Tista Science and Technology Corporation

  • Senior Test Engineer

    Job ID 2019-1687
    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
  • Overview

    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology (IT) 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.


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


    TISTA Science and Technology is currently looking for highly experienced Test Engineer to join this growing team.

    Candidate should have a passion for testing high-performance "Big Data" systems. In the role, the candidate would be working with an application stack that tests open-source and commercial software including Apache Kafka, Hadoop, Hive, using Python and SQL and all currently implemented in AWS. Candidates will at least have experience working in AWS and be familiar with the technologies we are using.


    • Development of testing best practices, processes and tools
    • Hands-on working experience writing database queries using Joins, Aggregate, Analytical Functions
    • Be the champion for quality production releases and point person for investigating any related issues
    • Design creative approaches to solving technical challenges with data validation and integration scenarios
    • Contribute to and promote good software testing practices across the team
    • Development of framework for test automation and automated testing
    • Hands-on experience building automation frameworks using Python/Java APIs with Junit/Cucumber/etc. and backend databases
    • Hands-on experience building Unix/Shell scripts
    • Real time experience testing highly scalable data pipeline that collects and process large data sets


    • 6+ years of relevant experience 
    • Excellent skills in SQL
    • Experience in Testing - Apache Kafka, Hadoop, Hive, MySQL preferred
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to mentor other test engineers
    • Strong sense of ownership and track record of quality work
    • Can-do attitude and get things done on time and on budget
    • Exercise good judgment about which tools to use and when to use them
    • Good written and oral communication skills
    • Contribute to and promote good software engineering practices across the team
    • Expertise in advanced automation testing framework development and automation testing
    • Java experience and solid Linux/Unix skills
    • Agile best practices




    • Bachelors of Science or Associate Degree in IT or related field


    Clearance requirements:

    • Ability to obtain a Public Trust security clearance



    • Rockville, MD


    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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