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Sr. Release Train/Quality Assurance Engineer


Quality Assurance


Reston, Virginia, United States


We have an immediate need for a Release Train/Quality Assurance Engineer. This position offers a unique opportunity to excel in both Agile leadership and Quality Assurance (QA) expertise. You'll play a pivotal role in guiding complex software projects to successful delivery, seamlessly blending the rigor of Agile methodologies with the precision of thorough testing.

Your impact will ripple across diverse applications. Join us and shape software excellence!

To be considered, you must have active TS/SCI with a polygraph.

Primary Responsibilities:

Release Train Engineer:

  • Facilitate PI Planning, Program Increment execution, and other ART events.

  • Coach and mentor Scrum Masters and Agile teams.

  • Track progress, identify and remove impediments, and foster continuous improvement.

  • Ensure effective cross-team communication and collaboration.

Quality Assurance Engineer:

  • Develop and maintain test plans, test cases, and test scripts.

  • Identify, log, and track defects found during testing.

  • Monitor software performance and stability during testing.

  • Develop and implement quality assurance best practices.

  • Execute manual and automated tests.

  • Analyze test results and provide feedback to the development team.

  • Ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards.

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and best practices in quality assurance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Technical Skills:

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    • Proficiency in software testing tools and methodologies.

  • Minimum 5 years of combined experience:

    • 3+ years of experience in Quality Assurance within a software development environment.

    • 2+ years of experience with Agile methodologies, ideally as a Scrum Master or equivalent role. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Government IC environments.

  • Agile Expertise:

    • Successfully steered multiple software projects through complex Agile methodologies, including PI planning, program increments, and continuous improvement initiatives.

    • Masterfully led cross-functional teams, fostered collaboration, and navigated roadblocks to ensure timely and high-quality releases.

    • Demonstrated excellent understanding of Agile principles and practices, optimizing processes for efficient delivery.

  • Quality Assurance Proficiency:

    • Built and executed comprehensive test plans, meticulously covering functionalities and exceeding quality standards.

    • Possess a keen eye for detail, efficiently identifying, logging, and tracking defects throughout the testing cycle.

    • Monitored software performance and stability with vigilance, ensuring a glitch-free user experience.

    • Championed best practices in QA, implemented process improvements, and stayed updated on evolving testing methodologies.

**Candidate must have active TS/SCI with a polygraph

**Candidate must have a BS with 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:



Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.