Senior CAT Tester #4210


  • US-DC-Washington, D.C.
  • Software Engineering Services
  • Suitability/Public Trust
  • On-site only
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GovCIO is currently hiring for a Senior CAT Tester to support our client’s contract needs. This position is located in the Washington, DC and will be an on-site position with some intermittent remote work.


  • Develop software requirement specification (SRS) documents to support functional requirements affecting the technical file specifications (Mail.dat and Mail.XML).
  • Manage, update, and maintain all currently supported technical specifications and guides and develop new ones as necessary in support of new or revised functionality across systems.
  • Customer Acceptance Testing (CAT) to provide support to review Technical Requirement Documents (TRD), develop and update test scripts, perform customer acceptance testing, perform production validation through smoke testing and functional testing, document testing outcome and provide artifacts, provide TLSC documentation and Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM).
  • Provide expert personnel to meet with and participate in mail industry meetings/forums and Mailer Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) workgroups, task groups and user groups.
  • Development of performance metrics to track and report status of Customer Acceptance Testing.
  • Automated test script development
  • Develop training materials, Standard operating procedures (SOP) and guides as it relates to impacted CPPP applications.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor's with 5 - 8 years (or commensurate experience)

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience, in technology or software development preferred.
  • Experience or knowledge with DAT and Mail.XML are fundamental to the electronic data exchange of mailing information.
  • Experience eliciting and documenting business process and requirement.
  • Experience analyzing business processes and recommending improvements.
  • Experience creating manual and automated test scripts, performing customer acceptance testing or user acceptance testing; document test results, and providing test artifacts.
  • Experience performing production validation through smoke testing, regression testing, and functional testing; document test results, and providing test artifacts.
  • Experience working with data files and formats such as CSV, XML, JSON; and relational databases.
  • Experience with MS O365 tools: MS Excel, Word, Project, Visio, Access, Workflow
  • Experience with software test management using Agile and/or Waterfall methodology.
    Clearance Required: Must be able to obtain and maintain USPS Public Trust

Preferred Skills and Experience


  • Experience working with mail.xml is a plus.
  • Experience with Mail.DAT, and Mail.XML specification is desired.
  • Hands-on knowledge of scripting language such as SQL, Java, Python (optional)


Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers--people who are passionate about transforming government IT. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can't do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things - for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this mission. Are you ready to be a transformer?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. EOE, including disability/vets.


Posted Pay Range


The posted pay range, if referenced, reflects the range expected for this position at the commencement of employment, however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, education, experience, and internal equity. The total compensation package for this position may also include other compensation elements, to be discussed during the hiring process. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the GovCIO reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, GovCIO or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Pay range: $110,000 - $130,000 Annually

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