Senior Test Engineer in Fairfax, VA at ConsultNet

Date Posted: 5/1/2021

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Senior Test Engineer

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Location VA

ConsultNet is recruiting for a Senior Test Engineer tests software solutions for a learning systems client.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring the high quality of software products and underlying data algorithms; making sure they work properly based on requirements and specifications.  The Senior Test Engineer will test the products in manual and automated way through test automation tools.  The Senior Test Engineer will work directly under Software Development Manager and work collaboratively with Software Engineers and other team members.  He or she will be expected to innovate and provide suggestions and solutions.


  • Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Create detailed and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities
  • Design and develop automation scripts
  • Perform manual and automated tests on web-based distance-learning applications and also back-office applications and integrations
  • Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs
  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved
  • Collaborate with internal teams (developers and product owners) to identify system requirements
  • Use database query tools and other means to verify data accuracy
  • Track quality assurance metrics like defect densities and open defect counts
  • Stay up to date with new testing tools and test strategies
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in software quality assurance
  • Proven work experience in software development
  • Proven work experience in software quality assurance
  • Proven work experience in testing web applications
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, NodeJS
  • Solid knowledge of SQL, document database and scripting
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus
  • Experience with automated-testing frameworks, such as Selenium or equivalent
  • Ability to pass federal and state criminal background checks (FBI/BCI)
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to think independently and contribute to the overall effort without much direction
  • Ability to work well within a team environment

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