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Software Quality Assurance Engineer- Associate/Mid/Senior

Associate | Full-time
Information Technology/Computing | livermore, CA | 03/04/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Software Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer. You will be responsible for performing QA testing, researching best practices in industry, developing prototypes, and providing frameworks to automate the testing and configuration management of web applications which support institutional solutions in the web, search, and content spaces. This position is in the Information Technology Solutions Division (ITSD) in the Computing Directorate, which supports the LivIT program.

This position will be filled at either level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

In this role you will

  • Develop complex processes, scripts, and frameworks to automate testing of all tiers of a number of COTS and custom developed applications.
  • Perform automated testing for the User Interfaces (UI’s), service tier, and back-end, to ensure the product is feature complete and error free.
  • Produce clear and meaningful reports to compare test results against defined used cases.
  • Collaborate with developers and other project team members to develop test plans, analyze test results, locate problems, identify root causes, and participate in recommended solutions.
  • Provide technical assistance in the research and development of software code to identify and isolate potential risks in the web applications.
  • Exercise independent judgement to define, develop, and implement original solutions to complex problems of a broad and diverse scope at the team, directorate, or institutional level.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.3 Level

  • Develop advanced automation tests using industry best practices.
  • Provide advanced technical assistance in identifying infrastructure component bottlenecks and constraints.
  • Test and support a Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment Model leveraging industry best practices.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a computer or engineering related field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Broad, in depth knowledge and experience working as a dedicated Test Automation Engineer, including testing and supporting a Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment Model.
  •  Proficient knowledge of test automation scripts, including designing, creating, and using programming languages, such as Java, with the ability to write JUnit tests.
  • Proficient experience with Selenium.
  • Comprehensive experience using a relational database.
  • Knowledge of regression, integration, performance, load, and stress testing.
  • Comprehensive experience working in a fast-paced Agile development environment with the ability to effectively manage concurrent technical tasks with minimal instructions and direction.
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills and effective interpersonal skills necessary to interact with all levels of personnel and collaborate effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Additional qualifications at the SES.3 Level

  • Advanced experience developing and implementing test automation using industry best practices.
  • Advanced knowledge of industry best practices as a dedicated Test Automation Engineer, including testing and supporting a Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment Model.
  • Substantial experience testing web applications.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with Liferay DXP and Elasticsearch.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Angular, Bootstrap, REST, and SCRUM.
  • Experience with cloud native CI/CD Pipelines.


Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement).  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

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