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Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Software Test Automation Engineer

Laurel, MD


Are you searching for engaging work in an environment that prioritizes innovation and personal development? Do you have the skills and mentality a tester needs to promote quality in software development? Are you eager to automate testing to build better software? If this is you, we believe you would enjoy being a part of our team at APL!

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.

We are seeking a Software Tester who can help us release and maintain a variety of COTS and custom web applications. We need you to efficiently combine manual and automated testing and to enhance our software evaluation capabilities. You will work with in a team seeking to deliver and maintain quality software supporting the APL mission.

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As a Software Test Automation Engineer, you will ...

  • Test web-based applications manually and with automated test tools.
  • Craft automated tests for various web-based applications.
  • Build, run and analyze software performance tests using LoadRunner or JMeter or similar product.
  • Explore opportunities to apply artificial intelligence to testing.


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Possess a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar.
  • Have 3+ years of experience testing software applications.
  • Have 3+ years of experience with modern test automation tools.
  • Can work efficiently as part of a team with developers, server administrators and management.
  • Effectively organize and present information.
  • Are superb at communication and collaboration, both with the customer and your team.
  • Have creative problem solving and strong analytical capabilities.
  • Are able to create quality documentation, presentations and testcases.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

  • Software testing certification (ISTQB/ASTQB, CAST, BCS, TMMi, Six Sigma CSQE, etc.).
  • Experience with open-source automation tools including Selenium, Cucumber, Gherkin.
  • Experience crafting and analyzing performance/load tests.
  • Experience with test management tools, defect tracking tools, SQL and NoSQL, Jenkins, Maven.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) practices and DevSecOps.

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.

At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at

About Us

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Only by ensuring that everyone's voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

Client-provided location(s): Laurel, MD, USA
Job ID: hopkins-6941_54387
Employment Type: Other