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Syms Strategic Group, LLC (SSG) SQA Tester (Manual/VA experienced) in Columbia, South Carolina

Syms Strategic Group (SSG) is seeking a talented SQA Tester (Manual)

Location: Most U.S. locations may be considered for candidates who meet the criteria

Department: Veterans Affairs

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Security Clearance Level: Public Trust (MBI)

Military Veterans are highly encouraged to apply!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* You must currently be in possession of a Veterans Affairs (VA) issued GFE (Laptop) and a PIV card and performing QA testing on a VA project. There are no exceptions to this requirement.*

  • Manage and help staff test events with appropriate resources.

  • Coordinate with developers and functional analysts to create test plans and test scripts in accordance with VA mandated testing documentation standards and templates.

  • Coordinate with testing stakeholders and other team participants to plan test events.

  • Lead and conduct testing in accordance with Master Test Plan specifications that provide tracking, monitoring and reporting of results.

  • Review and approve test reports.

  • Monitor and update defect and bug reports.

    Important note: Your answers to the mandatory screening questions must be supported by the information on your resume. Applications with inconsistencies will not be considered.

    * Do not apply for more than one location. Multiple location submissions will result in all applications being not reviewed *

    Required Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of Veterans Affairs testing policies and procedures.

  • Experience testing MUMPS, VistA and other VA systems.

  • Experience with EDI and financial transaction systems

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision while contributing to overall company success.

  • Must have experience in the coordination and management of test events in accordance with approved test plans, procedures and scripts.

  • Must have knowledge and skills to ensure that test environments are set up accurately.

  • Must be able to create test reports.

  • Must have experience working in an agile environment.

  • Must have comprehensive technical expertise on IT products, operating systems, software, hardware, systems and networks and specialized environments.

  • Must have experience in writing or assisting in the development of test plans and test procedures.

  • Must manage the defect database under the guidance of senior QA engineers

    Professional Certifications


    Formal Education

    Bachelor?s degree in Computer Science, Software/Systems Engineering, or equivalent technical degree

    Years of Professional Experience

  • 8+ years S/W development and testing experience.

  • Nodejs

  • Java

  • C#

    Security Clearance Requirements

    Must possess a Public Trust (MBI)


    U.S. Citizenship Required

    Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience testing MUMPS, VistA and other VA systems helpful but not mandatory.

  • Experience with EDI and financial transaction systems helpful but not mandatory

    U.S Citizenship is required for this specific opportunity. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information and be able to obtain a government-granted security clearance. Individuals may also be subject to a background investigation including, but not limited to criminal history, employment and education verification, drug testing, and creditworthiness.

    Syms Strategic Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or genetic information.