Automated Test Engineer - CIPHER

Atlanta, GA 30303


Job Description

Seeking someone with 1 to 5 years of experience whose primary responsibilities will be in developing automated testing suites for secure Java and Java/Type-Script based web applications using tools like Selenium and Jmeter. On occasion, manual test procedure creation and execution will be needed as well in cases where the needed tests can not be automated. Candidates must enjoy working with open source software and cutting edge technologies. Candidates will contribute to sponsored research projects and have an opportunity to interact with other scientists and engineers in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.

Job Duties

  • Actively develop automated test software 75% of the time.
  • Work closely with members of the project's software and test engineering teams to refine requirements, formulate technical approaches, collaborate with other engineers/managers/sponsors, review code, and mentor the team.
  • Participate in product definition activities including feature analysis and project scope analysis.
  • Ensure maximum code coverage of automated and manual tests.

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate I

  • A Bachelor's degree in CS, computer/electrical engineering, software test engineering, or a related technical area.

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate II

  • A Masters degree in CS, computer/electrical engineering, software test engineering, or a related technical area and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in CS, computer/electrical engineering, software test engineering, or a related technical area and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in CS, computer/electrical engineering, software test engineering, or a related technical area.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • 1 to 5 years experience in applicable areas.
  • Willing to pursue an advanced degree.
  • Strong test engineering and technical diagnostic expertise including problem identification, investigation, and reproduction skills.
  • Ability to acquire new skills efficiently.
  • Thrives in collaborative environment.
  • Experience creating automated tests using tools like Selenium.
  • Some knowledge/experience with Java Web frameworks (Java 8).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing application performance tests with Jmeter.
  • Browser UI experience especially AngularJS 1.x and Angular 2+.
  • J2SE (Java Servlets, JSPs, JMS)
  • TestNG, Mockito, Spock, Jasmine
  • Web Services - SOAP, XML, REST, JSON (X)HTML, CSS, LESS, JavaScript, Ajax, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Gradle, Webpack
  • IntelliJ IDEA, Git
  • Some development experience with Java Web frameworks (Java 8)
  • JDBC (SQL) with Oracle database or similar relational database management systems (RDBMS)

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required


Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link:

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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