Pyramid Systems, Inc.

Automation Tester (SDET II)

Job Locations US-VA-Fairfax
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/31/2022 11:10 AM)
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In this role, the individual will be responsible for new application development, maintenance, enhancement, and operation. This position requires US citizenship, and all employees must be able to pass a Federal Suitability Check for a position of public trust.


The software development team is responsible for the software design and implementation of replacement and modernization of existing legacy applications. 


Individual must be a US Citizen as this is a federal program requirement!


  • Design and develop System Test Automation Scripts using Selenium, Cucumber, or and equivalent tools
  • Experience in development using java and javascript languages
  • Support Test Automation Solution Planning and Estimation. Analyze current architecture and test platforms to formulate a vision for growth and expansion.
  • Perform detailed test designs using sound software test engineering principals in the context of test automation platforms and integration across distributed systems
  • Collaboratively elaborate requirements to enable Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) with BAs and developers
  • Perform tasks required for automated test implementation including review acceptance criteria (Gherkin scripts), create integration/regression test scenarios, test cases, implement test data management strategy, and generate required reports.
  • Improve existing test automation frameworks (i.e. make them faster, more flexible and easier to use). Utilize parallel processing or grid systems to speed up the tests
  • Gather non-functional performance requirements, analyze and strategize the performance test approach
  • Build performance testing frameworks that can be leveraged by development teams and QA teams to do their performance testing
  • Hands-on script development using JMeter or Gatling or other open source tools
  • Measure various aspect of the system performance, including throughput, response times, resource usage such as CPU, memory, thread utilization and IO statistics.
  • Ability to work closely with Application Development and DevOps teams to identify, troubleshoot and debug performance issues
  • Define and establish test metrics to measure not just product quality, but quality of testing and feedback to engineers



  • Strong programming/scripting experience and passion for testing
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in Test Automation including planning, assessments, script development & maintenance preferably in cloud environment.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in manual functional and regression testing and preparing relevant test cases
  • Minimum of 4 years demonstrated experience in one or more of the following testing toolsets/frameworks:
    • Selenium Grid/WebDriver
    • Cucumber/Gherkin
    • jUnit, TestNG
    • Github/Bitbucket
    • Gatling
    • New Relic or dynaTrace etc
  • Experience working with databases and various data formats and related technologies for testing
  • Minimum of 4 years of demonstrated experience in one or more of the following:
    • Java
    • Groovy
    • JavaScript
    • Eclipse, IntelliJ
    • XML, JSON
  • Experience in Agile and Scrum development methodologies
  • Experience in testing UI/UX best practices and 508 compliance
  • Knowledge in management tools such as JIRA Platform, Serena Business Manager, and/or HP Quality Center (QC)
  • Strong written and communication skills required
  • Must be a self-starter/self-directed member of the team
  • BA or BS degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience with Continuous Integration, including one or more of the following build/deploy/version control tools:
    • Jenkins
    • Maven
    • Bamboo
    • uBuild / uDeploy
    • Grunt
  • Experience in all or some of the following programming platform:
    • Linux Bash Scripting
    • Ruby, Python, PHP or Perl
    • JavaScript frameworks in HTML5/CSS3 context (AngularJS, Angular, jQuer, D3)
    • RESTful APIs /JSON
    • Mobile development
  • Experience in developing in Cloud environment
  • Experience in API automation
  • Knowledge of SOA, Cloud and multi-tenant architectures



BS In Computer Science or related field.


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