Quality Assurance Lead DevSecOps Platform

Bethesda, Maryland
Jun 30, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The DevOps program at NCBI, responsible for delivering a DevSecOps platform and related services, is looking for an experienced technical lead, responsible for application security (AppSec) and quality assurance (QA).



Duties & Responsibilities
  • Within the larger DevOps program, lead a team of quality assurance (QA) experts.
  • Define and drive short and long term goals for the team. Ensure the QA group's work aligns with the organization's DevOps platform.
  • Hold Product Owner role which includes documenting epics, stories and tasks for the team's agile development process.
  • Lead efforts to automate testing and reporting across the NCBI enterprise.
  • Set standards and define processes for improving software quality. Implement quality gates into the organization's deployment process.
  • Ensure that developers and QA personnel use effective tools for testing and reporting.
  • Continuously improve and maintain secure development standards in cooperation with the organization's security team.
  • Support the incident response and architecture review processes whenever quality assurance expertise is needed.
  • Document quality assurance practices and respond to information requests by senior management.





Required qualifications:


  • Bachelor degree or higher in Computer Science preferred or extensive experience with modern quality assurance processes
  • At least five years of professional experience 
  • Formal training in software development, cyber security, and/or quality assurance.
  • Industry or government experience leading initiatives related to quality assurance.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence decisionā€making processes at all levels of a large organization will be critical to success.
  • Candidates must have strong leadership skills and be effective managers of highly technical individuals.
  • Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Candidates should  have experience with agile development  processes and have experience integrating secure development practices.
  • NCBI uses C/C++, Java/Scala/Kotlin, Python/Django and JavaScript.  The DevSecOps platform uses Kubernetes, Istio, ArgoCD, GitLab and Artifactory.  The ideal candidate will have familiarity with some of these languages, frameworks and technologies combined with solid experience in software architecture and distributed systems.
  • Experience with Scrum and Kanban and the role of a Product Owner is required. NCBI is an agile organization.




Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience driving organizational change and accountability for QA initiatives
  • Experience working with leaders across multiple software development teams to standardize QA processes
  • History prioritizing and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously 
  • Familiarity with modern software lifecycle processes, including CI/CD (continuous integration / continuous delivery)






Company Description

Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.


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