Testing Specialist

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Salem, OR (Remote)
  • May 29, 2024
Full time Information Security Information Systems Technology Government Information Technology

Job Description

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Testing Specialist to join an excellent team and work to advance their IT operations. 

The work of this role may be conducted remotely with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. Candidates must reside in the United States to work 100 % remote.

The Oregon Health Authority is committed to:

  • Eliminating health inequities in Oregon by 2030.
  • Becoming an anti-racist organization.
  • Developing and promoting culturally and linguistically appropriate programs.
  • Developing and retaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce that represents the diversity, cultures, strengths, and values of the people of Oregon.
  • Click here to learn more about OHA’s mission, vision, and core values.

What you will do!

The Testing Specialist position plans and leads system testing of new and existing applications and systems, integrates system processes with application enhancements and new development, and provides operations support and maintenance for applications. The position also consults with business partners, analysts, and other IT experts in the agency to resolve issues and collaborate on system development. These systems are small to large scale, many are mission critical and of high demand. This position utilizes technical skill and ability of a high order in the analysis and resolution of technical problems in the areas of customer assistance, operational maintenance, and design.  The customer base served includes technically sophisticated end-users, software vendors and suppliers, systems programmers, technical contractors, systems management staff, and systems operation staff.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide guidance, training and tools support to OIS and its business partners. As part of the SQA/Testing Practice this position imparts testing best practices knowledge and skills to customers to enable them to define, design and develop both manual and automated test cases and scenarios, execute manual and automated tests, and log testing incidents and retest fixed defects more effectively. This position also develops best practice content in the form of training, documentation, and templates in support of the goal to mature OIS testing practices.

What we are looking for!

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: (Please clearly outline how you meet the minimum requirements in your application/resume/cover letter. Failure to do so might disqualify you from consideration)

(a)  Five (5) years of information systems experience in Software Testing


(b) An Associate's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.


completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in information technology or related field.

AND three (3) years of information systems experience in Software Testing


(c) A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field


one (1) year of information systems experience in Software Testing.  

Desired Attributes

  • Proficiency in various testing types within the SDLC, including manual and automated testing, defect resolution techniques, and root cause analysis.
  • Experience with test automation preferably using Selenium, alongside quality assurance, and quality control practices.
  • Experience with Information Technology frameworks such as SDLC, ITIL, PMBOK, Agile, and DevOps.
  • Experience in modern software development technology stacks, including .NET, Azure DevOps, SQL Server, JavaScript, and Azure.
  • Experience with modern source control systems, testing practices, and code/design review tools and processes (e.g., ADOS, Git, SonarQube, Burp).
  • Proficiency in the fundamental principles of software testing as defined by the Foundation Level Syllabus of the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ITSQB). ISTQB or similar certifications are preferred, but not required.  
  • Systems analysis skills to guide technology-based business process design from problem statement to system implementation.
  • Sound understanding of IT service management, project management, requirements verification, and business process modeling.
  • Experience in identifying, addressing, and remediating security vulnerability findings.
  • Experience in performance testing and security testing.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities with a track record of satisfying requirements, meeting agreed completion dates.
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams and quickly changing priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Capability and willingness to work effectively in team environments, adhering to organizational practices.

What's in it for you?

  • Medical, vision, and dental benefits.
  • Eleven (11) paid holidays.
  • Eight (8) hours of vacation per month, eligible to be used after 6 months of service.
  • Eight (8) hours of sick leave per month, eligible to be used as accrued.
  • 24 hours of personal business leave per fiscal year, eligible to be used after 6 months of service.
  • Pension and retirement programs. 
  • Opportunity to potentially receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities.
  • Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.
  • A healthy work/life balance, including fulltime remote options as well.


Salary Range: $5,660 - $8,572 Monthly

Location: Salem, OR / Remote

Application Deadline: 06/09/2024

How to Apply:

Apply at oregonjobs.org using job number REQ-157196



$5,660 - $8,572