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Software Development Engineer in Test

Software Development Engineer in Test

TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is an Inc. 500 company, a recipient of the 2010 Top 100 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses from Diversity Business, recognized in Washington Technology’s FAST 50 list of the fastest growing small businesses in government contracting in 2012 & 2013, recognized as the Top 25 Fastest Growing Small Technology companies by the Washington Business Journal in 2014 & 2015, and selected as the Veteran Owned Company of the Year in 2014 by the Montgomery County MD Dept. of Economic Development.

Position Requirements:

  • Research and implement best practice solutions for various automated verification and validation processes
  • Assist in coding an automated framework in a TDD/BDD style approach
  • Perform Unit test analysis and verification as well as run Code coverage reports
  • Research and implement strategies for minimizing development rework and validation times
  • Integrate various Continuous Integration/Deployment solutions
  • Integrate custom reporting and deliverable solutions where necessary
  • Maintain and upkeep the implemented automated solution on a release basis
  • Inspect and analyze all aspects of the applications technical stack and component interaction
  • Verify source code updates during each release for "Testability" and "Readability"
  • Conduct detailed triage to identity potential defects and provide clear and concise “Steps to reproduce”
  • Custom develop various testing utilities and libraries to maximize throughput and effectiveness
  • Identify code specific edge cases and various breaking points as early detection during static verification of the code
  • Develop mocks/stubs and harnesses to verify unit/integration testing done by the development team


  • 5+ years of experience in software development or other equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience with application testing with an emphasis on white box testing
  • 3+ years of Java, JSP and other programming languages
  • Experience with Object Oriented Design and Programming in a multithreaded agile environment
  • Experience with scripting in one or more languages
  • Experience with Selenium based frameworks built in a TDD/BDD style approach e.g. TestNG, Serenity BDD, Cucumber, Gherkin etc.
  • Experience with using IDEs such as Eclipse or IntelliJ IDEA with various plugins like maven, ant etc.
  • Experience with CLI tools such as Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo, Hudson etc.
  • Experience with SCM solutions such as Git, SVN, Bitbucket etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated individual with an ability to work independently while delivering exceptional results
  • Strong "can-do" attitude, willing to do what it takes to support the project
  • An excellent team player with an ability to be effective in defining program changing processes in a continuous improvement manner

Required Education/ Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field or equivalent software development experience
  • Technical certifications such as Sun certified J2EE developer highly preferred  


  • Rockville, MD and Baltimore, MD

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