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Information Systems Quality Assurance Lead

(Posted on 10/30/2017)

Position requirements:


  • This position is located at the Alexandria, Virginia office. The work must be performed onsite at this location.


  • Exempt


  • Graduation from a four-year college or university.


  • Minimum of three years leading a testing team.
  • Minimum of five years of experience testing software.
  • Experience using automated testing tools such as Telerik Test Studio or Visual Studio Test Manager.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • A detail oriented and self-motivated professional that has primary responsibility for identifying problems with the numerous application systems used by the Federation.
  • Excellent partnering, communication, and negotiation skills so as to understand business customer problems, and communicate effectively with technology development groups and vendors.
  • Ability to capture & accurately report defects and issues in a way that the development team can easily reproduce them by following the steps outlined in the report.
  • Ability to gather and interpret relevant data and information in order to produce custom reports for various business units.
  • Ability to get a quick understanding of the business objective of a project.
  • Mastery of the software development life cycle and various methodologies used throughout.
  • Familiarity with the Agile software development methodology.
  • Familiarity with software bug tracking tools (e.g., Fogbugz, Bugzilla, Gemini, Test Director)
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Understands the professional development process and becomes actively involved by setting challenging goals and meeting them through continuous learning.
  • Possesses the expert knowledge to identify opportunities for change and the ability to convey the need for change.
  • Ability to work as a team with senior developers, quality assurance, business analyst/project managers and a project sponsor.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Team Foundation Server
  • Advanced skills in the MS Office Suite including Visio, Project, Power Point, Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Ability to analyze and document complex business processes.
  • Ability to think analytically and should be a great problem solver
  • Ability to gather and interpret relevant data and information.

Working Conditions

  • Possibility of travel two times each year usually on weekends.
  • Overtime expected during outstanding and/or time-sensitive projects.
  • Office environment - all office equipment provided.
Learn more about this opening by downloading the full Information Systems Quality Assurance Lead Job Description.