Quality Assurance Specialist

Buchanan & Edwards – Washington, DC


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Buchanan & Edwards is seeking a talented Quality Assurance Specialists to support a mission critical program at the Foreign Service Institute, in Washington D.C.




As the Quality Assurance Specialists, you ll oversee the implementation and ensure efficiency systems. In this position you will plan, perform and oversee inspection and testing of products to ensure the quality deliverables.

  • Create, update and maintain software quality assurance s test plans, suites and scripts for the implementation of procedures to complete quality assurance testing. Exclusively responsible for finding the bugs in the software
  • Develop and implements procedures and test plans for assuring quality in a system development environment which supports databases and applications.
  • Develop, maintains, and upgrades automated test scripts and architectures for application products. Write, implement, and re- port status for system test cases for testing. Analyzes test cases and provide regular progress reports.
  • Responsible for all activities involving quality assurance and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Complete test cases to complete input validation as well as data verification
  • Complete an assessment of how software development process is being implemented relative to the defined process and recom- mends methods to optimize the organization s process.
  • Ability to review, recommend improvements, on processes, procedures, and workflows
  • Reporting to the Project Manager, regularly, with regard to the quality and condition of the testing
  • Researching software products for feasibility and feature-set


The minimum experience and education requirements for this position are due to the complexity, at the project level, of the tasks at hand. This position will be instrumental in providing guidance and support to other developers and QA.

  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Information Sciences, or related IT discipline. Allowable Substitution: Additional ten (10) years of related professional experience can be substituted for a BS/BA degree.
  • A minimum of 8 (eight) years of professional experience in quality assurance is required.
  • A minimum of 8 (eight) years related in the IT security field.
  • Design, implements, and conduct test and evaluation procedures to ensure system and business requirements are met.
  • Expert QA knowledge in order to evaluate, recommend, and implement automated test tools and strategies.
  • Conduct QA audits, reviews and analyzes data and documentation.
  • Expert knowledge with experience with Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) a major plus

Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years.

Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal Opportunity Employer Minorities / Women / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Buchanan & Edwards is an E-Verify employer.

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