Rios Partners

Senior Test Engineer

Qa Automation Engineer in Austin, TX

Posted 2019-05-17


Rios Partners is a management consulting firm with a broad range of experience in organizational design, business process improvement, supply chain transformation, and Human-Centered Design (HCD). We provide consulting services to clients in the Washington, D.C. metro area. We work with commercial, government, and non-profit clients we care deeply about on projects where we know we can have a meaningful impact. In order to deliver value, we systematically analyze problems to identify root causes, partner with our clients to develop actionable solutions, and help guide strategy and implementation. We value diversity and teamwork because we believe the best conclusions are a result of careful analysis of the facts by a team of individuals with unique backgrounds, experiences, and education working towards a clear objective. We also believe that good ideas always trump seniority: junior team members are expected to bring their opinions to the table and challenge those of others.

Our primary consideration when evaluating candidates is alignment with our Mission and Values, which can be found at

Job Description

Senior Test Engineers are responsible for working with developers, end users, and organizations to create test plans and test scripts. They will coordinate with test sites and other team participants to plan test events, track problems, and create reports on errors that are identified. They will manage the defect database under the guidance of senior QA engineers. Work is performed in a team environment with Rios Partners employees, clients, and other partner organizations. Our primary place of performance is at the client site (Austin, TX), and employees are free to work at home when physical presence is not required.

Required skills

Senior Test Engineers must be able to:

Build relationships with other Rios Partners employees and clients. This job requires extensive team interaction with both co-workers and clients. Being polite, inclusive, and respectful is crucial.
Frame problems in a manner that identifies the root cause. Identifying symptoms is easy; we are looking for individuals who can dig deeper and pinpoint core challenges before developing solutions.
Analyze data quickly and efficiently. Rios Partners is a data-driven organization; we support our hypotheses with accurate analysis. The ability to quickly identify required data, gather it, and analyze it in an efficient manner is critical to success.
Communicate in a professional and persuasive manner. We expect all members of the team to be able to understand their work and present it to outside parties in a clear and coherent manner.
Deliver results. In short, we get stuff done and we’re looking for team members that do not give up when they encounter challenges and know how to effectively transition from analysis to implementation. Rios is looking for tenacity.

Required education and experience

Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline is required
5 yrs of experience (An additional 8 yrs of relevant experience can be substituted for education)
Experience working with developers, end users, organizations to create test plans and test scripts
Experience with configuring necessary hardware and operating environments as needed to complete assigned testing
Comprehensive technical expertise on IT products, operating systems, software, hardware, systems and networks and specialized environments
Experience in writing or assisting in the development of test plans and test procedures

Additional information

$60K-80K + Health and dental benefits
U.S. work authorization required
Security Requirements: Ability to obtain and maintain a public trust clearance

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000.00 to $80,000.00 /year

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