Tista Science and Technology Corporation

  • Sr. QA Automation Engineer

    Job ID 2018-1475
    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
  • Overview

    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is an Inc. 500 company, a recipient of the 2010 Top 100 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses from Diversity Business, recognized in Washington Technology's FAST 50 list of the fastest growing small businesses in government contracting in 2012 & 2013, recognized as the Top 25 Fastest Growing Small Technology companies by the Washington Business Journal in 2014 & 2015, and selected as the Veteran Owned Company of the Year in 2014 by the Montgomery County MD Dept. of Economic Development. 


    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation is seeking a Sr. QA Automation Engineer to join our growing team.


    The Sr. QA Automation Engineer will be involved throughout the development life-cycle of the TISTA development team with particular responsibility in the quality assurance of software development and deployment with emphasis on development and implementation of test automation. This person will be involved in the creation of test scripts and test scenarios to ensure developers understand the business requirements so that they can be effectively tested. You will be working closely with developers as they develop code to ensure requirements are being met and to the correct quality, and you will conduct automated (and manual tests where necessary) to ensure the software created is fit for purpose. During testing you will be thinking “outside of the box” to understand the various scenarios and configurations that customers use to ensure customer quality is maintained and through doing so drive regression testing across the products. You will be responsible for defining and driving innovative automated testing strategies and tool-sets into our overall development processes that support and enhance the current Quality Assurance processes within TISTA.



    • Work as part of cross functional, passionate agile project teams to ensure quality is driven into the heart of the development process from requirements definition through to delivery
    • Designing, developing and supporting frameworks for our test infrastructure and providing automation expertise to our development teams
    • Contributing toward predictable delivery of quality releases Research, recommend and implement tools as needed with the goal of increasing automation
    • Mentor team members on automation
    • Pro-actively bringing issues and problems to the attention of the team; generating, proposing and implementing innovative solutions to solve them
    • Be meticulous about documentation and maintaining a robust log of all test cases and test results
    • Ensure that all tests are executed and give regular feedback to the team lead on the status of quality
    • Use appropriate measures and KPIs to validate and report on software quality
    • Work closely with the software engineering team, Product Management and Technical Operations as well as business users and Senior Management, as required
    • Be a creative thinker who can quickly identify and test for functional ‘edge cases’ outside of expected functionality work-flow
    • Have the drive to become a expert in:
      • Unit testing
      • UX Testing
      • UI Testing
      • Integration testing of APIs
      • Performance and scalability testing
      • Security Penetration Testing


    • At least 6-8 years' experience in testing software applications
    • Ability to work independently and systematically
    • Ability to perform thorough analysis of Software Requirement documentation to ensure completeness and testability of requirements
    • Experience in writing, executing and monitoring automated test suites using a variety of technologies including, but not limited to, Cucumber, Concordion, Selenium, Fit/FitNesse, SoapUI
    • Proficient with bug tracking and test management tool-sets to support development processes
    • Experience writing test scripts
    • Building test infrastructures using containerization technologies such as Docker and working within continuous delivery / continuous release pipeline processes
    • Experience working in a virtual computing environment
    • Experience in Testing Webservices using SOAP UI
    • Experience in Automation test (ALM)
    • Strong Experience in working with SQLs (Oracle)
    • Experience in agile scrum development environment, testing weekly builds and full regression testing for production releases


    •  Bachelors of Science or Bachelor of Arts or equivalent experience



    • Public Trust



    • Rockville, MD


    Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!



    TISTA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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