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Quality Assurance Analyst

Posted on Sep 22, 2021 by Octo Consulting Group

Herndon, VA 22095
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Octo Consulting Group has an immediate opening for a Quality Assurance Analyst to support a custom large-scale enterprise application for a Federal Government client. Resource must be flexible and thrive in an Agile and highly-collaborative environment.


Review and analyze system specifications

Collaborate with QA Engineers to develop effective strategies and test plans

Execute test cases (manual or automated) and analyze results

Evaluate product code according to specifications

Create logs to document testing phases and defects

Report bugs and errors to development teams

Help troubleshoot issues

Conduct post-release/post-implementation testing

Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle

Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze trade-offs between usability and performance needs

Experience creating technical documentation, including design documents, requirement documents, process diagrams, test cases, training material, etc

Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following artifacts as needed: (Functional requirements (Business Requirements Document), iii. Use Cases, GUI, Screen and Interface designs)

Perform end-to-end application testing to support software and hardware maintenance upgrades as well as new application functionality and business process changes

Work independently with users to define concepts and under direction of project managers

Develop and execute test cases within a web application and its associated reporting platform

Interact in a collaborative fashion with multiple Application Development teams to ensure delivery of quality software products

Use problem solving skills to break down complex situations to discover and resolve root causes

Ability to understand and communicate technical issues related to defects and enhancements

Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously, including end-to-end application testing


We were founded as a fresh alternative in the Government Consulting Community and are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking, agile design principles and that solutions are built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing our client's missions.

Program Mission

You'll support the modernization of our federal client's information system, which serves as the agency's sole mission system to manage investigations, cases, and enforcement operations.

Skills & Requirements


3-5 years of experience in Quality Assurance Tester or similar role

3-5 years of experience in hands on manual testing

2+ years of experience in hands on automated testing

3-5 years of experience in clearly documenting defect information to include analysis, steps to reproduce, and suggested fixes.

Working knowledge of Java and Agile software development methodology

Hands on experience using SQL to query Oracle databases.

Experience implementing automated test tools. For eg, Selenium, Load Tester and Quality Center with QTP

Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.

Excellent analytical, written and verbal communications skills

Hands on experience either testing or developing a web based application and/or reports.

Strong consulting and client management skills with attention to detail.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively as needed to achieve results.

Demonstrated track record of analytical and critical thinking skills.

Organized, motivated and demonstrate the ability to work under minimal supervision to achieve desired objectives.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and provide solutions

Ability to interpret a variety of technical information

Years of Experience: 3-5 years of experience (See specifics under Requirements )

Education: Bachelor's degree

Location: Remote/Reston, VA

Clearance: N/A

Octo 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

Reference: 1328920976

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