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Automation Engineer

Position Summary:

Working from our office in Columbia, Maryland, the Automation Engineer creates automated test to verify the quality of our software applications.  Automation Engineers build strong business relationships with all Agile team members, Technical Support, and Business Users in order to ensure the engineering processes are integrated throughout the software development lifecycle and that the overall quality of the product is constantly improving.



Develops new and maintains existing scalable automated tests for web applications
Participates in all testing activities in order to meet overall software release goals
Promotes and enforces our software development engineering best practices for process frameworks, procedures, policies, and standards
Develops, designs, and implements automation test strategies, test tools and test scripts per specification and design
Determines solutions to obstacles during the development process
Enhances software products and team accomplishments through productive collaboration with team members
Adheres and contributes to quality control policies, procedures, and standards
Maintains technical knowledge by seeking and participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations
Accomplishes department and organization missions by completing tasks as needed
Other duties as assigned



The individual in this position will work in a team with other software development engineers with programming, database, and UI design expertise.  Applicants will need the ability to work from home or during off-hours as necessary.


A passion for software development and for doing things the right way
Four or more years of experience testing ASP.NET Web applications
At least four (4) years of experience writing test cases and test plans
At least four years of experience creating scripted automated test or coding experience (C# preferred) following coding standards and best-practices or equivalent experience
Experience with other, related Web technologies, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, and XML preferred
Experience writing and executing CRUD SQL statements
Experience with Agile methodologies preferred
An extremely detail-oriented work ethic
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
High-speed Internet access at home and a personal computer
The ability to demonstrate work experience by providing examples, samples, and source code
Exposure to load, performance, stress testing, and test case management tools preferred
Experience analyzing business needs and requirements

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