• Ashburn, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full-Time

Full Benefit Package Available

Sentrillion is currently looking for Test Engineer (Automation) with agile methodology experience to join our team in supporting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) client located in Northern Virginia! 

Responsibilities Include:

Serve as a Test Engineer who will be responsible for activities associated with delivery of customer-defined systems and software projects; basic responsibilities include:

  • Developing Test procedures Creating test procedures for current set of backlog items: system, functional, regression, performance, load, installation, security, interoperability, stress, boundary; defining tests for backlog items; estimating tasks needed for creating manual tests; and assessing candidates to automate for regression tests
  • Developing and implementing quality assurance methodologies to ensure compliance with quality assurance standards, guidelines, and procedures in a large computer-based organization.
  • Developing and executing software test plans, test cases, and test scripts for Integration, Migration, Regression, and/or Performance testing, and IA and disaster recovery, in order to identify system and software problems and their causes, recording defect backlog items, reporting the results of testing and resolving testing defects.
  • Establishing and maintaining a process for evaluating hardware, software, and associated documentation and assisting in their evaluation.
  • Perform iteration and performance testing touch point.
  • Mapping tasks and tests to backlog items (requirements traceability).
  • Supporting independent User Acceptance Testing
  • Acting as a member of a product team supporting teammates and collaborating with a do what it takes attitude to ensure product and team success.
  • Active participation in Agile Scrum sprint planning, artifact creation, sprint testing, regression testing, demonstrations and retrospectives and solution releases.
  • Work closely with developers, professional services team and product managers to define the automated testing components that will be used to validate requirements against developed software.
  • Work closely with Product Owners to understand product specifics and to create corresponding automation test strategies.
  • Assist with design of test scenarios and test plans to ensure that automated tests can be implemented and executed against.
  • Assist with creating project resource estimates, metrics to track completion phase, defect reports, defect prevention, development efficiency and quality
  • Contribute to an atmosphere of cross-functional teamwork within the organizations agile project lifecycle.
  • Build and execute automated testing on both web front end and back end systems. Ability to test at an API level such as via web services, JMS Queue, or other back end services.
  • Run test validations at various levels including DB validation, logging validation, and UI validation.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to pass CBP background investigation, criteria will include:
    • 7-year check for felony convictions
    • 7-year check for illegal drug use
    • 7-year check for misconduct such as theft or fraud
  • College degree (B.S. or greater) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Management Systems or a related discipline. Experience accepted in lieu of degree.
  • Experience testing solutions developed in C#/.Net (preferred). Additionally, familiarity with any of the following is highly desirable: XML, SQL, PL/SQL, HTML, VMware, information exchanges, client server, Object Oriented Development, Continuous integration, Automated testing, UML, Class diagrams, n-tier solutions
  • Experience with continuous integration tools and environments and automated testing.
  • Ability to write test documentation - Test Plans; Test Procedures; Change Requests; System Requirements Documents; Problem Reports, Discrepancy Reports
  • Familiarity with Information Security best practices
  • Ability to apply test estimation techniques to software development efforts
  • Seven (7+) years related IT experience, with 2-3 or more years analyzing, designing and implementing integration solutions using .NET technologies or related technologies
  • 3-5 years' experience with multiple programming technologies, including .NET, Java, XML/XSLT/WSDL, Web Services, SOAP, JSP
  • Key technology experience in areas such as.NET, J2EE, XML, Web Services and SOA
  • Hands on programming experience with .NET/C# programming
  • Familiar working with Continuous Integration (CI) environment and a variety of testing tools such as Jenkins/Hudson, TeamCity, as well as automation frameworks like Robot Framework, Specflow, Jbehave, Geb, Spock, Junit4, TestNG, Nunit.
  • Familiar working with any Open Source Automation tools like Selenium, Cucumber, Watir,
  • Familiar working with an open source or commercial version control systems like GIT, Mercurial, CVS, SVN, Clear Case
  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) skills preferred
  • Familiarity with any open source IDE like Eclipse/Net Bean/Spring
  • Must have experience with Functional Testing, Integration Testing, System Testing, and User Acceptance Testing phases
  • Familiar with DB testing tools like Fitnesse and DBFit
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, constantly changing environment
  • Must have knowledge and understand fundamental concepts of Continuous Integration, Automated Testing, User Acceptance Testing
  • Must be a team player and work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability and experience to interact with the product Owner, Business Analysts, Scrum Masters and provide guidance on automation tools and testing methods to meet project specific needs.

Knowledge Preferred:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience participating in a high performing, highly engaged and motivated CM team
  • Solid experience in incremental software development projects using an Agile Scrum approach
  • Understanding of all elements of the software development life cycle
  • Highly responsible, team-oriented individual with very strong communication skills and work ethic; self-starter



Experience preferred

         Automated & manual testing experience.

         Technical Certifications, such as CSTE, CST, CSTA, CTFL, CTAL, CTEL Experience with program testing software, such as Microsoft testing tools, Selenium and/or Geb

         Experience using Microsoft TFS and/or VersionOne Agile project tools

         Experience designing, implementing and/or testing web services and/or n-tier web-based

         Experience with Perl and other scripting languages.

         Experience with messaging platforms.

         Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts, and contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas.

         Experience working on unusually complicated problems and providing solutions that are highly creative and ingenious, exhibiting ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness.

         Acts independently to expose and resolve problems.


About Sentrillion

For nearly a quarter of a century, we have been helping secure America's borders and safeguard national assets through integrated technology solutions. We develop strategies and implement solutions that increase safety and security, save time, decrease cost, and improve outcomes. We are also committed to being a good corporate citizen and helping improve the communities in which we live and work by partnering with community organizations and volunteering. A right-sized organization, we are big enough to protect the perimeter of the country, yet small enough to rapidly respond to customer needs.

We work hard to attract and retain employees who are committed to the important work that we do for our customers and the nation. Many have been with us for more than a decade! To do this, we offer a full benefits package , training programs , and opportunities for advancement . And, we maintain a collaborative corporate, culture that values people, is honest and open , promotes teamwork , and encourages a healthy work-life balance.


Sentrillion is an EEO Employer/ Protected Veteran / Disabled


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