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Test Engineer Germantown, MD 
Posted:  7/31/2019
Category:  Specialist
Job Type:  Contract
Minimum Experience:  5
Required Education:  BS/BA Degree
Job Description

MeF is a platform for electronically filing returns with the IRS. It provides SOA based web services that filers use to submit returns, and provides web applications for IRS users to work with the returns. MeF validates filed returns, determines their disposition, and interfaces with other IRS systems for downstream processing of the returns. IBM developed and enhanced MeF since 2001.
Task Description:  The Candidate will support the full development Enterprise Life Cycle for each annual system release.  The candidate will work closely with the IRS MeF project team, IRS Enterprise Operations team, IRS Project Office and across IBM MeF functional teams including development, test, and infrastructure to ensure successful delivery and deployment of the MeF release package.  The test engineer must have experience with testing web services, developing and executing test scripts, and experience with functional testing.
Job Responsibilities:
    •Define the test strategy for customer requirements to include designing, writing, and executing test cases and procedures that define specific test criteria and the expected results to be achieved (45%)

    •Identify, analyze and document all programming errors and operational characteristics that are inconsistent with stated requirements and design specification goals for the given program, application or set of applications (20%)

    •Verify and validate resolutions to problems (15%)

    •Attend requirements analysis working sessions along with design reviews and working sessions, when applicable, to gain a thorough understanding of the intent of the requirements and software system design.  This knowledge will be essential for producing and reviewing test plans, test cases and procedures (10%)

    •Provide focus to specific product areas and assume responsibility for assuring all documentation is in sync with product. Determine validity of final system with respect to user needs and requirements (10%)

Required Skills:
    •System and Application Test -- 5 yrs

    •Oracle develop and execute SQL scripts -- 5 yrs

    •XML Schema -- 5 yrs

    •Rational (ClearCase & ClearQuest) or similar tools -- 5 yrs

    •Middleware testing toolset or similar -- 4 yrs

    •Web Services (SOA) testing -- 4 yrs

    •Unix/Linux -- 4 yrs 

    •Create test case scripts, execute test cases, and report test results -- 4 yrs

    •Proven and effective communication skills with customer and delivery team -- 4 yrs

Preferred Skills:
    •Agile concepts and methodologies

Job Requirements

For Additional Information:
Casey Ryan

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