Junior Test Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Job ID 2022-2757
# of Openings


This position is full time 5 days a week on the client site in Alexandria, VA


REI Systems provides reliable, effective, and innovative technology solutions that advance federal, state, local, and nonprofit missions. Our technologists and consultants are passionate about solving complex challenges that impact millions of lives. We take a Mindful Modernization approach in delivering our application modernization, grants management systems, government data analytics, and advisory services. Mindful Modernization is the REI Way of delivering mission impact by aligning our government customers’ strategic objectives to measurable outcomes through people, processes, and technology. Learn more at REIsystems.com.  


Employees voted REI Systems a Washington Post Top Workplace in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022!


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REI Systems is looking for a Junior Test Engineer with experience in building and enhancing test automation frameworks to join our team. In this role, you will be part of the Software Verification and Validation (SV&V) team responsible for ensuring the delivery of high-quality products through software testing principles, test automation, collaboration, and innovative problem-solving. Your contributions will make an impact on the critical missions of our government clients, solving challenges that aim to improve millions of lives across the globe.  


Required Experience: 

Applicants must demonstrate in their resume at least 1 year of QA experience in the following: 

  • Test Planning 
  • Test Execution 
  • Test Result Analysis 


Applicants should possess and be able to communicate a basic understanding of and have some hands-on (direct) experience with: 

  • Defining bugs and communicating with developers and application SMEs about bugs 
  • Evaluating and providing meaningful input to the development of software requirements 
  • Basic Automation experience 
  • Gitlab 
  • Jenkins 
  • Continuous Integration(CI/CD (basic understanding) 


Applicants must  

  • PowerPoint, Visio, SharePoint 


Applicants should have hands on or knowledge on some or all of the following:

QA, VSCode, SQL, JSON, Git Flow, Java, Junit, Selenim WebDriver and Maven.

Apache POI, Apache Groovy, Jenkins, Nexus, ElasticSearch, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).


 Knowledge in management tools such as ServiceNow, JIRA Platform, Wiki, SharePoint;  

SQL- must have experience writing queries (select, update, delete) 

Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)- must understand basic flow 

Write test cases 

Experience with bug tracking tools (Jira and/or ServiceNow preferred) 


Understands basic QA methodology and processes 

Attention to detail 

Experience with Office suite 

Communication skills  

Exposure to backend services/microservices testing is a plus;  

Ability to review the complex code and write unit test cases;  

Must be a self-starter/self-directed member of the team;  

Strong analytical and communication skills. 

A bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, math, or related field is desired;  
An advanced degree in communications, computer science, or related discipline may be substituted for two years of experience;   
Employer will accept a suitable combination of education, training, or experience. 
U.S. Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain a Government security clearance. 

This position is fully remote. 


Please Note: 

The essential functions of this position require that the employee performing this role work on-site at REI’s Sterling location. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and as part of our continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, visitors, and customers, the individual holding the Administrative Assistant position must be fully vaccinated, as defined in CDC guidance, as a condition of continued employment. REI will consider requests to be excused from this policy whenever necessary to comply with legal requirements and will consider any requests for reasonable accommodations due to a disability, religion, or other exemptions on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements. Employees and applicants requesting accommodations should request the accommodation in writing and should explain in detail the reasons why they are seeking an accommodation. REI will request additional information or documentation it deems necessary to inform its decision on an employee’s or applicant’s accommodation request. 


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