Junior Software Tester

US-VA-Falls Church
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THE CENTECH GROUP, Inc. (CENTECH®) is seeking a Software Tester to join our security management team. The person in this position will be a key member of the team responsible for testing and evaluation efforts supporting software development. The primary responsibility of this position is to support Agile software development through participation in planning, designing, developing and executing various software quality processes within the agile methodology.


The person in this position will be held accountable for the implementation of best practice techniques for test-driven development, value-based exploratory testing, semi-automated and manual functional and regression testing, defects and issue reporting. In addition, the person in this role will facilitate internal/external communication between the development team and acceptance test stakeholders, as well as validate that the development team adheres to established Agile testing methodologies and processes. They will also be creating and reviewing business/applications documentation.


Work location is in Falls Church, Virginia. U.S. Citizenship is required and local candidates only. No telecommute or remote work option available.


  • Ensure that the acceptance criteria for user stories are testable, and developing test cases based on those criteria
  • Perform testing/validation of newly/previously released systems
  • Perform development, integration, test and documentation of test framework
  • Define test parameters, design tests, interpret test results and analyze test trends
  • Work with developers to create operational tests based on operational scenarios
  • Investigate and analyze unique or customer-related issues relating to test failures
  • Participate and support development pilots during the initial phases of all projects as required
  • Employ Agile test tracking tools to provide transparency on product and sprint backlogs
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice for agile software testing
  • Ensure the team strives to make each increment of functionality potentially shippable
  • Guide team to adhere to agile based test standards, tools and best practices and maintain test process documentation
  • Interface with customers, vendors, and all company departments to resolve technical and quality problems


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Software testing experience
  • Ability to learn the application quickly
  • Good communication skills
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Prefer Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle processes
  • Prefer knowledge of the quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) processes applied to Web based systems
  • Must be customer service oriented and fully cognizant of the user experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to clearly articulate customer technical needs into technical specifications
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Must be a team player and be able to work within all levels of a project team
  • Excellent time management, scheduling, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well independently as well as follow detailed instructions for completing tasks
  • Must have the ability to pass a standard background investigation and obtain civilian agency low level clearance


THE CENTECH GROUP, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE M/F/Disabled/Veteran



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