Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Reston, VA

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Job Description

Octo Consulting Group is seeking a Software Development Engineer in Test to work with a team of developers, independent testers and the client to quality assurance into the development process.  This role will support multiple agile scrum teams and will focus on ensuring code quality and coverage for the full range of application development (front and backend) through the implementation of effective test practices.  


  • Execute test plans, scripts and procedures to ensure code is production ready.
  • Design, code and document test cases within a defined framework to ensure quality of our product using testing tools such as JUnit, JMeter, Selenium and Cucumber.
  • Identify, document and communicate issues with the system (bugs) and track issues through resolution.
  • Maintain a database of known test defects.
  • Demonstrate test scripts and provide regular progress reports during daily Agile scrums.
  • Work with IV&V and Security teams to demonstrate code quality/coverage using tools such as WebInspect, Fortify, SonarQube, etc

Skills & Requirements

  • 5+ years of related professional experience including a minimum of 2 years with Core Java
  • Must have experience and extensive knowledge of the with Angular2, Java and JavaScript
  • Must have experience with SonarQube
  • Must have experience with JMeter and JUnit
  • Must have basic SQL knowledge
  • Experience with Selenium and Cucumber, a plus
  • Experience with Jenkins, a plus
  • Ability to work concurrently on several teams, each with specific instructions that may differ from team to team.
  • Must have strong communication skills with the ability to work in a collaborative environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with analyzing test data, using configuration management tools, and testing applications
  • Experience with performance, load, stress, system migration, data interface, and data migration testing
  • Experience testing complex, multi-tiered web-based systems and complex data-driven applications.
  • Knowledge of Agile Scrum methodology, DevOps, and Continuous Builds, a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Reston, VA 


About Octo Consulting Group, Inc.

Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment. 

Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time.

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