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Software Quality Engineer and Tester

Remote, Remote

Company Introduction 
9th Way Insignia is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business bringing transformative technology to our government customers so they can achieve their missions.  Our specialties include cybersecurity, cloud modernization, software development, data analytics, enterprise architecture, enterprise IT, analytics and artificial intelligence.  Learn more about 9th Way Insignia at https://9thwayinsignia.com/   
Team (Project) Introduction 

9th Way Insignia Technology is looking for a Software Quality Engineer and Tester to assist in providing Information Technology Program Management and technical support (i.e., development, operations and maintenance) to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Benefits and Memorial Services (BAM) Portfolio.  BAM provides high quality, effective, and efficient Information Technology (IT) services to those responsible for providing care to the Veterans at the point-of-care as well as throughout all points of the Veterans’ health care in an effective, timely and compassionate manner. VA depends on Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) systems to meet mission goals, and deliver world-class, innovative systems that ensure reliable, secure, and seamless delivery of benefits and services directly to Veterans and their families. The BAM serves the Veterans Benefits Administration, the Board of Veterans Appeals, and the National Cemetery Administration to develop and manage advanced technology solutions. 

Functional Job (LCAT) Information: 

Software Quality Assurance Engineer and Tester develops and executes software test plans in order to identify software problems and their causes. 

Professional Level Information: 
A Software Quality Engineer-Tester aligns as an Engineer (3) within 9th Way Insignia Technology. An Engineer, 3 typically plans and directs research or development work on complex projects, along with engaging various parties in design and development. Costs and recommendations of new components may also involve part of the job scope. Performs multiple engineering-related tasks in various assignments within the project and firm. An Engineer, 3 oversees the design, development, implementation, and analysis of technical products and systems.  An Engineer, 3 has broad knowledge of engineering procedures and assists in the resolution of complex problems.  An Engineer, 3 has strong technical skills and background, a knack for learning new technologies, and a blend of good problem-solving and innovation needed to resolve a wide variety of technical production challenges. 


  • Test Planning and Design: Collaborate with development teams and stakeholders to understand project requirements, define test objectives, and develop comprehensive test plans and test cases. 

  • Test Execution: Execute test cases manually and/or using automated testing tools, document test results, and report defects accurately and in a timely manner. 

  • Regression Testing: Conduct regression testing to validate software changes and ensure existing functionality is not adversely affected by updates or enhancements. 

  • Performance Testing: Design and execute performance tests to assess software performance, scalability, and reliability under various load conditions. 

  • Defect Management: Identify, document, prioritize, and track defects using issue tracking systems (e.g., JIRA), work closely with development teams to investigate and verify fixes. 

  • Test Automation: Develop and maintain automated test scripts using testing frameworks (e.g., Selenium, JUnit) to improve testing efficiency and coverage. 

  • Quality Assurance Processes: Contribute to the improvement of QA processes, standards, and best practices, and participate in peer reviews of test plans, test cases, and automation scripts. 

  • Collaboration: Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams including developers, product managers, and technical support to ensure timely delivery of high-quality software products. 

  • Documentation: Create and maintain test documentation including test plans, test cases, test reports, and release notes. 

  • Continuous Learning: Stay current with industry trends, tools, and technologies related to software testing and quality assurance, and share knowledge with team members. 



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field (or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree). 

  • 7-9  years of experience in software quality assurance and testing roles, with a strong understanding of software testing principles, methodologies, and best practices. 

  • Experience with manual testing techniques and tools, as well as test automation tools and frameworks. 

  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle (SDLC) processes and methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall). 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks. 

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. 



  • Proficiency in programming/scripting languages such as Java, Python, or JavaScript is a plus. 

  • Experience with test management and defect tracking tools (e.g., JIRA, TestRail, HP ALM). 

  • Master's degree in computer science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field 

  • Knowledge of ITIL, IT governance frameworks, and industry best practices is a plus. 

  • ISTQB or other relevant certifications are a plus. 


Salary Range: 
The salary range for this position is  $96,370 - $124,544 
9th Way Insignia’s range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law. 
Location:  Remote 
9th Way Insignia reserves the right to adjust work location based upon mission requirements. 
Clearance, background investigation: 
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. 
We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law. 

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