QA Tester

Location: Fairfax, VA
Job Code: 19-048
# of Openings: 2



Technatomy performs acceptance testing of FCC auction systems, including integration and connection points in the associated systems.  Activities include gathering of all business and technical documents (e.g., due diligence documents, staff interviews, document reviews, etc.) necessary to test and verify specifications, validation of requirements, and performing the appropriate unit, integration, functional, and non-functional testing for each component of the systems. This testing ensures the reliability, accessibility, validity, compatibility, traceability, and a smooth rollout of the systems. Testing of system elements are conducted on FCC-provisioned infrastructure, which includes a mix of on-premises systems, components hosted on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform, and system components housed on other infrastructure.

POSITION DESCRIPTION (Duties and Responsibilities):

The QA tester will be a member of a test team dedicated to conduct user acceptance tests of complex Federal systems comprising of external user interfaces (web based) and administrator interfaces. UAT is conducted using manual and automated processes, and includes developing solid test cases, procedures, support documentation and reports of findings. The QA tester will perform the following duties:

  • Identify and review user requirements and system specifications

  • Review and analyze user stories to create test cases and scenarios based on the acceptance criteria defined for new features and products

  • Evaluate non-functional requirement documents and identify performance test needs; types of tests, scripting scenarios, volume projections, etc.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with multiple groups to determine, gather and verify functional and performance test needs

  • Perform manual and automated tests, including look and feel, and basic mathematical calculations

  • Analyze test results and clearly document and communicate findings and recommendations to project team leads for issues and problem resolution

  • Analyze manual test scripts to determine automation opportunities

  • Create test cases, test scripts, and test data

  • Create and execute automated test scripts using testing software programs

  • Identify, analyze and clearly document defects, questionable functions, errors, and inconsistencies in software program functions, outputs, online screens, and content

  • Experience in testing arithmetic (usually checking totals and percentage calculations)

  • Identify program variances from standards and suggest modifications to conform to agreed standards

  • Investigate test failures and determine root-cause

  • Verify bug fixes (regression/validation/verification)

  • Analyze test scope and generate clear and concise test plans and reports

  • Clearly document, track, and report test results, analyses, and unresolved issues

  • Contribute to establishment of standards and procedures for program design and testing

  • Recommend improvements or revisions to programmers and system analysts

  • Support end users during pre-production validation activities

  • Review and contribute to program documentation


  • 7-10 year's experience in waterfall as well as Agile methodologies

  • 7-10 year's experience performing manual and automated application testing

  • 7-10 year's understanding of financial analysis/game theory

  • 7-10 year's solid understanding of technical concepts including Application Development, Application Testing, Infrastructure, Database management.

  • 7-10 year's experience with test automation tools

  • 7-10 year's experience writing clear, concise test plans, test cases, scenarios, and reports

  • Strong written and oral communications skills; must be comfortable operating and testing complicated systems and be able to understand and document technical concepts; must be flexible and able to handle multiple simultaneous tasks


  • Proven analytical skills

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Understanding/experience of Web technology is a plus

  • Software Development Life Cycle

  • Web Based Testing Applications

  • QA testing environments, methodologies, tools, and processes

  • Best practice standard testing tools such as Load Runner, Selenium, etc.

  • Working closely With Development and Product Teams

  • Developing clear and concise test reports

  • Briefing technical results to team members and external customers

    Education (Minimum Requirements):

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or other Technical discipline a minimum of 5 years professional experience

           Certifications (Minimum Requirements):

  • CMMI training, ITIL Foundations, CAST (Certified Associate in Software Testing) and/or Certified Software Test Automation Specialist (CSTAS) certification are desired.

Work Location:

  • Remote (work from home after 90 days) and Fairfax corporate offices (one day a week). Training for all customer applications will take place as needed at customers’ office in Washington, DC.


Technatomy Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Technatomy Corporation to afford equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.


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