Test Expert

aurora, CO

Posted: 06/14/2019 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 12879

Blackstone Technology Group, an award winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Test Engineer  to join our team at our client’ s site in Aurora, CO and Richardson, TX.

Job Description: We are looking for a talented Test Expert to join our client in Aurora. As a Test Expert, you will be responsible for supporting our team and programs in their journey to adopt DevOps and Agile methodologies as a new way of working. You will viewed as a leader, working with the Team to field or assist in the testing and reporting of architecture solutions, modifications and upgrades for program & customers.

Additionally you will lead and collaborate with the DevOps team & program personnel conducting OT&E for mission critical applications and systems in an Agile DevOps software development environment.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Lead the DevOps team and program personnel in building new systems tests through use of automated tooling such as Cucumber; build and test automation tools for infrastructure and security provisioning as well as software applications.
  • Coach and mentor DevOps personnel and engineers in the best practices of System testing.
  • Design and implement multi-layered system test frameworks and demonstrate the ability to progressively implement the strategies to ensure system compliance.
  • Develop ways to monitor system metrics, and improve system performance.
  • Lead and develop best practices in Enterprise Test Strategies.
  • Provide technical guidance and educate team members and coworkers on development and operations.
  • Troubleshoot, identify and resolve advanced issues in a timely manner.
  • Lead the team in developing test strategies, plans, cases, and scripts for testing AWS Services

Clearance Requirement:  Must be a US Citizens who is able to obtain a TS/SCI access

Basic Qualifications:
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Security Clearance and US Citizenship required.
  • Expertise in agile and waterfall delivery, life-cycle management tools (JIRA/Rally/ALM/Rational Concert), software testing standards, methods and conventions.
  • Possesses high degree of competency in software development methodologies including overall roles, processes, stages, and value proposition of the software development life cycle (SDLC) 
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing and modeling tools, and a broad knowledge of business modeling, process engineering, change management and test case generation techniques.
  • Hands-on experience working in DevOps environment.
  • Ability to plan and implement all aspects of the testing process in application areas.
  • Foundational knowledge or proficient in new and emerging technologies such as AWS/Azure, SpringBoot, DevOps, CI/CD (Jenkins), and Micro Services.
  • Proven experience using automation tools like Selenium, Cucumber
  • Hands-on experience with Algorithms, data structures, data modeling, and distributed systems.
  • Hands-on experience with Data Centric testing using advanced SQL techniques.
  • Established history of troubleshooting, identifying and resolving advanced issues in a timely manner. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Very strong organizational and teaming skills
  • 10 years of related work experience required


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Exposure to Cloud, Infrastructure-as-a-code concept, and tools such as Chef/Puppet desirable.

  Education Requirements:

8+ Years of experience with a BS/BA in Engineering, Computer Science, Information systems, cybersecurity, or a related field

Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’ s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities
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