Test Engineer- Washington, DC - US Citizenship Required
AppLabs - Washington, DC

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Do you have experience testing on GUI, Client/Server platforms? Join a growing team supporting DHS in downtown DC/Chinatown. Metro accessible location.


The CSC Team provides IT support to the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) for the majority of their fielded software applications and systems. USCIS is part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is the sole US government agency dealing with all immigration and citizenship applications for the person immigrating into the United States; about 8 million applications per year. We support over 400 offices in a world-wide environment with high quality software solutions.

Must be a U.S. Citizen

Must be able to obtain/maintain a USCIS 6C clearance (level of Public Trust clearance)

All work must be conducted at work location - No remote work

Essential Job Functions

Conducts moderately complex testing, troubleshooting and analysis tasks on various phase(s) of network systems development including integration, systems testing, interoperability testing, field test plans and customer acceptance plans to maintain the credibility/viability of the system.

Monitors the initial configuration and parameters of equipment for system credibility. Assists in the investigation and resolution of matters of significance in conjunction with other engineering and technical support to ensure cost effective and efficient resolution of problems.

Designs, develops, implements and maintains test processes and diagnostic programs for assigned projects. Completes specifications and procedures for new products.

Writes moderately complex test plans for assigned projects. Maintains record of test progress, documents test results, prepares reports and presents results as appropriate.

Works with clients to determine systems requirements. Assists lead engineer/management in writing proposals to recommend process/program and follows through on implementation.

Job Specific Functions

Attention to detail and able to write detailed test scripts that meet the requirements

Ability to adapt to a challenging environment - work well within a team

Experience with life-cycle methodology

Ability to balance multiple tasks

Experience working with Remedy or other service management tools.

Experience working in a CMMI-3 environment

Strong written and oral communication skills

Experience working as a Federal Government Contractor


Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering or related field preferred

Six or more years of network testing experience

Experience working with computer systems and their uses

Experience working with telecommunications systems and their corresponding principles

Experience working with network management and protocol system testing

Experience working with scripting languages such as TCL, PERL, HP, etc

Experience working with data transmission protocols such as TCP/IP, etc.

Experience working with operating systems

Experience working with protocols and technologies such as HTTP, SSL, FTP, SMTP, POP3, etc

Experience working with network equipment: switches, routers, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, etc.

Job Specific Qualifications

Minimum of 5 (five) years experience testing GUI and client/server applications.

Minimum of 2 (two) years experience with SQL Server or Oracle testing (ability to write SQL queries)

Testing Automation experience - minimum of 2 (two) years writing test scripts (QTP, WinRunner, Rational Robot, JMeter, Selenium, QualityCenter or similar products)

Other Qualifications

Good analytical and problem solving skills

Skilled in time, priority and task management

Interpersonal skills to interact with customers and team members

Presentation skills to present test results to individuals and groups

Communication skills

Active in pursuing learning opportunities

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Willingness to travel

Desired, not Required Qualifications

Knowledge of programming languages (Java, VB.NET, C#, etc)

Experience testing Siebel

Experience with Section 508 testing

CSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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