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Junior Test Engineer

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AINS is seeking a self-motivated, test engineer with a strong desire and aptitude to learn and expand their testing and analytical skills and work collaboratively with a multi-disciplined team of IT professionals on a large application development contract with the Federal Government.  The ideal candidate has 3-5 years of IT experience and holds an Active secret clearance. The primary work location is at the client site in Crystal City (Arlington), VA.

Candidates should be hands-on in all aspects software development lifecycle. Candidates must have the ability and interest to work on a range of different types of projects and business processes.


  • Support the automation, performance and load testing environment
  • Participate in the creation, implementation and continual improvement of standards, processes and procedures
  • Analyze performance requirements to recommend 
  • Analyze performance  and automation testing findings and report these findings
  • Effectively leverage SW application processes, workflow, data rules, and business rules to develop and conduct functional and system integration testing
  • Leverage Requirements MGT and Testing tools for example, “JIRA, HP Quality Center, Silk Central Test Manager, TOAD & Jama Contour”” to develop Test Plans and Test Scripts and to document test results and other SDLC artifacts
  • Review and determine if test results (pass/fail) fulfill established requirements
  • Coordinate with developers and communicate inconsistencies and/or failed tests
  • Record and validate defects
  • Work collaboratively with other test engineers and project management to identify process improvements and streamline operations

Required Skills

  • 3+ years of software testing experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of automated testing and performance testing methods and tools
  • Understanding of Agile SW development processes, tools, and methodologies
  • Knowledge and work experience with the following test tools:  Load Runner or SILK Performer, SILK Test or HP QTP or Rational Robot
  • Ability to work closely with support and development teams
  • Excellent communication skills and experience with customer support
  • Excellent analytical and assessment skills
  • Troubleshooting/Problem solving skills with web applications
  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and ability to work well in a team

Degrees and Certifications

  • Bachelor degree in an IT-related field highly preferred

Security Clearance

US Citizenship required, Active Secret clearance required

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