Parsons Corporation Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Centreville, Virginia

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer


Centreville, Virginia, United States

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Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer

Centreville, VA


Do you find yourself wanting to discover the breaking points of hardware/software and influence its quality? Do you have the art for discovering flaws in hardware/software and ability to write detailed test steps for reproducing bugs or validating requirements? Do you have the desire to make the world a safer place? Then we have just the job for you!

We are looking fora motivated test engineer with technical writing experience to perform the quality assurance/quality control activities for the Cyber Operation Infrastructure which include providing formal test plans for complex hardware/software system.This documentation will be used by customers and personnel to reference while installing, using, maintaining, and training others on our software and hardware. Other job responsibilities includesupporting engineering, design, software development, material procurement, integration, test, training, management, integrated program support, configuration management, and cyber security activities.

The ideal candidate should have a knowledge of networking protocols and experience testing client-server applications, Linux-based software, and embedded hardware products. The candidate should also be able to estimate, prioritize, plan, coordinate, and execute testing activities; create detailed, comprehensive test plans; identify, record, and track defects found in testing; perform thorough regression testing after defects have been fixed; provide solid release documentation for our customers.

Our group is working on industry-leading Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technologies andare setting new standards for what is possible in the field of DPI and have some of the best and the brightest in the industry working on our team. If you are looking to work with a team that is pushing the limits of technology, then this is the job for you. You will not find a more exciting place to work!

Essential Duties:

  • Participate in all aspects of testing, including functional, regression, load/performance, system, and user acceptance testing.

  • Lead/Participate in customer-witnessed acceptance testing.

  • Develop overall test plans and schedules, understanding functionality, coverage, and risks.

  • Report test progress, coverage, defect metrics, overall assessment as required.

  • Manage defects and proactively identify risks to management. Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills to provide detailed root cause analysis.

  • Define quality metrics and targets for assessment, measurement and continuous improvement of QA and testing effectiveness.

  • Collaborate to develop automation test scripts.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related engineering, technical, or scientific discipline preferred. Will consider experience in lieu of a degree.

  • 10+ years of relevant professional experience and training commensurate with computer science, computer engineering, quality assurance, etc., curriculums preferred *college graduates in a technical field will be considered.

  • 5+ years of professional experience in the areas of Quality Assurance/Quality Control efforts on large Department of Defense programs.

  • Strong knowledge and experience using the Linux operating system.

  • Experience deploying, configuring, and using Virtual Machine environments.

  • Possess good understanding working knowledge of agile development test processes.

  • Experience testing, debugging, troubleshooting of Client/Server Web-based applications.

  • Experience with the analysis of layer 2 and above network protocols using Wireshark.

  • Experience configuring, troubleshooting, and performance testing networking hardware (switches, routers, etc).

Candidate must meet eligibility requirements for a security clearance by the U.S. Government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.

Position will be based primarily at Parsons office in Centreville, VA. Some minimal travel may be required.

All candidates must be US Citizens to be considered for the position

Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet additional eligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials.

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.