Automation Tester with Cucumber experience- contract in Chantilly, VA

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POST DATE 8/20/2016
END DATE 11/10/2016

Modis Fairfax, VA

Fairfax, VA
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span A respected government client is seeking a skilled Automation Tester to join their team for a long-term opportunity with room for growth. br   br span style='color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-family:Times New Roman;font-size:12pt;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;' The Automated Test Engineer will serve as an interface point with our customer and other stakeholders to ensure that the planning and execution of test activities are congruent across the program. br   br This is a long-term contract position; C2C is permitted for highly qualified candidates with stellar communication skills. Strong Cucumber experience is also an absolute must. br   br The project supports the implementation of a self-service portal and enables the end client to educate, empower, and connect users while standardizing platforms to lower overall costs. As an Automated Test Engineer, you will be helping us to improve our application and provide better service for a national level, veteran-centric public facing web site that has millions of users. Your contributions will be vital to providing a high quality user experience to our web site customers. br   br This position is onsite at our client office in Chantilly, VA. br   br Responsibilities: br   br -Works closely with the application architects to develop a solid testing solution, working towards the future state of the application architecture that includes automated testing for continuous integration; br -Leads complex test automation efforts using Cucumber/Selenium and Java for large Agile software projects; br - Develops automated test scripts for new features based on acceptance criteria and user stories during each development Sprint; br - Develops, implements, documents, and monitors best practices for test automation developers across Scrum teams; br -Communicates automation goals, priorities, and status across the organization; br -Identifies innovative solutions to solve complex test problems; br -Assists in the training/mentoring of team members, including testers, developers, and business analysts; br -Partner with Agile Release Train to plan for new functionality, resolve defects, and incorporate error injection test methodologies; br -Provide input into improving the Automation test framework for the organization; br -Define automated test criteria to be used to determine which functionality should be automated; br - Develop automated test for all functionality that meets the specified automation criteria. br Qualifications br   br Basic Qualifications: br - Strong ‘hands on’ experience developing software tests for functional, performance, and regression testing that include automated, ad-hoc, and manual testing elements. br -9+ years’ experience with focus on Automation Testing using automation tools to include Java code integration. Cucumber Java Virtual Machine (JVM) required. br -5+ years’ experience in Requirements Analysis, Functional, and Regression, testing. br - 2+ years developing automated scripts where web services are utilized and test data may be mocked to accelerate testing cycles. br - 2+ years’ experience with agile development (preferably SAFe), DevOps, Test Driven Development. br - Knowledge and experience with Continuous Integration, Continuous Build and Continuous Deployment Practice, Tools and trends. br - Good understanding of QA methodology – test plans, test cycles, and software releases. br -Experienced with defect management and tracking tools. br -Excellent written and verbal communication and teamwork skills. br -BS Degree br   br Preferred Qualifications: br -Experie