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Automation Developer

Automation Developer

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By Light is hiring an Automation Developer to join our team providing high quality, effective, and efficient Information Technology (IT) services to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service (LGY). This position will work with portlets for VA federal and business portals; internal and external interfaces; programs that support VA employees at the Regional Offices and Regional Loan Centers; and Web-based, interactive Veteran-facing applications essential to LGY's administration of the Home Loan Benefit, Native American Direct Loan Program, and the Specially Adapted Housing grant.


By Light is an IT products and services firm specializing in software development, satellite/terrestrial communications, cyber security, and network engineering/design. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we provide support worldwide to DOD, Federal Civilian, and Health IT customers.


  • Help with the support and maintenance of current applications as well as contributing to the development of new ones
  • Maintain, analyze and upkeep test runs in three environments, everyday analyze the errors/successes and proclaim the health of the environment
  • Innovate automation solutions with new processes, data output, software, etc.
  • Own and understand stress/load/soak test scenarios to be able to produce results that can guide the team to improve the speed, and value of the product

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 10+ years Automation Developer experience
  • Knowledge/Usage of Rational Functional Tester, Rational Performance Tester, LoadRunner, Gatling
  • Knowledge/Usage of Selenium, PhantomJs, Jenkins, Cucumber, Java

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Good understanding of Agile methodologies
  • Experience in medium to large scale Java web application development, deployment and release management
  • Experience in Amazon Web Services components such as EC2, RDS, Cloudfront, Route 53, S3, and Elastic Load Balancers
  • Experience in development tools such as Eclipse, Jenkins, GitHub etc.
  • Ability to work with a team to write multiple automation scenarios from manual test cases

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • Must have the ability to successfully pass a Government background investigation


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities