Senior Test Automation Developer (Engineer Software Quality 4) 5903 in Washington at HII-TSD

Date Posted: 9/18/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Requisition Number: 5903 

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: USPS Sensitive 

Level of Experience: Senior 

Job Description

HII – Mission Technologies (HII-MT) provides mission-critical engineering and technical service to Information Technology, Federal Civilian, and National Security, Aerospace & Defense and International government and commercial customers at over 100 locations worldwide.
HII – MT is currently seeking a Senior Test Automation Developer to work out of the USPS Postal Service Headquarters location in Washington, DC. The position is a part of the overall United States Postal Service (USPS) PostalOne! Customer Acceptance Testing (CAT) team, which is responsible for developing, running, and maintaining applications test scripts to support the business functions of the organization.  The successful candidate will have advanced to expert level knowledge of automation test tools and will participate in the planning, designing, maintenance and running of automated tests in a fast-paced environment requiring highly complex test automation programming techniques.  This role requires proficiency and strong hands-on experience in developing and executing test scripts using HP's Unified Functional Testing (UFT), Kafka, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools, advanced Excel Macro Development and SOAPUI/Postman API testing.  Experience working in an Agile Software Development environment is desirable. Candidates who can also demonstrate experience with the following are preferred: VersionOne Agile backlog management tool, version control software, task-tracking tools, and mailing industry data exchange standards.

What You'll Do

The Senior Test Automation Developer must be able to perform the following tasks with minimal supervision:

  • Design and develop Test Automation Scripts and API components to automate business processes to meet Client’s needs in Excel Macros, Visual Basic (VBA), UFT and/or ALM
  • Work with business analysts to understand requirements and translate them into technical designs
  • Develop necessary functionality in Excel Macros, VBA, UFT and/or ALM following the tech designs
  • Perform troubleshooting, triage issues and address bugs in Production
  • Be involved in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Develop scripts to perform data validation across all data bases by importing data automatically from MySQL and/or Oracle data bases
  • Write custom scripts to perform data analysis on the imported data
  • Develop automated scripts for API (using SOAPUI/Postman) and UI testing
  • Develops, modifies, applies, and maintains standards for software systems quality operating methods, processes, and procedures. 
  • Conducts evaluation of software systems activities including requirements, design, development, documentation, integration, test, verification and validation. 
  • Defines appropriate measures to ensure product quality. 
  • Develops overall operating criteria to ensure implementation of the software quality program according to project, process and contract requirements and objectives. 
  • Ensures that projects and process control documentation are compliant with requirements, objectives and/or contracts. 
  • Reviews software systems design, change specifications, and plans against contractual and/or process requirements. 
  • Reviews include applicable specifications, materials, tools, techniques, and methodologies. 
  • Provides or directs verification and validation of software system requirements, traceability, and testability.

What You Must Have

  • 10 years relevant experience with Bachelors in related field; 7 years relevant experience with Masters in related field; 4 years relevant experience with PhD or Juris Doctorate in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 13 years relevant experience.
  • 7+ years of hands-on Automation experience with VBA, UFT and/or ALM
  • Expertise with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and SQL
  • Excellent writing and communication skillset
  • Business analysis
  • Requirements analysis
  • Provide user support and problem resolution.
  • Maintain required documentation.
  • Provide on-call support as required to support the production systems.
  • Communicate project status, deliverables, priorities, problems, and contingencies.
  • Effectively and proactively works with customers/end users of application(s) to ensure needs are being met / managed in a positive manner.
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a USPS Sensitive Clearance
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, have a Green Card or EAD and have been living in the U.S. for at least the last five years and not traveled outside the U.S. for more than 180 days in the past 5 years.
  • All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per HII requirements.

Bonus Points For

  • Experience with Agile software development environment
  • Familiarity with commonly used Agile backlog management tools and/or task-tracking tools such as VersionOne
  • Familiarity with version management concepts and tools
  • Proficiency with other Microsoft Office tools
  • Applying standard software development methodologies to successfully complete projects (USPS currently uses Agile methodologies and VersionOne as the standard Agile support tool).
  • Show a high level of competence in the USPS operating environment.
  • Acquires a thorough knowledge of the assigned systems and understands the USPS business processes that support it.

HII’s Mission Technologies division develops integrated solutions that enable today’s connected, all-domain force. Capabilities include C5ISR systems and operations; the application of AI and machine learning to battlefield decisions; defensive and offensive cyberspace strategies and EW; unmanned, autonomous systems; LVC solutions; platform modernization; and critical nuclear operations. Together, HII's domain expertise and advanced technologies support mission partners anywhere around the globe. For more information, visit

HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

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