SDET Opening in Rockville, MD at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 6/26/2020

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    Rockville, MD
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Job Description

Eliassen Group is seeking a backend SDET with extensive API test automation skills analyzing APIs built by developers and create testing scenarios to test the APIs. You will be working in a highly collaborative, agile environment using the latest and greatest technologies practicing ATDD. This SDET will also provide technical guidance to IT and Business teams regarding quality processes, tools and methodologies in order to establish an effective and efficient quality culture.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Writes and maintains detailed test cases/scripts that are aligned with user and business needs
  • Reviews business requirements, functional specifications, and user information to understand end user requirements and business process context
  • Design/maintain test plans including cycles, cases/conditions, expected results and requirement mapping
  • Coordinates and participates in all testing activities, including planning, designing, scripting, execution, and reporting
  • Stage data to meet testing requirements, based on thorough knowledge of those requirements
  • Consults with product development and business analysts to ensure clear understanding of requirements and business process
  • Execute and validate test cases/scripts and identify discrepancies of actuals versus expected
  • Provide appropriate detail to document issue for development team and context regarding impact and priority
  • Review issue reporting progress and process to ensure timely reporting visibility
  • Identify and facilitate defect resolution with functional and technical groups
  • Participates productively in meetings with multiple participants (sometimes high profile). Draws on prior experience to ask the right questions
  • Delineate team tasks as associated with overall testing effort and understand dependencies/entry criteria to start test case design
  • Define test approach to ensure common framework and identify issues for test planning and execution
  • Work with the engineering leads/business analysts to understand project architecture, business requirements, functional requirements to devise an appropriate test strategy


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Minimum 2+ years of experience in automating API testing
  • Solid experience in developing the automation scripts in Java using OOPs concepts, Collections and Data structures
  • Comfortable building and maintaining test scripts from the ground up
  • Experience in REST API automation testing using Postman or any other API testing tool
  • Experience with writing SQL for database querying
  • Familiarity with ATDD best practices and processes using Cucumber/Gherkin
  • Experience with CI Tools like Jenkins etc.
  • Strong knowledge of bug reporting and source control tools such as JIRA and Git.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated team player with a strong desire to learn new skills and grow.
  • Experience testing Cloud (AWS preferred) based solutions
  • Thorough knowledge of the overall application development life cycle. Agile preferred.

Analytical Skills
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
API Testing
Team Motivation
Written Communication
Project Architecture
Test Automation

Level of education
Bachelor's Degree
Master’s Preferred

Seniority Level
Mid-Senior level

Keywords: API testing, Java, REST API, Jenkins, CI Tools, JIRA, Cloud AWS
Job ID: 334645

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging over 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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