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Software Development Engineer in Test

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Software Development Engineer in Test
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180034
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Test computer applications for functionality, interoperability, security and usability. Maintain and enhance testing tools and environment on Linux, Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Assist with deployment of new and upgraded Secure Identity Services (SIS) products and services by working with developers and consumers to communicate needs and document outcomes. Create and maintain automated tests using departmentally-approved tools and procedures. Update appropriate online documentation on websites and knowledge-sharing tools. Maintain computer hardware and software used for testing in support of all SIS units. Includes troubleshooting hardware and software problems, configuration, patching, operating system installation and upgrades. Provide desktop and mobile support for SIS units as needed, including configuring laptops and mobile devices for demonstrations. Participate in on-campus help sessions for SIS-supported systems and services as necessary, including onsite visits to clients experiencing difficulties.

Required Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s or Associate degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.
-Experience developing software using Java. -Practical experience and knowledge of Linux, Windows, or Mac OS platforms including installation of operating systems and software.
-Knowledge of emerging web technologies and trends.
-Experience using version control systems.
-Experience in technical support.
-Creative problem-solving skills.
-Excellent technical communication skills.
-Ability to develop technical solutions based on functional requirements.
-Demonstrated ability to work independently and to meet deadlines for completing assigned tasks.
-Experience with automated testing tools.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Good organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
-Oracle Java SE 8 Certification and ASTQB Tester Foundation Certification required or obtain within 12 months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Knowledge of proper testing practices.
-Knowledge of testing tools such as TestNG and Selenium.
-Knowledge of usability practices; experience with Linux and Mac O/S; experience with LDAP and other directory query tools; experience with digital certificates.
-Experience with authorization/authentication systems.
-Experience with Oracle databases, PL/SQL queries.
-Experience with Windows Active Directory and Exchange administration.
-Experience with Content Management Systems.
-Experience using Service Now.
-Experience testing software on multiple hardware and software platforms.
-Experience with VM software such as VMWare or VirtualBox.
-Extensive programming experience using Java and/or .Net, Unix scripting.
-Experience with Unix scripting.
-Experience using HTML and CSS tools to design, manage, and maintain websites. Interest in learning about new technologies, operating systems, programing languages, and hardware and software packages.
-Demonstrated understanding of Virginia Tech web accessibility guidelines and best practices

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of 3 professional references to Apply to posting #AP0180034. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: IMCS Test Engineering
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Job Posting Date: 02/02/2018
Review Begin Date: 02/16/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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