Salesforce Test Engineer

at Octo Consulting Group
Published January 1, 2024
Location Herndon, VA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


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Salesforce Test Engineer

Location: All Locations

Req#: 620132

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Company Information

Octo, an IBM company, is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of technical solutions for the federal government. At Octo, we specialize in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government's most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career. Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government. Voted one of the region's best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Job Description


As a Salesforce Test Engineer at Octo, you will be focused on supporting a Salesforce platform at the Department of Veterans Affairs in a high-demand customer success environment. This role requires a skilled Tester capable of successfully supporting a dynamic agile development team.


We were founded as a fresh alternative in the Government Consulting Community and are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking, agile design principles and that solutions are built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing our client's missions.

Program Mission...

The Digital Transformation Center (DTC) supports Veterans Affairs (VA) with onboarding and maintaining enterprise SaaS and PaaS solutions used to support the mission of serving our Veterans and their associated stakeholders. We are digitizing information and processes for improved implementation, leveraging modern tools and low code/no code for reusability and faster delivery.

Skills & Requirements


  • Work closely with the Product Owners, developers, and stakeholders to understand product specifics and to create corresponding test strategies.
  • Develop and maintain Functional and Regression testing suites for various applications in a large-scale Salesforce environment.
  • Evaluate existing test artifacts and design test cases/scripts for new releases with minimal supervision.
  • Execute manual testing on frontend (UI) and backend (API) systems.
  • Assist and collaborate in non-functional testing (like performance, Security, Compliance) for Salesforce UI and API during release cycles.


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of testing experience required.
  • 3+ years of Salesforce testing experience.
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Must be able to use a computer.
  • Must be able to communicate both verbally and in written form.
  • Must be able to obtain a government security clearance.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must have reliable internet service that allows for effective telecommuting.

Desired Skills...

  • Experience with Test Automation tools preferred (Provar, Eggplant, Selenium).
  • Experience with Agile methodology and processes and Scrum approach.
  • Experience using and sharing knowledge of Agile team collaboration and requirements management tools (Jira, Confluence).
  • Experience supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and/or other federal organizations.

Years of Experience: 5+ years of testing experience with 3+ years with Salesforce.

Education: BA/BS degree or equivalent applicable experience

Location: Remote within the United States.

Clearance: Ability to obtain government clearance.

Octo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.

Octo is an IBM subsidiary which has been acquired by IBM and will be integrated into the IBM organization. Octo will be the hiring entity. By proceeding with this application, you understand that Octo will share your personal information with other IBM affiliates involved in your recruitment process, wherever these are located. More Information on how IBM protects your personal information, including the safeguards in case of cross-border data transfer, are available here: ".