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QA/QC Engineer

Location: Washington DC Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Contract

A HireStrategy Client, located in Washington DC, is looking to hire an Automation Tester.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Effectively work in Agile methodology
  • Develop and maintain functional automation test scripts utilizing modular frameworks and best practices
  • Execute test scripts to validate correct functionality of application
  • Use SQL for back-end database validation
  • Perform various types of testing including smoke, white box, black box, integration, end-to-end, regression, and system testing as needed
  • Participate in requirement & design review sessions; evaluate requirements & design docs from a quality test automation standpoint
  • Manage test coverage based on risk analysis
  • Document defects and evaluate priority of defect based on overall application functionality
  • Coordinate test script reviews with stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Adhere to requirement review, defect writing & test script writing guidelines
  • Keep QA Lead and management informed of current state of quality and test progress
  • Ensure completion of all deliverables within schedule, budget and quality constraints.
  • Participate in Root Cause Analysis sessions
  • Ensure that projects follow prescribed software development life cycle standards.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with project team.
  • Multi-task to meet assignment deadlines
  • Accurately estimate work assignments
  • Show assertiveness
  • Identify obstacles and roadblocks; and offer suggestions to work around obstacles
  • Help drive and improve QA process within the team you are assigned



  • 5+ years of relevant experience in software quality assurance
  • Have obtained a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or have related and equivalent work experience
  • 1+ years of working in an Agile/Scrum methodology
  • 1+ years of working in a Waterfall methodology
  • 2+ years of writing and maintaining scripts in Selenium Web Driver using Java and modular frameworks (TestNG)
  • 2+ years of writing and maintaining scripts in QTP/UFT using VBScript and modular frameworks
  • 2+ years of using Quality Center/ALM for test case management
  • 1+ of using Jira for defect tracking
  • 2+ years of using T-SQL or PL/SQL for database validation