Hewlett Packard has an immediate need in our US Public Sector Consulting Organization for a
Applications Tester Developer
Virginia - Mc Lean
Other Government and Industry Job Titles
Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers, Quality Assurance Analyst, Quality Assurance Manager, Software Quality Assurance Specialist, Quality Assurance Specialist, Process Controller, Metrics Analyst, Process Measurement Specialist, Software QA Tester
Develops and implements quality control methodologies to ensure compliance with quality assurance standards, guidelines, and procedures in a large computer-based organization. Develops and executes software test plans in order to identify software problems and their causes. Establishes and maintains a process for evaluating hardware, software, and associated documentation and/or assists in the evaluation. Conducts and/or participates in formal and informal reviews at pre-determined points throughout the development life cycle.
• Conduct software compatibility tests with programs, hardware, operating systems, or network environments.
• Develop and defines major and minor characteristics of quality including quality metrics and scoring parameters and determines requisite quality control resources.
• Create or maintain databases of known test defects.
• Design test plans, scenarios, scripts, or procedures.
• Design or develop automated testing tools.
• Develop or specify standards, methods, or procedures to determine product quality or release readiness.
• Develop testing programs that address areas such as database impacts, software scenarios, regression testing, negative testing, error or bug retests, or usability.
• Document software defects, using a bug tracking system, and report defects to software developers.
• Monitor bug resolution efforts and track successes.
• Document test procedures to ensure replicability and compliance with standards.
• Evaluate or recommend software for testing or bug tracking.
• Identify program deviance from standards, and suggest modifications to ensure compliance.
• Identify, analyze, and document problems with program function, output, online screen, or content.
• Install and configure recreations of software production environments to allow testing of software performance.
• Install, maintain, or use software testing programs.
• Investigate customer problems referred by technical support.
• Monitor program performance to ensure efficient and problem-free operations.
• Participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems.
• Perform initial debugging procedures by reviewing configuration files, logs, or code pieces to determine breakdown source.
• Plan test schedules or strategies in accordance with project scope or delivery dates.
• Provide feedback and recommendations to developers on software usability and functionality.
• Test system modifications to prepare for implementation.
• Update automated test scripts to ensure currency.
• Collaborate with field staff or customers to evaluate or diagnose problems and recommend possible solutions.
• Coordinate user or third party testing.
• Conduct historical analyses of test results.
• Provide technical support during software installation or configuration.
• Review software documentation to ensure technical accuracy, compliance, or completeness, or to mitigate risks.
• Visit beta testing sites to evaluate software performance.
• Assist the sponsor in the evaluation of software and associated documentation.
• Participate in formal and informal reviews to determine quality.
Tools used in this occupation
• Computer servers - Application servers
• Desktop computers
• Integrated circuit testers - In circuit emulators ICE; Logic analyzers
• Mainframe computers - Supercomputers
• Notebook computers - Laptop computers
Technology used in this occupation
• Development environment software - Apache Ant; CruiseControl *; JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA; Microsoft Visual Basic
• Object or component oriented development software - Acresso InstallAnywhere; Apple Cocoa; Objective-C; Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
• Operating system software - Linux; UNIX; VMWare Workstation; Wind River Systems VxWorks
• Program testing software - Borland SilkTest; JUnit; Watir *; YourKit Java Profiler
HP is the world's largest provider of IT infrastructure, software, services, and solutions to individuals and organizations of all sizes. We bring the advantages of our scale, the breadth and depth of our portfolio, our innovation, and our competitiveness to our customers every day and in almost every country in the world. HP invents, engineers, and delivers technology solutions that drive business value, create social value, and improve the lives of our clients.
HP Enterprise Services' U.S. Public Sector Consulting organization helps clients transform and manage their IT environments to accelerate outcomes. Our goal is to be the provider of choice for IT consulting services in the U.S. Public Sector marketplace. The HP U.S. Public Sector Consulting services portfolio includes offerings in the following areas:
• Enterprise Service Management
• IT Transformation, Strategy, and Program/Project Management
• Data Center Transformation and Cloud Computing
• Systems Integration
• Applications Services
• Information Management and Analytics
• Cyber Security
• Infrastructure disciplines
This is an exciting time to join HP U.S. Public Sector Consulting! We are experiencing year-over- year growth, outpacing our market. Our consultants are engaged in projects at client sites in the Washington DC area and across the U.S. for a wide variety of Federal, State, and Local government clients, and Higher Education accounts. They're working with, and learning from, the best and brightest minds in the industry, and expanding their knowledge, skills, and abilities through HP training resources and from practical application on our ongoing projects.
Security Clearance: TS/SCI FS POLY Clearance
Location: Virginia - Mc Lean
Education and Experience Required:
Bachelor's Degree (+16 years)
Knowledge and Skills Required:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
• English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
• Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
• Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
• Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
• Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
• Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
• Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
• Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
• Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
• Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
• Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
• Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
• Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
• Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
• Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
• Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
• Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
• Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
• Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
• Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
• Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
• Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
• Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
• Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
• Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
• Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
• Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
• Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
• Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
• Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
• Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
• Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
• Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
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