Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) (Remote)

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Do you want to make a dent in improving how our nation uses data for better decision-making? Do you have a passion for solving some of the toughest challenges and pushing the boundaries of leading-edge technologies? At MetroStar, we are transforming how data can be discovered, accessed, and consumed by the public .

MetroStar Systems is looking for a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) with a background in implementing test automation framework and solutions for data intensive applications. If you want to join a company that is fanatically obsessed with creating value of our people and clients, we want you to work for MetroStar!

Don’t meet every single Must Have?  Studies have shown that women, people of color and the LGBTQ+ community are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.  At MetroStar we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic culture, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to go ahead and apply.  We pride ourselves on making great matches, and you may be the perfect match for this role or another one we have. Best of luck! – The MetroStar People & Culture Team

You’re a great fit if…

  • You like working with relevant stakeholders to gather technical requirements, develop test cases, and requirements traceability
  • You’re passionate about working with automated testing tools, specifically on data intensive applications and writing automation test code and frameworks that can simulate complex-system scenarios
  • You have a java development background and take pride in developing highly optimized code
  • You have good communication (written and verbal) skills to present/demo your work on a regular basis
  • You can work independently and take ownership of your tasks to completion and enjoy working collaboratively with team members
  • You enjoy working in an Agile environment and group setting to provide timely, effective, and customized software solutions

You’ll love this position if you have… (This is the stuff you MUST have to be a fit)

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience
  • 2+ years of experience developing server-side applications with Java/J2EE
  • 2+ years as a SDET, automation engineer or automation tester in all areas of the SDLC (Unit, Functional, Behavioral, Integration, End-to-End)
  • Automated testing experience includes Selenium and Junit/TestNG
  • Experience setting up automated testing pipelines using Jenkins and Linux scripting
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant field or equivalent work experience
  • the ability to obtain Public Trust clearance

We’ll REALLY love you if you…. (This is the bonus stuff that makes you stand out)

  • 2+ years with testing tools/libraries for API based testing using (REST Assured, JSON or Postman)
  • have written code that enhances API based testing using (REST Assured, JSON or Postman)
  • have working knowledge of Git and Maven
  • have experience setting up automated testing pipelines using Jenkins and Linux scripting
  • previously had ownership over the data quality of a product or project, including test planning and execution, and maintaining test scripts
  • You have experience with developing and deploying production facing web applications

What your day will look like:

  • Interact with a cross functional team of business analysts, developers, testers, scrum masters and product owners to design, development and implement features and capabilities
  • Design and implement automated test frameworks and tools to fill test gaps
  • Independently lead test automation efforts and research, recommend, and implement creative technical solutions enabling the customer to achieve full automation
  • Advocate for high quality, quickly escalating issues found by automation or blocking test execution, and helping other teams understand the importance of testing
  • Work with technical leads, business analysts, product owners, developers, manual testers, all to design and develop test automation solutions for the highest-level quality assurance
  • Provide day-to-day support on testing related activities, such as creating and maintaining automated tests, researching new test software and reviewing test results
  • You’ll prioritize product releases in a CI/CD pipeline
  • You’ll participate in sprint ceremonies and play an active role in meeting sprint commitments
  • You’ll identify and communicate risks, issues, and dependencies to your team as well as the program and mitigate them in a timely manner

The Admin Stuff:  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

The Legal Stuff:  MetroStar Systems is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of MetroStar Systems.

More Information on MetroStar
MetroStar operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Reston, VA, Washington, DC, Stafford, VA, Albany, GA and Bloomington, IN. MetroStar was founded in 1999. It has 250 total employees. To see all 36 open jobs at MetroStar, click here.
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