Software Development Engineer in Test

Job Locations US-DC-Washington, DC
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/5/2024 10:14 AM)
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Consulting/Business Management


LMI is a consultancy dedicated to powering a future-ready, high-performing government, drawing from expertise in digital and analytic solutions, logistics, and management advisory services. We deliver integrated capabilities that incorporate emerging technologies and are tailored to customers’ unique mission needs, backed by objective research and data analysis. Founded in 1961 to help the Department of Defense resolve complex logistics management challenges, LMI continues to enable growth and transformation, enhance operational readiness and resiliency, and ensure mission success for federal civilian and defense agencies.


LMI has been named a 2022 #TopWorkplace in the United States by Top Workplaces! We are honored to be recognized as a company that values a people-centered culture, and we are grateful to our employees for making this possible!


LMI is seeking an experienced Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to be part of a team that is delivering comprehensive software and hardware testing support for the products developed within the USPS Innovation Lab. All SDET candidates must have strong communication skills, a passion for testing, and a desire to assist transitioning to an evolving suite of test-driven frameworks on high-profile projects. This position will be onsite at either the USPS Merrifield location in Virginia or the L’Enfant Plaza location in D.C.


The candidate will collaborate with USPS Lab personnel to create and implement a tailored testing strategy that aligns with the Lab’s objectives and goals. The strategy will outline the team’s overall approach to testing software and hardware, describing the testing objectives, the scope of testing, the types of testing to be performed, test execution methodology, analysis & reporting, and the resources required.

  • Create a tailored test strategy aligned with the USPS Innovation Lab’s objectives and goals.
  • Design and develop test cases for each supported product as directed.
  • Work with USPS Lab personnel to automate the testing processes where automation can improve efficiency.
  • Actively participate in agile software development activities as needed, including sprint planning, daily standups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives.



  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field.
  • 8+ years of professional experience with an emphasis on software test automation including test framework design, development, and maintenance/support.
  • Experience designing a test strategy to ensure the delivery of high-quality software and hardware solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience designing, developing, and executing test cases.
  • Proficiency with the following:
    • C#, .Net, Python, Java or other programming language
    • Visual Studio
    • Relational Databases (e.g., MS SQL)
    • Test Design Patterns
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work well as part of an agile development team.
  • Ability to obtain a USPS security clearance.


  • Experience testing various types of software, such as web and native mobile applications desired.
  • Experience with Selenium Web Automation testing, Python, and Gherkin is preferred.
  • Development experience within an agile environment.
  • Using formal ticketing applications such as Atlassian Jira or Bugzilla.
  • Creating tests using the Gherkin syntax.
  • Experience working in a consultant / client environment.
  • Experience working with Selenium Web
  • Experience working in a consultant/client environment is desired.


  • Onsite at the USPS Merrifield location in Virginia or the L’Enfant Plaza location in D.C.


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LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact accommodations@lmi.org

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