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Software Tester, Arlington, VA (ID#13423)

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.

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.



Includes the following:

  • Assists Senior Software Tester with quality assurance and testing.  Execute and document both successful completion of manual test which will be nominated for automation based on their efficiencies but also document and manage defects.  Work with the requirements team to create then validate manual test cases to validate requirements. Document and retest defects with the development team.  Performs section 508 compliance testing. 




  • Must possess a minimum of 5 years of experience with quality assurance, manual testing, performance testing, and 508 compliances.
  • 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

•           3+ years as a software tester

•           1+ years defining test cases and writing test plans

•           Focus and independent drive to complete tasks

•           Strong analytical and organizational skills

•           Strong communication skills – written and verbal

•           U.S. Citizen


  • “Active minimum Secret SECURITY CLEARANCE LEVEL required” in order to remain eligible for employment, per contract and government requirements.”
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information


Federal Office Setting

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