Requisition Number: 13119
State: MD


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Description/Job Summary

GCE - Global Connections to Employment is excited to offer career opportunities within our fast growing organization. Our mission – "Helping people throughout life’s journey" and the vision to be the trusted partner for improving the quality of life in the communities we serve. We are a "Top 25" non-profit provider under the AbilityOne® Program. GCE serves to help people with disabilities find meaningful employment in multiple business service lines in 14 states, including internationally. GCEs IT teams maintains government and commercial contracts and we have been honored with numerous awards for service excellence and supporting employee morale. Our IT team is a primary federal contractor for DMDC for DoD, where our focus is on identity management and software development credentialing, and personnel security and benefits. We offer competitive compensation and benefits package.

At Global Connections to Employment, we value differences. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, physical or mental ability, age, religion, identity, and experience. This commitment motivates us everyday. We’re passionate about creating opportunities for all people on their unique journey through life.

Position Summary

The Quality Assurance Analyst III serves as a lead tester. Performs quality assurance activities with no supervision for one or more complex software development projects. Creates and develops project Software Quality Assurance Plans and implements procedures that conform to the contract requirements. Provides an assessment of how the project’s software development process is being implemented relative to the defined process and leads the team in recommending methods to optimize the organization’s process.

Role Requirements Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Education Requirement:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field (may substitute equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Experience Requirements:
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in software development
    • Experience using version control systems (i.e., CVS, VSS, or TFS)
    • Experience using issue tracking software (i.e., JIRA, BugZilla, or TestTrack Pro)
  • Experience with the following software languages:
    • PL/SQL
    • C++
    • Java
    • JavaScript
    • Java Framework (i.e., Strut 2 and Spring)
    • Apache Tomcat
    • Linux (Red Hat)
    • GenEdit
  • Additional Requirements:
    • Advanced proficiency level with MS Office products
    • Strong understanding of different software development life cycles (i.e., waterfall, iterative, agile, etc.)
    • Knowledgeable in automated testing tools
    • Comprehensive understanding of both manual and automated testing methodologies, processes, and testing metrics 
    • Ability to develop and document test plans and create test cases based on software requirements and functional/technical specifications
    • Ability to independently test .Net and Java client/server software suites with multiple independent components
    • Skilled in application testing on the Windows platform, especially Client/Server .Net and Java applications, data synchronization, Global Platform and Biometrics, and/or XML/SOAP applications
    • Ability to create, edit, update SQL statements 
    • Adept in scripting languages to automate testing tasks
    • Strong analytical and quantitative skills 
    • Strong time management skills
    • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for a public trust clearance or higher. 
    • U.S. Citizenship (required per government contract)

To Apply  

Interested applicants please visit our Career Center @  and complete our on-line applications. Our toll free number is (866) 236-3981.

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GCE is putting our employee health and safety first by following guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Global Connections to Employment, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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