Senior Test Engineer

Job ID 18-00297

Industry Computer/IT

Job Type Contract

Location Remote,


The candidate will participate in a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to the writing a new CMOP and Cerner (Electronic Health Record) Interface solution with the data defined in VA provided HL7 specification. The Candidate will be required to support requirements, design and development, and testing to accomplish the following:

  • Setup a REST service listener to receive HTTPS messages from Cerner
  • Setup a windows service to transmit to Cerner over https.
  • Create a new set of transfer database tables to handle the different fields that Cerner utilizes.
  • Enhance current VA CDB database to support new Cerner (HER) fields as well as track Cerner vs. VistA (HL7)
  • Create a web application dashboard to allow monitoring as well as ability to start/stop communication

The candidate will be responsible for testing of software produced in support of maintenance, enhancements and modernization of the CMOP facilities. The software to be tested is responsible for pharmaceutical order management, inventory control, fulfilling activities and the interfaces with the equipment on the automation floor.

The candidate may:

  • Perform regression testing, covering full suite of Operational Test Scenarios for builds and/or images to be delivered to customer.
  • Develop detailed test plans, test data and define test acceptance criteria.
  • Build Test Suites and cases in Microsoft Test Manager
  • Prepare test report summarizing test results including anomalies, systems errors, and configuration changes.
  • Support the software configuration management process and understand software components and their interface requirements.
  • Implement Test Driven Development (TDD) practices within the program's agile framework to ensure the proper degree of engineering rigor is applied to all assigned tasks.
  • Interface with software developers, analysts, and other project team members using the Agile Scrum methodology.
  • Verify specific action or function of code and demonstrate successfully to Product Owner.
  • Assist the software development team in the implementation of automated regression testing.
  • Be involved in analyses and the investigation of related applications engineering tasks and prepares design specifications, analysis, and recommendations.
  • Ensure the compliance of customer standards; also ensures that contractual deliverables assigned are reviewed for completeness and completed on time.
  • Works closely with other teams, support organizations, program and product management.
  • Interact with senior management and other engineers. Interaction normally involves matters between functional and technical areas.


Required Qualifications and Skills:


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technologies or equivalent
  • 10 years of experience and 2+ years of experience in the field of industrial process automation similar to that in the CMOP.
  • Experience in validating systems in the Microsoft environment using Microsoft's development environments in a real-time environment is required.
  • Proven experience in supporting large development initiatives that are similar in scope and complexity to the VA's CMOP.

Requires experience with:

  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
  • Microsoft Test Manager (MTM)
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Test Driven Development
  • Experience with Visual studio 2015/2017
  • Automated unit testing and integration testing
  • This position requires the ability to obtain a VA designated High-Risk Background Investigation (BI)

Residency Requirement:
**All candidates must live within 90 miles from any of the following locations, due to support services that may be required on site at the CMOP Facility. **
CMOP locations

  • Leavenworth, KS
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Hines, IL
  • Charleston, SC
  • Murfeesboro, TN
  • Chelmsford, MA
  • Dallas, TX

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience with HL7
  • Experience with VistA framework
  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2012/2015