Current Opportunities

Federal Quality Senior Engineer/ Test Lead
Washington D.C.

At Slalom, our Quality Engineering practice is dedicated to improving the value and effectiveness of our delivery teams by bringing modern, creative testing techniques and tools to our solutions and our clients. Our team of expert quality engineering professionals embrace collaborative, agile testing processes and focus on enabling whole-team ownership of quality.

Slalom is seeking senior candidates for Quality Engineering (QE) Sr. Engineer/ Test Lead role within its rapidly growing Federal Practice This role requires working with project teams and leadership to define test automation strategy and drive implementation across a variety of Slalom clients. Successful candidates are able to evaluate the latest tools and automation frameworks and extend them appropriately.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of Six years of experience in the Software QE (or related) field, with at least three years building and maintaining test automation frameworks.


  • Perform all aspects of automated testing for client engagements
  • Develop detailed testing approach and plans for specific test areas or overall plans for small to medium size projects
  • Produce status reports and quality metrics
  • Facilitate defect triage and manage overall defect resolution process
  • Conduct test case reviews and ensure requirements traceability, proper coverage
  • Design test cases and execute all types of testing (e.g. functional, integration, end-to-end) on all variety of platforms (e.g. mobile, web, portal frameworks)
  • Assist project teams in determining appropriate quality goals and acceptance criteria
  • Mentor junior members of the QE team and perform all responsibilities of the QE Engineer when required

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 years of professional coding experience in C#, Java, Javascript or Ruby
  • UI Test automation experience (e.g. Selenium, Protractor, Watir)
  • Experience in all phases of the software and testing lifecycle, inception through deployment
  • Strong functional testing background, including defining test strategy, test planning, test case design, and execution
  • Project experience using an Agile methodology (e.g. Scrum)
  • Experience with test management tools (e.g. TestRail, Zephyr)
  • SQL proficiency
  • Mixed experience in various QE-related roles such as: 
    • Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
    • Automation tester or automation framework developer
    • Manual functional tester
    • Performance test engineer
    • Defect manager
    • QE tools, reporting, and metrics specialist
    • Mobile or web UX tester
    • Test environment or test data coordinator/lead

Additional Qualifications

  • Additional technical experience:
    • Unit and integration testing
    • Service / API testing
    • Performance / load testing
    • DevOps / build engineering
    • Application security testing
    • Custom test tool development
    • Mobile application automation
  • Project management, Scrum Master
  • Business requirements analysis
  • Consulting experience

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