Quality Assurance Tester at SteamPunk in McLean, Virginia

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Job Description:


Are you inquistive? Thorough? Diplomatic? Ever worked as part of a program that is Agile? Are you interested in being an agent of change on a team committed to achieving client-focused, mission-driven excellence?

Steampunk is seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Tester who will provide testing and QA expertise in mission critical work across our client base.

Responsibilities will include testing and verification of code, reporting and recording defects, coordination with architects, functional analysts, and developers on testing and testing results, documenting test scripts, participating in design reviews, user acceptance testing, and deployment activities. This individual will also work in an Agile environment and participate in scrum ceremonies and product planning activities.


As a Quality Assurance (QA) Tester, you will be an integral team member who is assisting the team in ensuring high quality code is delivered to our client.

You will also:

  • Plan, organize, and implement day to day activities of testing.
  • Coordinate with developers, architects, and functional analysts within an agile/scrum environment.
  • Participate in Scrum ceremonies & product planning.
  • Review and understand user stories and associated acceptance criteria. Write test scripts based on defined and approved user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Execute all phases and types of testing to include user story testing, end-to-end testing, regression testing of a release, and possibly performance testing.
  • Document the testing results and coordinate with developers and architects as needed.
  • Assist with the building of test strategies & methodologies, automation and site monitoring focused on infrastructure and high availability.
  • Understand complex business and functional requirements and provide direction in designing the technical test cases that thoroughly test the tech stack from architectural standpoint and meet the product requirements.
  • Participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, dependencies or potential issues.
  • Work with product, engineering teams in implementing & enforcing quality gates at each stage of the pipeline.
  • Proactively identify and communicate risks and opportunities for improvement in testing process or other processes that cross all products and test frameworks.
  • Perform manual testing of created functionality and creation of automated test scripts for services-based web applications.



  • The ideal candidate will have exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills and possess 5+ years of experience in quality assurance testing.
  • Strong and demonstrated knowledge of quality assurance methodologies, tools, and processes.
  • High attention to detail and the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks while successfully meeting deadlines.
  • Experience working in a complex engineering environment with prior experience as a quality assurance tester.
  • Experience using JIRA or other project management software.
  • Automation experience (Selenium, Appium, Soap UI, RestAssured, Postman, Jira)

  • Experience in 508 compliance testing
  • Experience in overseeing the design, development, and implementation of quality assurance standards for testing
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, preferably in Information Technology or related field.
  • PMP, Scrum Master certification is preferred.
  • US Citizen

About steampunk

Steampunk is a Change Agent in the Federal contracting industry, bringing new thinking to clients in the Homeland, Federal Civilian, Health and DoD sectors. Through our Human-Centered delivery methodology, we are fundamentally changing the expectations our Federal clients have for true shared accountability in solving their toughest mission challenges. As an employee owned company, we focus on investing in our employees to enable them to do the greatest work of their careers - and rewarding them for outstanding contributions to our growth. If you want to learn more about our story, visit http://www.steampunk.com.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Steampunk participates in the E-Verify program.
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