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Job Ref:  2016-14450
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Louisiana
City:  New Orleans
18/10/2016 05:18
Job Description

General Dynamics IT has an opening for a Software Quality Analyst/Tester in New Orleans; LA.

Successful candidate must be able to pass a government background investigation. Candidates must be authorized to work in the US and a resident of the US for the previous 3 years.

Seeking a motivated and energetic Software Quality Analyst to join our superb team of software developers/testers. We want a dedicated individual who wants to learn and expand their software and testing expertise.


The Software Tester is responsible for planning and executing System Integration Test across major and minor releases. They will create test scripts to validate application functionality if it meets the agreed upon requirements. The candidate will apply knowledge of technologies; applications; methodologies; processes and tools to support the project.

Job Description:

  • Proficiency designing; developing and executing effective manual testing strategies under Agile/Scrum to meet all project constraints

  • Design and development of reusable and maintainable automated QA regression test scripts (Silk Test; Selenium).

  • Perform functional testing according to the test plan and maintain test data

  • Develop; update and maintain quality testing standards and procedures

  • Assist in the planning; creation and control of the test environment(s).

  • Work with application development teams and business users to develop and validate test requirements

  • Capable of working with the customer and developers to identify the test scenarios based upon the User Requirement and Technical Requirement documents

  • Determine and meet time estimates and schedules for testing efforts


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science; Engineering or a related technical discipline; or the equivalent combination of education; technical training; or work/military experience.


2-5 years of related software designing and implementing software tests and utilizing automated software testing tools. Must have Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) experience.

Required Skills:

  • Familiarity with different types of testing (system integration; regression; functional; etc.) and an ability to plan/execute accordingly

  • Ability to develop test conditions and expected results based on the application requirements

  • Knowledge of the fundamental concepts; practices; and procedures used in computer programming.

  • Experience with Java and Java Script.

  • Knowledge of software testing processes and procedures.

  • Ability to detect; report; track and explain defects effectively.

  • Ability to write clear; concise and effective correspondence; test plans; procedures and scenarios in accordance with policies. Desired Skills:

  • Experience with test procedure development; maintenance; and execution.

  • Experience in the development of Java Web applications.

  • Experience working in an Agile Software Development Environment.

  • Knowledge using automated test tools.

  • Strong interpersonal presentation and communication skills. Position requires a government background investigation.
Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen and a resident of the US for the previous 3 years with no longer than a 90 day absence.

Working Conditions:

The work is typically performed in an office environment; which requires normal safety precautions; work may require some physical effort in the handling of light materials; boxes or equipment. The above job description is not intended to be; nor should it be construed as; exhaustive of all responsibilities; skills; efforts; or working conditions associated with this job. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the principal (essential) functions of this job. General Dynamics Information Technology; Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/D/V).

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial NA approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support NA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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