Quality Engineer (Java)

Alexandria, Virginia, United States | US - DC | Full-time

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mgm technology partners is looking for a quality engineer to reliably break and then help fix their code as a part of its growing team in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C.

About you

You recognize that today’s world of development is critically complicated, highly manual, and horribly risk prone—and to that you say, “Challenge accepted.” You feel passionate about improving technology, and you believe that great customer experiences start with quality products. You look for environments where you can get energy from highly skilled and engaged developers. You enjoy asking “why,” and have been rewarded for doing so. You work to help solve issues after you’ve found them. You seek out spaces with “coding culture.”

Your impact as a quality engineer

mgm technology partners is new to D.C.—and America! Our Germany-based software development company just opened its office in Alexandria, Virginia, and we’re growing a local team to better serve our U.S.-based clients.
 
The quality engineer will join mgm’s international team of testers while working alongside local developers. They will contribute to our ruthless approach to manual testing and be responsible for reporting anomalies and defects, and ensure that their tickets get resolved. The quality engineer uses long-term strategic thinking when creating test scripts, facilitating requirements documentation, and managing project material while serving as a mentor to quality engineers with less experience.
 

Responsibilities

  • Work with mgm technology partners’ growing team to nurture their fun and supportive office environment.
  • Thoroughly analyze product requirements, use cases, and technical design to construct detailed test cases in Atlassian Jira focused on functional and regression requirements for Java-based web systems.
  • Spearhead performance and load testing approaches to long-term, scalable application projects.
  • Perform root-cause analysis, along with constructing staging scenarios for verification and building automated testing procedures, for complex technical systems.
  • Design test reporting, cases, scenarios, and metrics appropriate to project need; execute manual tests to enforce quality standards and identify retest requirements.
  • Effectuate high-quality test data preparation (either for data imports or manual data entering).
  • Thoroughly document and track all issues using Atlassian Jira and TestRail.
  • Collaborate with developers and analysts for issue resolution.
  • Work with the international quality engineering team to train newer quality engineers.

Skills and experience

  • High levels of integrity, composure, and respect for others.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, computer engineering, or similar discipline.
  • 2+ years of prior quality engineering/QA experience with manual testing.
  • 1+ years of prior experience working with web applications running Java and a thorough understanding of software development and testing life cycles.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, especially when related to conveying software issues and solutions.
  • Selenium web driver, Selenium Grid, and testing frameworks.
  • Working knowledge of common Linux commands and scripting.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases and the ability to write SQL statements.
  • Willingness and passion to learn about new technologies, architectures and solutions.
  • An analytical mind with planning, prioritization, and time management skills.

Bonus points if…

  • You have project management certification(s) and/or ISTQB® Certifications.
  • You’ve worked with tools like Atlassian Jira, Confluence, and TestRail.
  • You’ve used TestNG, JUnit, RestAssured, or other Java test frameworks.

Benefits and perks

  • Competitive salary.
  • Health insurance, including vision and dental.
  • 401(k) with company match.
  • Generous vacation time.
  • Adoption assistance.
  • Tax-deferred commuter benefits.
  • Ongoing education and training programs.
  • Relaxed office environment and dress code.

We are unable to sponsor visas at this time. 

mgm technology partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
 
Location: 200 Daingerfield Rd, Suite 301, Alexandria, VA 22314