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Senior QA/Automation Engineer - remote

Company: IDS International
Location: Aurora
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Senior QA/Automation Engineer

Why IDS?

IDS believes in resolving conflict and building innovative approaches to do so. Combining operational expertise with an intimate understanding of today's greatest challenges to bring our customers the solutions required for success in a complex and multidimensional world. We tailor solutions for a diverse range of government, military, nonprofit, and public-sector clients.

IDS International is seeking a Senior QA Automation Engineer to support the Cyber & Social Media team. The Engineer will be the lead tester in IDS International's Social Media Environment & Internet Replication (SMEIR) platform and should be comfortable with independent work. This autonomous individual will be responsible for manually testing latest software deployments while simultaneously designing an automated testing framework. While our headquarters are located in Arlington, VA this role can be remote. The position will report to the Senior Manager, Product Development.


  • Selecting, configuring and maintaining automated testing framework.
  • Writing and updating tests and test cases as needed based on changes to functional requirements.
  • Validating new software deployments/installations.
  • Automating test cases wherever possible.
  • Manually executing test cases as needed when automation is not yet available.
  • Aiding DevOps staff in adding/maintaining automated testing steps to CI/CD workflows.
  • Creating and maintaining documentation of automated testing processes.
  • Conduct root-cause analysis.
Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
  • At least one (1) year of programming experience with Python, Java, or similar language.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of developing, deploying, and maintaining QA automated testing frameworks.
  • Comfortable working in a small team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Conduct all types of application testing as needed, such as system, unit, regression, load, and acceptance testing methods.
  • Strong Automation background and familiarity with API calls.
  • Familiar with Agile methodology (Scrum, Kanban), Selenium and Jenkins.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Linux, AWS, and VMware familiarity.
  • Experience with REST and gRPC.
Computer Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
IDS's competitive benefit package starts you off out on the right foot. Eligibility begins day one.

  • Health and Well-being - 100% of employee medical and other insurance premiums are paid by IDS.
  • Financial Future - 401(k) with an industry leading match and no waiting period. You are fully vested in all contributions from the start.
  • Paid Leave - Generous time off accruals for you to take paid leave, totaling five weeks.
  • Professional Development - networking opportunities, informal mentoring, education reimbursement and access to thousands of online professional development resources.
  • Casual, fun, and supportive work environment with all the tools and amenities you need to thrive.
Must be an effective communicator both verbally and in writing. Most positions require ability to work on a desktop or laptop computer for extended periods of time. Computer activities include reading, reviewing and analyzing information, as well as providing recommendations, summaries, and reports in written or verbal format. Additionally, positions require ability to sit at a workstation for extended periods; use hand(s) to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; as well as speak and hear.

Employee may be required to occasionally lift and/or move moderate amounts of weight, typically less than 20 pounds. Regular and predictable attendance is essential.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, and local law.

If you are unable to apply through the portal and need to speak to someone about necessary accommodations to apply, please email and we will follow up with you. Do not submit resumes and applications through this email.

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