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Principal CAT Automation Developer (Engineer Software Quality 4) - 3846 at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

Principal CAT Automation Developer (Engineer Software Quality 4) - 3846

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Washington, DC Full Time
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A division of Huntington Ingalls Industries 

Job Description

HII – TSD is currently seeking a Principal Test Automation Developer to work out of the USPS Postal Service Headquarters location in Washington, DC. The position is a part of the overall United States Postal Service (USPS) PostalOne! Customer Acceptance Testing (CAT) team, which is responsible for developing, running, and maintaining applications test scripts to support the business functions of the organization. The successful candidate will have advanced to expert level knowledge of automation test tools and will participate in the planning, designing, maintenance and running of automated tests in a fast paced environment requiring highly complex test automation programming techniques. This role requires proficiency and strong hands-on experience in developing test scripts using Core Java, Selenium, HP's Unified Functional Testing (UFT), Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools and advanced programming using VBScript. Experience working in an Agile Software Development environment is desirable. Candidates who can also demonstrate experience with the following are preferred: VersionOne Agile backlog management tool, version control software, task-tracking tools, and mailing industry data exchange standards.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Design and develop Test Automation Scripts and UI components to automate business processes to meet Client’s needs in Core Java, Selenium, Visual Basic (VBA), UFT and/or ALM.
  • Work with business analysts to understand requirements and translate them into technical designs
  • Develop necessary functionality in Core Java, Selenium, VBA, UFT and/or ALM following the tech designs
  • Perform troubleshooting, triage issues and address bugs in Production
  • Be involved in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Develop scripts to perform data validation across all data bases by importing data automatically from mysql and/or Oracle data bases
  • Write custom scripts to perform data analysis on the imported data
  • Develop automated scripts for UI testing


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) and 10 years’ experience in a related field
  • 7 years of hands-on Automation experience with Core Java, Selenium, VBA, UFT and/or ALM
  • Expertise with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and SQL 
  • Excellent writing and communication skillset
  • Business analysis
  • Requirements analysis
  • Provide user support and problem resolution.
  • Maintain required documentation.
  • Provide on-call support as required to support the production systems.
  • Communicate project status, deliverables, priorities, problems, and contingencies.
  • Effectively and proactively works with customers/end users of application(s) to ensure needs are being met / managed in a positive manner.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with Agile software development environment
  • Familiarity with commonly-used Agile backlog management tools and/or task-tracking tools such as VersionOne
  • Familiarity with version management concepts and tools
  • Proficiency with other Microsoft Office tools
  • Applying standard software development methodologies to successfully complete projects (USPS currently uses Agile methodologies and VersionOne as the standard Agile support tool).
  • Show a high level of competence in the USPS operating environment.
  • Acquires a thorough knowledge of the assigned systems and understands the USPS business processes that support it.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division supports national security missions around the globe with unmanned systems, nuclear and environmental services, and defense and federal solutions. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit: [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Principal CAT Automation Developer (Engineer Software Quality 4) - 3846.

Federal Executive Order 14042 requires that covered contractor employees who work on, or in connection with, covered Federal contracts or at covered contractor workplaces may be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and comply with other requirements. Covered contractor employees also must comply with agency COVID-19 workplace safety requirements while in Federal workplaces. Applicant agrees to comply with said requirements to the extent they apply to the applied-for position.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

Recommended Skills

  • Acceptance Testing
  • Agile Methodology
  • Application Lifecycle Management
  • Automation
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Processes
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