Diverse Technologies Company
  • Harrisburg, PA, USA
  • Full Time


The applications testing specialist ensures the highest possible quality in software releases into production by managing testing functions and the test environment. This work will be accomplished by working with the QA and Application Development Manager, and by assisting in the definition and development of processes to improve the software development and release process.

The applications testing team lead will work with the Applications Development Manager to coordinate cross all development groups and activities. Organization's testing methodologies and experience will be utilized within this role to establish standards based on industry best practices.

Specific Products

In addition to the general products for all team members, this position also required to have additional knowledge of the following software products.

Microsoft TFS

SAP Business Objects Crystal Reports

Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft SQL Reporting Services


SOAP Sonar

Smartbear soapUI & LoadUI

Microsoft MTM




  • Provide technical and project leadership for all testing and quality assurance tasks.
  • Maintain testing schedule and testing environment inventory.
  • Coordinate functional, integration, regression, load/performance, and user acceptance testing within the Test environment for all software and hardware to be released into production.
  • Manage testers' responsibilities.
  • Construct and maintain all test cases, test data scripts, and test diagrams.
  • Monitor project progress as it relates to testing by participating as a member of Applications team.
  • Work with project management office and project leads to ensure that project requirements are stated and testable.
  • Develop and deploy quality assurance standards and processes in support of application development.
  • Develop and implement organization's testing standards and processes.
  • Perform tests on software according to test plans.
  • Perform automated load and performance tests, when applicable, according to test plans.
  • Develop automated test scripts, when applicable, including coding of complex scripts.
  • Assist in coordinating user acceptance tests and in keeping test environments active for these tests.
  • Prepare reports on test results.
  • Ensure completion of all assigned tasks on or before the assigned tasks due dates.
  • Provide honest, thoughtful, timely, and reasonable work and time estimates.
  • Provide honest, regular, accurate, and timely statuses for all assigned tasks and work.
  • Identify all tasks you cannot complete or meet assigned dates and clearly communicate them to the Project Manager(s) and your Functional Manager.
  • Clearly, effectively and frequently communicate with the Project Manager(s) and your Functional Manager for all assign work tasks.
  • Meet all of your Functional Manager or Lead's expectations regarding the quantity and quality of your work.
  • Work cooperatively with all teams and team members
  • Actively participate in all assigned project and team meetings. If you cannot attend a Team Meeting, inform your Project Manager(s) and Function Manager in advance.
  • Arrive at meetings on or before the scheduled start time.
  • Be prepared for all assigned agenda items in meetings.
  • Read materials provided in advance of meetings and be prepared to provide input, ask questions, and make recommendations.
  • Develop, modify and complete all reporting and timesheets in a timely manner.
  • Resolve all issues in a timely manner.
  • Develop, update and maintain a desk manual to facilitate detailed transition of work.
  • Provide knowledge transfer to designated Commonwealth staff or other contracted staff.
  • Provide mentoring and training to other staff as assigned.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Desired Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences or related business field, or equivalent experience.
  • Two to Three years in the design, development, implementation and support of complex business applications software.
  • Three years' experience in formal web and/or messaging oriented middleware testing.
  • Two years' experience in automated/load testing tools.
  • Ability to grasp technical concepts quickly and ability to translate project requirements into possible error conditions/testing scenarios.
  • In-depth technical knowledge and proficiency in:
  • XML
    • PKI, Private Key Infrastructure
    • Systems Development Lifecycle
    • Service Oriented Architecture
    • JavaScript
      • OO Development Language Experience
      • Primary: Java, or
      • Other OO languages, C++
    • Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE)
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to interact at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, strong conceptual, critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
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