Quality Assurance / Test Engineer in Arlington, VA at 4S

Date Posted: 7/23/2020

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    Arlington, VA
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Job Description

Job Summary 

Collaborate with program manager, engineers , developers and client to ensure systems and documents are developed according to Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and User Acceptance Testing (UAT)requirements. Plans testing execution projects, creates Test Plans, executes Test Cases and reviews other Test Plans for accuracy. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Works with the program manager, analysts, and client to aggregate business requirements 
  • Documents and builds Functional Test Plans which encompass the business requirements specific to each application 
  • Organizes and records detailed test results; provides reports of results and project status 
  • Works with project teams through the design and test stages to ensure strict adherence to business requirements 
  • Logs detailed and accurate defect reports and follows the defects through to resolution and closure 
  • Works within IT to improve the quality of project documents and systems documentation 
  • Assists in the identification and design of automated processes to increase testing efficiency and reliability 
  • Serves as a resource to the team in the resolution of complex business or technical issues 
  • Ensures adherence to Information Technology project management methodologies; plans testing execution projects and provides labor and resource estimates that meet Quality Assurance Service Level Agreements (SLAs); adheres to SDLC processes and procedures 
  • Through the rigorous application of quality techniques and methods throughout the system design process, quality requirements are fulfilled. 
  • Support end-users in conducting user acceptance testing (UAT) and coordinate directly with development teams for in-development unit testing and evaluation. 
  • Monitor the overall quality status of a given project or program both before and after final user testing and requirements validation. 
  • Assist with other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements


Organized and detail-oriented, able to work well under deadlines in a changing environment and perform multiple tasks effectively and concurrently. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of products and with Structured Query Language (SQL) Demonstrated understanding of all phases of SDLC Cross-functional knowledge of all business areas required Master’s degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or any related field. 4+ years of experience with software/ systems quality assurance required; experience to include  

  • Requirements analysis, test case identification, test plan creation and execution, tracking of defects and reporting of results 
  • Experience executing automated scripts or with other automation tools 
  • Interest or experience in Military History or Laboratory Science is preferred. 
  • An active Secret security clearance is preferred. 
  • Good communication skills 
  • Decision making skills 
  • Self motivated 
  • Able to work with a team 
  • Must be eligible for DoD security clearance  


Physical Requirements 

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time.  Position may require typing and reading from a computer screen.  Must have sufficient mobility, including but not limited to bending, reaching, and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner.  There is a possibility that due to parking availability and location of work, walking moderate to long distance may be required.  Possible lifting up to 25 lbs. 


Please note: 4S-Silversword Software and Services LLC reserves the right to change or modify job duties and assignments at any time.  The above job description is not all encompassing.  Positions functions and qualifications may vary depending on business needs.  


4S-Silversword Software and Services LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, creed, religion, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status or legally protected characteristics.