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Quality Assurance Engineer

 Centreville, VA



Do you find yourself wanting to discover the breaking points of hardware/software and influence and improve its quality? Do you have the aptitude for discovering flaws in hardware/software and ability to write detailed test steps for reproducing bugs or validating requirements? Do you have the desire to make the world a safer place? Then we have just the job for you! We are looking for motivated test engineers with technical writing experience to perform quality assurance/quality control activities for the Cyber Operation Infrastructure which include providing formal test plans for complex hardware/software system. This documentation will be used by customers and personnel to reference while installing, using, maintaining, and training others on our software and hardware. Other job responsibilities include supporting engineering, design, software development, material procurement, integration, test, training, management, integrated program support, configuration management, and cyber security activities. 

The ideal candidate should have knowledge of networking protocols and experience testing client-server applications, Linux-based software, and embedded hardware products. The candidate should be able to estimate, prioritize, plan, coordinate, and execute testing activities; create detailed, comprehensive test plans; identify, record, and track defects found in testing; perform thorough regression testing after defects have been fixed; provide solid release documentation for our customers.

Our group is working on industry-leading Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technologies and are setting new standards for what is possible in the field of DPI and have some of the best and the brightest in the industry working on our team. If you are looking to work with a team that is pushing the limits of technology, then this is the job for you. You will not find a more exciting place to work!


Essential Duties:

  • Participate in all aspects of testing, including functional, regression, load/performance, system, and user acceptance testing.
  • Lead/Participate in customer-witnessed acceptance testing.
  • Develop overall test plans, test procedures and manage Functional Testing schedules.  Understand system functionality, test coverage, and scheduling risks.
  • Generate comprehensive test procedures and reports that provide traceability to Requirements Verification Traceability Matrix (RVTM)
  • Report test progress, coverage, defect metrics, overall assessment as required.
  • Manage defects and proactively identify risks to management. Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills to provide detailed root cause analysis.
  • Define quality metrics and targets for assessment, measurement and continuous improvement of QA and testing effectiveness.
  • Ability to set up test environment; installing software packages on Linux platforms; installing/configuring hardware/networking components
  • Must possess professional written and verbal communication and documentation skills.
  • Collaborate to develop automation test scripts.
  • Lift heavy system equipment for test environments.


Education and Experience Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Security or related engineering, technical, or scientific discipline preferred.  Will consider work experience in lieu of a degree.
  • 8+ years of relevant professional experience in software engineering, computer engineering, computer security, quality assurance technical fields.
  • 8+ years of professional experience in the areas of Quality Assurance/Quality Control efforts on large Department of Defense programs.
  • Strong knowledge and experience using the Linux operating system (Ubuntu, Centos, RHEL).
  • Experience deploying, configuring, and using VMWare VSphere/ESXi, AWS, or similar cloud environments.
  • Possess good understanding & working knowledge of test processes and agile development (using Jira and Confluence).
  • Experience testing, debugging, & troubleshooting of Client/Server & Web-based applications.
  • Experience with the analysis of layer 2 and above network protocols using Wireshark.
  • Experience configuring, troubleshooting, and performance testing networking hardware (switches, routers, etc).
  • Experience in the automation of Regression tests using scripting methods.
  • Experience validated system security and information assurance controls as implemented through the DoD Risk Management Framework process and the application of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs).
  • Comptia Security+ required; ASTQB Software Tester, Foundational level or above cert preferred


***All candidates must be US Citizens to be considered for the position***


  • Candidate must meet eligibility requirements for a security clearance by the U.S. Government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.
  • Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet additional eligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials.
  • DoD TS security clearance preferred.


Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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