Golden, Colorado

Akima Infrastructure Services (AIS) specializes in obtaining hard-to-find, highly skilled personnel for the Department of Energy Management and Operating (M&O) prime contractors. Additionally the company provides state-of-the-art, flexible Distance Learning platforms to military and civilian organizations utilizing the latest technologies and instructional platforms. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to safety, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company's profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.

Job Summary:

Akima Infrastructure Services, LLC (AIS), is actively seeking individuals who can contribute to national security within the project management and business services fields as part of our staff augmentation team supporting the Department of Energy at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). AIS has an established history of contributing to the success of our customer's mission.

Successful candidates will be employees of AIS, a premier government contractor charged with employing highly motivated and well-qualified personnel who can advance the missions of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory located in Golden, CO. Though employed by AIS, the employee will take day-to-day direction from technical personnel employed directly by the research laboratory. Pay, benefits, Human Resource, and Employment Management functions are provided by AIS.

Qualified applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, and able to meet pre-employment requirements including any required physicals, drug screen, and/or background investigation to satisfy clearance requirements from the Department of Energy.

Job duration is projected to be a 12-month period of performance with a hybrid on-site/remote work requirement.

Scope:

AIS is seeking a QA Analyst capable of bringing a depth of knowledge in QA testing of applications. In this role, you will be responsible for analyzing the functionality of applications, websites, and other technical products, to identify and resolve bugs, defects and other potential issues. In addition, you will be working with a team to design automated tests to validate application performance while increasing QA processing speed.

Responsibilities:
  • Conducts testing to ensure products perform according to user requirements and within established guidelines
  • Regression, Integration, and Automation testing of web and client-server applications
  • Collaborate with engineers to assure that testing requirements are clear and well documented prior to testing
  • Identifies, logs, and recreates error codes, bugs, and defects
  • When a product does not perform within specifications, reports defects to programmers while identifying and recommending solutions, improvements, and updates
  • Document and disseminate test results in JIRA
  • Performs all other duties assigned


Salary Range: $45.00 to $60.00 per hour - The salary offered to the successful candidate will be determined based on the candidate's qualifications, work experience, and their ability to meet the known requirements of the position as determined at the time of hire. Job location will also be a factor in determining the salary offered.

Benefits: The company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and a range of other voluntary benefits.

Paid Leave: Paid Time Off (PTO) is offered to regular full-time and part-time employees.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 5 years of both manual and automated software testing, preferably for web-based applications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of structured testing and thorough understanding of quality assurance testing applications and concepts.
  • Proven experience testing cloud-hosted/customer facing web applications in an Agile/Scrum environment.
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to create test plans and cases from specifications or verbal communications.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with QA automation technologies such as Selenium, Appian.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with ServiceNow.


Special Requirements:
  • Pre-employment Drug Screen - External applicants selected for this position are required to successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
  • Medical Exam(s) - Job related pre-placement medical examinations may be required for this position.
  • This position may require the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. If determined as such, this position would be identified as a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require participation in an ongoing random drug testing program in addition to the pre-employment drug screen.


The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessar y. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

We are Equal Opportunity Employers. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, protected veteran, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at job-assist@akima.com or 571-353-7053. The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance. Please do not use the dedicated phone number above to call on the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

In order for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, please apply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying online unless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistance with the online application.

Golden, Colorado

Akima supports a diverse portfolio of operating companies with one strategic goal: enabling superior outcomes for our customers’ missions.  Together with its operating companies, Akima represents an uncommonly broad array of specialized talents, technologies, domain expertise, and proven program success at some of the most visible and demanding implementations across all of government and industry.

 

Akima is an enterprise with 30 years of federal contracting experience and over 7,500 employees supporting more than 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders in the NANA region of Alaska.  Akima provides the backbone infrastructure to support more than 40 socio-economically disadvantaged small businesses (SDBs) with mature business processes and shared back-office support services normally only found in a Fortune 500 defense contractor.

 

We leverage this infrastructure and the shared experiences of our operating companies to bring world-class solutions to U.S. Department of Defense, intelligence community, and civilian organizations in 46 states and 12 countries.

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