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Federal Test Automation Lead

Job Location: VA - Springfield

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00525346


- Job description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Springfield, VA


Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company that helps clients transform bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes.  We serve every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Our 9,000 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with clients at the heart of the nation's priorities in defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and health to make a difference for the people they employ, serve, and protect.  


The Test Automation Lead will have 3-10  years of experience demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of key tasks on a large high visibility IT program.


  • Develop Test Strategy, Test Plans, Test Cases, and Test Analysis Reports.
  • Architect, design, and develop automated test scripts.
  • Responsible for test planning, test documentation development, test execution, defects tracking and test results reporting. Conduct different kinds of testing (functional, regression, 508, performance).
  • Escalate risks and issues related to test.
  • Responsible for providing guidance and leading a group of tester to accomplish the goals and objectives of the test strategy for the program.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 3 to 10 years of experience and a B.S. degree. Bachelor of Science (BS) can be substituted with an additional 4 years of related experience.
  • 3+ years experience as a developer in an automated testing environment.
  • 1+ years programming experience in C# and/or Java.
  • 1+ years experience leading small technical teams with overall responsibility for schedule, milestones commitments, deliverables, and quality.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ICAgile Certified Professional (or equivalent).
  • Software Analysis & Design knowledge/experience is needed while also having a solid background in Software Quality & Testing.
  • Highly proficient in and knowledgeable of test techniques such as boundary analysis, type checking, negative testing, test-data coverage analysis such as DDP coverage testing and other techniques.
  • Highly Proficient in creating an automation framework and with automation testing tool Selenium/Protractor.
  • Must have hands-on experience having performed both functional, non-functional testing & ability to review requirements, design, code as needed.
  • Highly proficient in developing test plans, test cases, and test scripts.
  • Highly proficient in backend testing. Highly proficient in the use of database SQL, Unix/Linux commands and Unix scripting.
  • Highly Proficient in integration testing.
  • Proficient and knowledgeable of APIs and JSON, must have experience working with them.
  • Highly proficient in analytical and problem solving skills with attention to details.
  • Highly proficient in delivering under Agile Scrum and Continuous Integration.
  • Highly proficient in written and communication skills.
  • Experienced in Angular JS or JavaScript.

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.


Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.


Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.


Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.


Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


US Citizenship Required.


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