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Senior Software Tester

Springfield. VA (ID#13765)

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.

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The Department of State’s (DOS) Information Resource Management (IRM) Messaging Systems Office (MSO) is responsible for developing, implementing, operating, and supporting all Department-wide messaging systems and services. The Office manages the integration of emerging technologies with existing and planned messaging programs, and ensures messaging services are accessible to all offices of the Department and to other Federal agencies. Serving in a technology support role, MSO seeks a contractor to provide services and work products including technical systems development, integration, configuration, testing, deployment, and technical project management support for new systems and maintenance of existing ones to ensure MSO can achieve its mission.

We are seeking A Senior Software Tester to support the efforts at the Department of State.


  1. and executes test plans on software systems using manual and automated methods. Detects software failures so that defects may be discovered and corrected. Generates historical analysis of test results. Maintains database of software defects. Examines code and execution of code in various environments. Develops and documents application test plans based on software requirements and technical specifications. Performs application security audits. Performs testing in DevOps/Agile environment. Performs section 508 compliance testing.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must possess a minimum of 7 years of experience with quality assurance, manual testing, performance testing, and 508 compliance.
  • 5+ years as a software tester
  • 2+ years defining test cases and writing test plans
  • Define, implement, and execute manual and automated tests for Windows applications connecting to serial, network, and USB devices
  • Define test cases and write test plans
  • Define and perform unit, integration, and regression tests
  • Implement automated unit tests with NUnit,, or similar framework
  • Manage and execute tests in Visual Studio and TFS
  • Thoroughly document and manage bugs using TFS
  • Work effectively in an Agile Scrum environment
  • Contribute to our collective brain power through innovation and peer review
  • Focus and independent drive to complete tasks
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal

Security Clearance Requirements:

  • Active Secret SECURITY CLEARANCE LEVEL required in order to remain eligible for employment, per contract and government requirements

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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