• Automation Test Developer

    Job Locations US-VA-Crystal City
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/6/2019 8:21 PM)
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    *Technical Consulting
  • Overview

    Acuity is a leading management and technology consulting firm that specializes in serving the federal government. Our innovative, collaborative and rewarding work environment has earned repeat honors from the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work and SmartCEO Corporate Culture awards. We are looking for new talent to add to our growing team and are currently hiring additional Automation Test Developers.


    Acuity is seeking to hire an Automation Test Developer to help a federal agency continue to expand and refine its adoption of Agile development processes. This position in on-site in Crystal City, VA.

    This Automation Test Developer will support the client in maintaining a set of Agile development practices to include Automation of Test in a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery environment. Candidate must have a strong background in test automation, Web Application front-end and back-end scripting. Candidates with previous experience on Agile teams especially within Government agencies will be well suited for this position.


    • Work closely with developers, professional services team and product managers to define the automated testing components that will be used to validate requirements against developed software
    • Work with team members to develop test strategies for multiple enterprise-wide IT systems
    • Assist with Scrum Team estimation of stories and sizing of effort to include the representation of the test automation and engagement with Continuous Integration (CI) required
    • Contributes to an atmosphere of cross-functional teamwork within the organizations' Agile project lifecycle
    • Execute automated testing on both Web Front end and back end systems
    • Run test validations at various levels including DB validation, rules validation, logging validation, and UI validation


    • Candidate must have 5+ years of hands on automated test coding experience in creating functions, methods and programs
    • Candidate should have solid understanding of object oriented programming languages (Java)
    • Candidate must be a team player and work closely with other automation developers to build/support Automation Framework
    • Candidate should have experience on automation result analysis and generate automation result reports
    • Candidate should be able to improve and work within a highly advanced test automation system that supports multiple daily builds on several distinct projects
    • Candidate should have ability to learn new techniques and technologies quickly
    • Key technology experience in areas such as Java and/or C#, J2EE, XML, and SOA, REST, JSON
    • Knowledge of source control management tools including Git
    • Knowledge of Continuous Integration tools (Open Source or commercially available such as Bamboo or Jenkins)
    • Previous experience with automation tools such as JUnit, SOAPUI, Selenium
    • Experience with a wide variety of testing tools and techniques that are commercially available or that are Open Source (examples: HP's QTP, JUnit, Selenium-WebDriver, Geb, Cucumber, and Spock)
    • Must have experience with Functional Testing, Integration Testing, System Testing, and User Acceptance Testing phases
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, constantly changing Agile environment
    • Must have knowledge and understand fundamental concepts of Continuous Integration (CI) / Continuous Delivery (CD), Automated Testing (GUI and backend), User Acceptance Testing
    • Strong written and communication skills
    • Should be able to assist in debugging issues in various environments including production.


    • United States Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a DHS Public Trust suitability.


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