Sr. Systems/Software Tester in Silver Spring, MD at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 9/15/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  866942

Apex Systems has an immediate opportunity for a Sr. Systems/Software Tester in the greater Washington, DC area.  This is a contract-to-hire position supporting a division of the federal government, and compensation ranges depending on experience.  If you are interested, or if you would like more information, please contact Carmen Aikins at


Responsibilities of the Sr. Systems/Software Tester:

  • Generate test plans, procedures, and work instructions from customer requirements
  • Setup and configure test setups, fixtures, and instrumentation as required by the test plans and or test standards
  • Implement and deploy test fixtures, testing apparatus and machines and verify their appropriateness
  • Ensure the accuracy and consistency of data results through thorough documentation processes
  • Conduct and/or supervise testing by other Test Engineers
  • Applies extensive expertise in Integration and Test
  • Solves complex problems that require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity
  • Performs work with minimal direction and is reviewed each month or longer
  • Can make sound decisions that result in an organization achieving critical organizational objective
  • Creates test strategies and designs test suites, write test cases that cover all the functionality, and performs the test execution
  • Executes and creates test plans and defines moderate level scenarios and variations in data to adequately perform testing
  • Performs recurring regression testing on multiple platforms


Required Experience of the Sr. Systems/Software Tester:

  • Minimum of 10 years of practical experience in Systems Engineering including experience with design, development and testing of custom software systems of high complexity
  • Experience interacting with development teams to resolve discrepancies and issues
  • Experience formalizing, developing and writing requirements, plans, and procedures based on customer discussions, briefings and interactions
  • Experience developing system level designs, high level control and data interfaces
  • Experience identifying, analyzing and resolving problems in all phases of the system lifecycle
  • Experience with Systems Integration, test execution, and test results documentation
  • Experience problem solving and debugging
  • Experience in scoping broad technical efforts with ability to provide accurate labor estimates
  • Experience working with customers, end users, and software design teams
  • Defect identification, reporting, and management
  • Performance testing
  • End to end testing
  • Functional testing
  • Front and back-end testing
  • Experience with test case repositories and defect tracking tools
  • Project and task oriented with a focus on details.  Excellent problem-solving skills, and extremely productive and self-motivated

Desired Experience of the Sr. Systems/Software Tester:

  • Experience with enterprise-level test automation frameworks
  • Experience in Agile environment
  • General knowledge of some programming languages (Node.js, Java, .NET, etc.)
  • Familiarity with SW tools and compilers
  • Application database and integration across computing platforms
  • General knowledge of system design, analysis, requirements gathering
  • Scripting (VBScript, Perl, Python)


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree required, Masters degree preferred









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