Test Engineer II - Automation
The Test Engineer II - Automation tests Java and Oracle applications in a Federal Government infrastructure for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Enterprise Electronic Change Information Management Portal (ECHIMP). This position works with Java Developers and Business Analysts to develop and execute automated test scripts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.
Uses technologies such as Oracle 11g, HP ALM suite to support multiple environment releases.
Maintains a comprehensive package of test data for use in evaluating changes to the ECHIMP system. The test data must be able to accurately reflect all possible conditions and predict expected results.
Performs testing tasks to support maintenance, enhancements, and deployment of Oracle and Java based applications.
Offers innovative technical solutions to evolving customer requirements.
Interacts with customers in a professional manner under high pressure of tight deadlines and aggressive deployment schedules.
Adheres to all processes and procedures including change management. Ensures all required documentation is produced and delivered.
Plans and performs test assignments involving definition of test and verification requirements, plans and sequences relative to complex software and hardware subsystems and resolves identified conflicting issues.
Establishes methods and techniques, plans tests, develops test requirements, writes test procedures and reports, and conducts tests utilizing comprehensive knowledge of complex subsystems.
Participates in test readiness reviews, participates in design reviews, and conducts audits of test programs.
Utilizes a broad knowledge of precedents in test engineering and applies understanding of principles of related engineering and automation technology to ensure test validity and integrity.
Provides functional guidance to less experienced test engineers.
Prepares/conducts highly advanced acceptance test plans and confirms accompanying results, including the development and interpretation of data sampling plans.
Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two (2) years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience. Experience with test automation tools such as HP UFT, Selenium, and JMeter required. Experience with version control tools such as Git and SVN. Experience with Agile Scrum framework and test automation in CI/CD.
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Knowledge of automated testing tools, like HP UFT, Selenium, and JMeter etc
Knowledge of Agile Scrum framework and test automation in CI/CD
Good understanding of object oriented programming, J2EE architecture, .NET, etc
Knowledge of Oracle and Java based applications
Knowledge in conducting security testing
Knowledge in developing operational procedures
Knowledge of the maintenance of complex hardware and software data processing systems
Knowledge in systems engineering and configuration management processes
Strong skills in identifying, isolating and correcting software/system anomalies
Outstanding communication, organization, and problem solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple, diverse projects simultaneously
Ability to be flexible, independent and self-motivated
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professiona1journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.