System Tester

Location: Reston, VA


Assist with the preparation and analysis of stories, solutions specifications and system test cases
Prepare co-ordinate and execute system test activities.
Design, write and execute repeatable test cases/scripts using Quality Center (QC) and QTP
Ensure that test case standards are adhered to for all test cases. 

Create or modify test data and expected results to be used for validation using a variety of tools (SQL, PL/SQL, QC, XML Spy, Soap etc.)
Store artifacts and test cases in Quality Center 
Report testing results and issues in a timely and accurate manner. 
Report and track incidents (defects) in Quality Center 
Conduct root cause analysis of identified defects, providing development/business partners with sufficient detail to understand, replicate and resolve. 
Participate in team meetings with Development, UAT team, product owner and stakeholders to review project planning, status, and issue discussion.
May provide the test lead with accurate estimated LOE for completion of design, authoring, and execution of test cases. 

Must have:
The Test Engineer should have a BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics
5-7 years of hands on software testing experience, prefer some exposure to system and UAT testing.
Should be familiar with current software testing methodologies to include agile, risk based, boundary, black box and white box testing.
Must have a solid understanding of the software development lifecycle, configuration management, and release cycles.
3+ years of demonstrated experience using test and defect management tools, such as JIRA.
3+ years of demonstrated experience testing XML (use of XML Spy or similar).
Ability to interpret requirements, build testable test cases, validate and interpret results
Good verbal and written communication skills, being a self-starter that requires minimal direction, and ability to execute in a fast-paced environment is critical for this role.
Strong analytical skills to dig into problems and attention to details is required.
Demonstrated strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills as it pertains to testing software and providing operational support.
Must have strong SQL query creation and manipulation skills.

Nice to have:
- Mortgage industry experience/knowledge
- Secondary Mortgage application knowledge