Lead QA Engineer - 90269496 - Washington

Date: Sep 21, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

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The Lead Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer works on multiple programs/systems for multiple Amtrak business units. In this role, the Lead QA Engineer supports the review process of all requirements mapping to test cases, test plans and test results and is a key participant in the PMO Q-Gate process. They are involved in and often lead all phases of the QA process and the implementation of QA objectives.  This includes the enforcement of current Amtrak QA processes including the monitoring and evaluation of requirement and test deliverables. The Lead QA Engineer leads and interacts with all members of the project team including architects, business analysts, system analysts, project managers, the development team and quality control team to assure successful development, testing and implementation of project requirements helping to ensure that projects meet Amtrak’s quality deployment goals. 




  • Experience to create/maintain/update BDD-TestNG /POM automation framework with extensive Java/JS coding knowledge.
  • Must be well versed to integrate Automation frameworks with mobile based servers (Android/iOS) along with different automation reporting such as extent, Kibana, html etc.
  • Experience on testing Rest-Assured based framework with implementations from Selenium/Cucumber and Java/JS.
  • Must have working knowledge on UI-API integration for E2E automation.
  • Experience of CICD pipeline with batch and scheduled job creation.
  • Must be well acquainted with multi browser/multi-threaded automation suites with different execution platform.
  • Cloud-based automation experience
  • Works on projects of all levels of complexity within any of the IT development environments. 
  • Reviews formal test plans and documented test results. 
  • Review of project deliverables and produces the compliance checklist.
  • Monitors, evaluates and makes recommendations on QA tasks within enterprise-wide processes such as Test Life Cycles, Change Management and Release Management. 
  • Responsible for reviewing the requirements and insuring they are mapped to test cases, test plans and test results.
  • Coordinates with the DevOps and Release Management Teams.
  • Responsible for adherence to the quality program.
  • Assists in creating standard operating procedures and metrics based on best practices for the QA team. Identifies and proposes areas of improvement throughout the QA process. 
  • Adheres to and enforces QA processes. 
  • May serve in the following roles: automation testing, performance testing, front-end testing, back-end testing or end-to-end testing.
  • Conducts investigations on identified technical and operational problems on installed networks, systems and products. 
  • Produces QA Root Cause Analysis document following problem investigation. 
  • May make recommendations regarding software defects and/or project timelines. 
  • Establishes liaison relationship with business partners and IT departments in order to provide process solutions to meet user needs.
  •  Prepares, maintains and reviews documentation on all QA phases.
  • Provides consistent communication, mentoring and instruction to team members and less-experienced individuals. 
  • Verifies that documented system requirements have been met. 
  • Supports continued evolution of QA strategies and activities supporting best practices and quality deployments.

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or related field with 6+ years of work experience and or equivalent work experience 
• 10+ years of relevant work experience to satisfy education and experience requirements
• Strong knowledge of quality management
• Minimum of 6 years of experience in test automation development.
• Minimum of 4 years of Core Java development experience (Java, Core Java, JE22, JSP, Servlet, JDBC, Angular.JS). 
• Experience in Test Driven Development, and/or test automation for DevOps is big plus.
• Experience in web development such as HTML, FPML, XML, CSS, JavaScript.
• Development/testing experience for mainframe and distributed systems. · Experience in Agile Scrum.
• Experience with at least one RDBMS such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase.
• Experience in the transportation industry, particularly with reservation systems IBM z/Transaction Processing Facility (TPF) is a plus.
• Experience in Selenium is a plus.
• Basic knowledge of Linux, Unix.
• Experience with CI/CD tools and implementations.
• Requires strong knowledge of SCM tools (Git/GitHub/BitBucket), Test Automation Tools (Cucumber, Selenium, Jira), Config/Provisioning Tools (Jenkins/Salt/Ansible), Scripting Tools.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout organization.
• Hands-on experience in Performance testing with expertise in Performance Tools (Jmeeter/SmartBear/LoadRunner).
• Programing experience in VB/VBA/VBScript or C#, .NET platform. 
•Experience with Unified Functional Testing (UFT), Quick Test Professional (QTP) and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
• Ability to comprehend business requirements, technical specifications and change management documentation in order to develop test plans.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of testing tools, QA methodologies and DevOps.
• Ability to identify technical and operational issues on installed networks, systems and products. 
• Possesses strong attention to detail throughout the QA process. 

• Familiarity with HP Quality Center test management software. 
• Experience leading and managing a group of analysts
• Master’s degree in a related discipline
• 8+ years relevant experience preferred 
• Certification in ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer and Cloud Technologies; AWS Certified Solution Architect, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA), Cloud Certified Professional is a plus

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


Requisition ID:117051
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

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