Jan 15, 2019

Mid-level Quality Assurance Specialist (Automation) Seaside, CA, USA

  • Advanced Onion
  • Seaside, CA, USA
Full-Time Defense Government Information Technology (IT) Other QA-Quality Control

Job Description

Mid-level Quality Assurance Specialist (Automation)

  • Seaside, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Advanced Onion (AO) is seeking a new member to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. The qualified applicant will become part of Advanced Onion's team supporting the Federal Government’s mission to provide solutions for the Department of Defense. The products delivered by this team actively help to ensure the safety of Service Members and their families around the world.

Job Description

QA Specialist, Automation

Test Automation
 Assist with development tasks to modify/enhance the automation framework.
 Assist with assessments of new tools to be incorporated into the test environment.
 Support quality assurance test automation needs of one or more projects.
 Work closely with application testers to ensure proper configuration and setup of automation scripting and to provide periodic training on automation best practices across the QA Enterprise.
 Demonstrate knowledge in development tools used to support the automation framework.

Hardware/Software Testing
 Work closely with developers in shared environments with two regions using multiple databases in each region to properly develop frameworks and automation scripts.
 Ensure data and applications are in a known initial state, perform a set of actions against the applications, validate and provide reports on automation test results.

Test Data Management
 Work with QA Analysts to assess test data needs for automated testing.
 Assist in the diagnosis of data issues and offer solutions. 
 Participate in efforts to retain a clean data environment. 
 Assessment and Documentation
 Understand and apply advanced knowledge of automation toolset, data governance and validation practices.
 Understand multiple application business rules across the enterprise, configuration management process, deployment process, test/model infrastructure and backend components.
 Understand configuration management process, deployment process, test/model infrastructure and backend components.

Team Support
 Coordinate and collaborate with others in analyzing collected requirements to ensure plans and solutions meet customer needs and expectations.
 Build, confirm, and prioritize project plans and deliverables with senior team members.
 Work independently in a collaborative team environment.
 May work in a team with other clients and vendors.
 Demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills.
 Attend required training.


Degree Requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field. May substitute equivalent combination of education and experience.

Years of Experience: 3+ years in software development

 Proficiency Level Required with MS Office Products: Intermediate
 Skilled experience with the following software languages: Java, JavaScript, XML and SQL
 3 or more years of testing/development experience in Waterfall, Agile and/or Iterative development environments using testing tools such as Test Partner, SilkTest or Selenium.
 Experience independently testing complicated .Net and Java client/server software suites with multiple independent components. Application testing on the Windows platform with emphasis on Java, XML/SOAP and/or Client/Server .Net applications.
 Relational Database and strong SQL knowledge is needed to create, modify, and validate test data.
 Demonstrated ability developing frameworks and automation scripts in multi-tiered application environments with complex business rules is required.
 Strong understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle process and the QA function.
 Extensive experience using scripting languages to automate testing tasks (Visual Basic, VBA, or JScript preferred).
 Current experience with automated testing tools such as TestPartner, SilkTest, or Quick Test Pro.
 Experience using version control systems such as SVN, CVS, VSS, or TFS.
 Experience using issue tracking software such as Jira, BugZilla, or TestTrack Pro.

Clearance Requirement: Clearable (Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for a public trust clearance or higher)



Additional Information

A competitive salary for each individual will be commensurate with experience and education as it relates to the position requirements. Unless specifically stated otherwise, each position is onsite at the specified location.

Due to regulatory security criteria, all candidates must have a U.S. citizenship.
H1B Visa holders, H1B sponsorships and U.S. resident green card holders will not be considered. Check individual job opportunities to see if a security clearance is required. Applicants under final consideration for hire will be subject to a thorough background check and security clearance checks.

This position description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. This and all positions are eligible for organization-wide transfer. Management reserves the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at anytime.

Advanced Onion is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Prerna Chauhan

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