Software Tester - 33311 in San Antonio, TX at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/29/2020

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Job Description

With more than 80 years of experience engineering science and technology solutions to support national security, Alion supports clients with big ideas and real solutions.

Job Description:

Conduct automated and manual tests to ensure the software created by developers is fit for purpose. Analyze software and systems to avert risk and prevent software issues.  Find bugs and issues within an application before the final product is delivered to the customer. Be or become familiar with programming and using coding languages.  Create/execute typical operational use cases. Have a strong grasp on the major computer programming languages in order to properly analyze the cause(s) behind problems.  Maintain awareness of the variety of applications available in order to know how a test subject should be

Position Specific Responsibilities:

  • Perform software testing and installation activities on multiple collaborative Agile Scrum development teams simultaneously. Responsibilities include:
    • Test design and development
    • software integration
    • user acceptance testing
    • software installation support
    • Performance / load / stress testing
    • Data interface testing
    • Data migration testing
    • User interface testing
    • Security testing
    • Code coverage tools
    • Systems integration testing
    • Application server or OS setup and administration
    • Test and release documentation in accordance with customer standards
  • Ensure builds and baselines reflect accurate versions of software related to test phases
  • Evaluate COTS/GOTS solutions for alternative methods of testing
  • Capable of working in a fast paced, agile environment

Education / Certifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Math, Science, Engineering, Statistics, Engineering Management, or related discipline and five (5) years of experience, or a Master's degree and three (3) years of experience. Seven (7) years of additional T&E experience may be considered in lieu of degree.  International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB®) Advanced Level Certification (preferred); Educational requirements may be adjusted for applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized or uniquely applicable experience.

Uniquely Relevant Experience: Experience with automated test tools,  requirements and version control tools,  developing and enhancing test strategies,  developing test cases and test procedures and artifacts for various stakeholders, documenting test results for corrective actions, reporting and audits.

Key Requirements: IISTQB®, Rally, Bugzilla, Trac, Jira, Redmine, TestComplete, QF-Test, GIT, Subversion, DOORS, Python, C, C++, Java, Microsoft or Linux platforms


Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info


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