, SQL Plus)
4. 1+ years of software development / coding experience
5. Bachelor's degree in a related field (or 3-4 years of related experience in lieu of a degree)
6. Ability to obtain a Public Trust (6c) clearance

Preferred Skills:
1. Experience using IBM Rational Jazz Suite (Quality Manager, Test Workbench, Virtualization Server)
2. Experience using test tools: TOAD, Benthic, SQL Server, other database query tools
3. Experience using/testing Seibel/CRM applications
5. Experience working with Oracle products
6. HP LoadRunner
7. 508 Testing tools
8. JAVA, PERL, JavaScript (and/or other common programming languages)
9. Experience working with Federal Government projects
10. Experience with DHS Systems Engineering Life Cycle (SELC)

Professional Skill Requirements:
1. Proven ability to work independently and as a team member
2. Good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
3. Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
4. Ability to learn very quickly and share knowledge with other team members
5. Comfortable working in a fast paced, quality conscious environment.
6. Availability to work extended hours if needed for urgent support.
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