Senior Software Test Engineer (Secret Clearance)

Customer Services Washington, District Of Columbia


Senior Software Test Engineer (Secret Clearance)

Job/Role Description

OPEXUS is seeking a self-motivated, test engineer with a strong desire and aptitude to learn and expand their testing and analytical skills and work collaboratively with a multi-disciplined team of IT professionals on a large application development contract with the Federal Government.  The ideal candidate has a minimum 8 years of IT experience and holds an active secret clearance.

Work location is in Washington, DC (hybrid work location) - Unlimited PTO

Candidates should be hands-on in all aspects of the software development lifecycle. Candidates must have the ability and interest to work on a range of different types of projects and business processes.


  • Support the automation, performance and load testing environment
  • Participate in the creation, implementation and continual improvement of standards, processes and procedures
  • Develop Silk Performer and SilkTest scripts and scenarios
  • Execute load/performance test scripts
  • Analyze performance and automation testing findings
  • Effectively leverage SW application processes, workflow, data rules, and business rules to develop and conduct functional and system integration testing
  • Leverage Requirements MGT and Testing tools for example, JIRA, Service Now, Azure DevOps, to develop Test Plans and Test Scripts and to document test results and other SDLC artifacts
  • Review and determine if test results (pass/fail) fulfill established requirements
  • Coordinate with developers and communicate inconsistencies and/or failed tests
  • Record and validate defects
  • Work collaboratively with other test engineers and project management to identify process improvements and streamline operations
  • Prepare and present testing documentation such as Test Plans, Test Summary Reports, and Requirements Traceability Matrices 

Required Skills:

  • 8+ years of software testing experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of automated testing and performance testing methods and tools
  • Understanding of Agile SW development processes, tools, and methodologies
  • Knowledge and work experience with the following test tools such as:  SilkPerformer, SilkTest, UFT 
  • Ability to work closely with and support development teams
  • Excellent communication skills and experience with customer support
  • Excellent analytical and assessment skills
  • Troubleshooting/Problem solving skills with web applications
  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and ability to work well in a team.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree in IT-related field (preferred)

Security Clearance:

Active or Interim Secret clearance required


Get government unstuck with OPEXUS. We believe the professionals who keep democracy running expect and deserve exceptional technology experiences. With more than 30 years of experience supporting public institutions, OPEXUS is the leader in FedRAMP-certified government process management software, bringing operational excellence to governments’ middle office so agencies can focus on the critical work of mission delivery. 

Our customers and employees share the desire to make a positive impact on society and leave a legacy. Our location in the heart of Washington, D.C. enables our team to work hand-in-hand with our customer community to deliver built-for-government software applications that users love. 

If you are a talented, entrepreneurial candidate with an interest in driving growth, then we want to talk with you. We offer countless opportunities for our employees to stretch and take on new challenges in their careers. 

OPEXUS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.