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Lead Test Automation Software Dev

Falls Church, VA 22041

Posted: 04/08/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 28658

Job Description

Position Title: Lead Test Automation Software Dev

Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting Direct Hire Electrical Engineer opportunity located in Falls Church, VA.   

Job Responsibilities:
  • Work as part of the telecom development team, in close coordination with product management, to become a resident expert on system requirements and system design. 
  • Leveraging your expertise of the Lynk Network, design end-to-end test plans, procedures, and scripts for verifying system requirements are met and bugs are identified.  
  • Support the testing of the Lynk Network in the lab environment as well as out in the field. 
  • Ownership of testing new releases, including new features and regressions.
  • Ownership of system performance characterization and metrics. 
  • Communicate test progress, results, and issues to stakeholders by maintaining up-to-date bug reports and performance metrics. 
  • Conduct and organize testing efforts and plans.
  • Perform manual testing when automation doesn’t yet exist (e.g. new features) and automated testing using our automated testing frameworks.  
  • Design and implement automated test cases using languages such as Python, ROBOT, etc.
  • Contribute to test automation frameworks and data analysis tools.
  • Leverage various tools and methods, such as network analyzers, traffic generators, simulators, emulators, etc.
  • Selection and/or development of software tools to support system verification.
  • Identify, document, and report bugs and defects related to cellular network performance, functionality, and compatibility.
  • Analyze test results and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Collaborate with the development team and the product manager to ensure quality standards and customer expectations are met.
  • Debug and troubleshoot issues that arise during testing (including functional and performance testing).
  • Documentation of testing plans, operational procedures, and results.
  • Stay updated with the latest cellular network trends and technologies, such as 5G, LTE, and IoT.
  • Design, development, and optimization of Lynk’s testing procedures/policies for our ongoing test campaign for our telecommunications technology.
  • Implement continuous improvements and best practices within the team, and larger organization. 
  • Operation, maintenance, and calibration of test equipment.

Job Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Telecommunications Engineering, or a related field.
  • At least four years of experience integrating and testing cellular communications systems including (GSM / 2G and LTE / 4G).
  • In-depth understanding of the GSM and/or LTE architecture, protocols, and standards.
  • Experience using network testing tools and frameworks, such as QXDM, Wireshark, Spirent, IXIA, iPerf, Traceroute, etc.  
  • Two years of experience developing automated test cases.
  • Proficiency with Linux Operating Systems.
  • Proficiency with scripting in Python and Bash.
  • Proven experience leading product testing.  
  • Understanding of networking concepts (Ethernet, TCP/IP, etc.).
  • Proficiency desired in Object Oriented Programming (OOP) - e.g. Python, C/C++, or Java.
  • Experience with programming languages, databases, and web technologies, such as Python, Java, C, SQL, and HTML.
  • Familiarity with concepts such as DevOps, IaC, CICD, and SCM. 
  • Experience with infrastructure automation tools such as Gitlab, Jenkins, AWS Cloud, Terraform, Ansible, Docker, and Kubernetes. 
  • Ability to write clear and concise test documentation and reports.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and highly accountable.
  • Attention to detail and quality orientation.
  • Critical thinking and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Job Details:
  • Direct Hire
  • Location: Falls Church, VA

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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