Test Engineer (Remote) #5293


  • US-Remote Employee Location
  • Administrative Services/Customer Support
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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?


GovCIO is looking for a Test Engineer with hands-on technical experience in modern, full-stack testing. Candidates with API and test automation experience are preferred, but deep understanding of testing strategies and approaches are more important than specific technologies. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with high self-learning skills, a solid team player with the ability to act independently. Candidates must have excellent writing and verbal skills.


With a focus on testing and quality, you will collaborate with developers and designers to provide the best value to our customers. You will internally help improve testing and QA practices for the entire team. GovCIO aims to transform government IT by delivering the technology-related innovation necessary to improve governmental operations every day. Quality assurance and test automation is part of that plan.



  • Execute manual and automated tests on Linux instances in AWS Cloud.
  • Create automated front end tests using frameworks based on Selenium WebDriver using scripts written in languages such as JavaScript, Java, or C# (.Net Core).
  • Create and execute end-to-end, regression, and performance tests.
  • Create both positive and negative test scripts.
  • Develop and maintain test data in automated environments.
  • Manage test delivery, including Requirements Traceability Matrix, defect management, test execution, and test reports.
  • Test planning, design, execution, defect linking, and traceability to story/defect.
  • Validate content from XML, JSON, data bases and flat files using test scripts.
  • Validate data within relation databases using SQL queries.
  • Teach, learn, and perform in a high energy, agile environment with dynamic job responsibilities and priorities.
  • Collaborate with multiple teams in troubleshooting complex technical or non-technical issues.


  • 5 or more years overall software testing experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology, and related fields. On a case-by-case basis, work experience may be considered in lieu of a STEM degree for highly qualified candidates.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Must have an active IRS clearance or within 1-2 years. 
  • Must reside and work within the U.S.
    • U.S. Citizenship needed for GovCIO employees
  • Hands-on experience with:
    • Test case management tools.
    • Refining user stories, especially the testability of acceptance criteria.
    • Functional Testing.
    • Writing test plans, creating QA processes, and being a thought leader in quality.
    • Automated testing frameworks (strategy, scripting, execution, and reporting).
    • Writing automated API (back-end) tests, especially REST.
    • Writing automated web (front-end) end-to-end tests.
    • Quickly developing and executing tests in an agile (Scrum) environment.
    • Writing SQL queries and scripts.
  • Solid understanding of test involvement in:
    • Requirement analysis
    • Scenario design, test case creation, test scripting
    • Agile estimation and planning

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Exposure to AWS environments, especially AWS GovCloud
  • Experience in accessibility compliance and testing; specifically, WCAG 2.0, 2.1, a11y, and Section 508.
  • Experience with Atlassian tools, specifically JIRA, Confluence, and Xray to manage documents and test artifacts/reporting.
  • Ability to pick up scripting languages and automated testing technologies quickly.
  • Written communication and documentation.
  • Verbal communication and collaboration.
  • Interpersonal skills such as active listening, constructive feedback, teamwork, building relationship and trust with both teammates and the customer.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, and creative solutioning utilizing the full spectrum of testing (positive and negative cases; white, black, and gray box testing; boundary value analysis and equivalence partitioning; use case testing, etc.)
  • Root cause analysis and defect isolation.
  • Current agile testing approaches and patterns.
  • Sprint planning, user story refinement (grooming), defining/verifying acceptance criteria’s, definition of done, and design walkthroughs to inject quality early in the development life cycle. 

GovCIO is a team of transformers — people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. 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 missoin. Are you ready to be transformer?

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)


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