Lead Automation Test Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Sterling
Job ID 2022-2759
# of Openings
Analyst (Business/Data/Quality)


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!


Position Overview:

  • Perform detailed test designs using sound software test engineering principals in the context of test automation platforms and integration across distributed systems
  • Develop and improve existing test automation frameworks (i.e., make them faster, more flexible, and easier to use) and utilize parallel processing or grid systems to speed up the tests
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand complex interaction between systems
  • Define and establish test metrics to measure not just product quality but also quality of testing and feedback to engineers
  • Develop efficient and effective quantitative methods and guidelines to continuously improve quality processes and practices across multiple projects
  • Experience delivering solutions using Agile delivery practices
  • Experience supporting User Acceptance testing effort by user training and developing test artifacts
  • Lead a team of test engineers
  • Other similar professional duties maybe assigned as needed


Required Skills:

  • Must be a US citizen and able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, mathematics, physics, or related discipline
  • 7-10 years of experience in QA testing
  • At least 5 years of experience in Automation testing, to include developing automated QA test suites and tools using Selenium, Junit
  • Experience leading and managing a team of test engineers
  • Exposure to backend services/microservices testing is a plus
  • Experience with Automation Testing Tools (such as Selenium WebDriver, JMeter)
  • Experience with BDD (Behavior Driven Development) Cucumber
  • Experience with Java or other Programming Language
  • Experience with SQL and Database/Backend testing
  • Experience managing the Automation team and helping the automation team in case of blockers
  • Experience leading the automation team deadlines and workload
  • Nice to have experience with web services / API testing (REST and SOAPUI)
  • Nice to have experience with implementing and executing Load and Performance Testing using LoadRunner, JMeter, etc.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, JIRA and Confluence
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, work under pressure and tight deadlines, work independently, and work in a team environment
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Must be a self-starter/self-directed member of the team
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with customers and stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team
  • Ability to manage multiple task assignments
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a complex, fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated experience improving automated test coverage for existing applications
  • Experience across diverse technology stacks including COTS and custom software
  • Experience with 508 compliance standards and experience with 508 compliance testing is required


Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, mathematics, physics, or related discipline


Clearance: The candidate must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance


Location/Remote: This position can be done remotely


Covid Accommodations Language:

The essential functions of this position require that the employee performing this role work on-site at REI’s Sterling location. Considering 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 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.


EEO Statement: REI Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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