Senior Data Quality/Azure Engineer (Remote) #4506


  • US-Remote Employee Location
  • Information Technology
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Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers–people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation that improves governmental operations each day.

But we can’t do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We’re changing the face of I.T. – from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we’re excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?

This role’s primary responsibility will be to lead software test planning, automation, and configuration management activities for products within Veterans Affairs OIT. Summary skills include: ETL Tester, Azure, Data Engineering, Test plans, Functional testing, Reporting, Data Migration, SQL, Data Factory, Databricks, Data Lake, Power Bi, Pyspark, API Testing, Advanced Analytics, Devops, Agile, SDLC.

A qualified candidate requires experience in software quality assurance (SQA) testing (i.e., functional, regression, performance, etc.), development and implementation of testing strategies in a cloud environment, create and execute test cases, and automation implementation and execution, as well as strong Data Quality skills.


  • Ensure requirements traceability to approved requirements 
  • Define the scope of testing within the context of each release/delivery 
  • Estimate level of effort based upon tasks and responsibilities specific to tester functions 
  • Organize the testing kick-off meeting 
  • Understand the testing effort by analyzing the requirements of project 
  • Use Xray and Jira for Change, Configuration, Requirements and Test Case and Results management 
  • Coordinate, execute, document, and report on test activities required to support the release of Access Services functionality 
  • Document, implement, monitor, and enforce all processes for testing as per standards defined by the organization 
  • Partner with Development and Testers to conduct QA and manage releases
  • Track and prepare the report of testing activities e.g., testing results, test case coverage, required resources, defects discovered and their status, performance baselines etc. 
  • Work with all stakeholders to review and deliver quality metrics 
  • Review test strategies and see that all the various kinds of testing like unit, functional, performance, stress, acceptance etc. are getting covered. 
  • Leading and Test development and execution in Automation, Smoke, Full Regression Testing of the Application in acceptance environment. 
  • Bug Verification Defect Tracking using Jira, and Xray. 
  • Maintain RTM to ensure that the requirements defined for the application are linked accurately during the verification process. It also ensures that they are fully tested according to test parameters and protocols. 
  • Provide Test Execution log, Defect log and RTM to Senior VA Leadership 
  • Provide Status for weekly leadership meeting. 
  • Facilitate customer calls and work closely with development and business teams. 
  • Identify test cases that needs to be automated by reviewing existing manual test cases 
  • Create, update automated regression suites 
  • Running automated/manual regression test scripts for each build 
  • Troubleshooting production issues with users and trying to simulate the issue in SQA staging environment. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, or other engineering or technical discipline is required, plus 8 years experience.
  • 4 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Azure Tester (Experience – 8 Years).
  • Strong experience on testing of ETL, Data Migration, Reporting types of solutions on Azure Cloud.
  • Good understanding of Azure Cloud resources.
  • Strong SQL knowledge and exposure to Azure SQL.
  • Strong experience on testing around Azure data eng tools – Azure data factory, Databricks, Azure Data Lake (Gen2) etc and Power BI.
  • Hands on experience developing automated test scripts in Databricks and Synapse Notebooks, using Python and SQL 
  • Experience with DevSecOps
  • Configuration management, CI/CD pipeline experience and knowledge is required. 
  • Experience planning, implementing, and executing Agile software testing practices. 
  • Must have significant automation test experience in large-scale distributed systems, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills required to partner with product development teams, system architects, and stakeholders across the business 
  • Test Architecture and Design Expertise 
  • Must have experience in writing or assisting in the development of test plans and test procedures in cloud based data engineering solutions. 
  • Self-starter and demonstrated initiate to think outside the box. 
  • Ability to summarize and present test results and progress to management 

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Basic understanding of PySpark 
  • Any experience around ML/Advanced Analytics, API Testing 
  • Experience on testing Automation using DevOps (preferably using Azure DevOps)
  • Experience with at least one test management tool (e.g.Jira, HP QC etc )
  • Individual contributor and ability to work with diverse an multiple stake holder
  • Experience with Agile SDLC
  • Communication and analytical skills
  • Scala experience
  • Experience working in the Veterans Affairs or other Federal agency environment
  • Experience within the VA OIT or VA technical support i
  • Experience working within remote environments
  • Experience delivering systems/tools/solutions in production, while transitioning to better technology solutions

COVID Policy: New employees will be required to adhere to the Company’s and its clients’ COVID-19 safety procedures. In the event that the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for Federal Contractors is enforced, you must become fully vaccinated or request and be approved for an exemption. Employees working onsite at a client location must comply with our client’s COVID-19 requirements.

GovCIO is a team of professionals who want to make a difference. And that can only happen with a diverse, happy, and cared-for team. So, we prioritize your well-being, equity for all and look for ways to make work a better place for each of us every day.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status. EOE AA M/ F/Vet/Disabled

Compensation Range (In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act for remote or positions located in CO)

$120000 - $145000

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