Automation Tester

6 days ago
$45 - $55/hourReston, VAGridiron IT

Gridiron is seeking an Automation/SDET Tester for a financial client in Reston, VA.

In this role, you will:

Lead software quality and testing activities on client projects of medium to large size and complexity

  • Manage full QE/testing teams through all phases of the project lifecycle
  • Engage directly with senior client stakeholders
  • Develop overall QE/testing strategy for client projects
  • Design test reporting and metrics appropriate to project needs
  • Assess solution risk and assist project team in prioritizing test efforts
  • Advise and assist project members with distributed QE responsibilities (e.g. unit testing)
  • Select and configure appropriate toolsets to effectively manage project testing
  • Provide thought leadership and contribute to the development of QE standards and methodology at Slalom
  • Contribute to business development opportunities, including writing SOWs and presenting solutions to perspective clients
  • Conduct workshops revolving around QE best practices and concepts
  • Perform all responsibilities of more junior QA team members, from Architect to Engineer when required

In order to be considered for this role, you must have:

  • Hands on experience implementing test automation for enterprise applications (web, SOA, ETL, and backend)
  • Proficiency with open source automation tools (Selenium, Cucumber, Gherkin)
  • Proficiency with open source test frameworks
  • Proficiency with programming languages (Java, Groovy)
  • Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (Jenkins, Go)
  • Experience with build tools (ANT, Maven, Nexus)
  • Experience with SCM tools (SVN, ClearCase), SQL (Oracle), project management tools (Rally, Jira, HP ALM)
  • Experience with UI automation using RIT

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $45.00 to $55.00 /hour


  • UI automation using RIT: 1 year (Required)
  • Jenkins or Go: 2 years (Required)
  • implementing test automation for enterprise applications: 3 years (Required)
  • Java or Groovy: 3 years (Required)
  • open source automation tools: 3 years (Required)

Contract Length:

  • 7 - 11 months

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan


  • Monday to Friday