Battelle Memorial Institute IT Test Engineer I in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking a Software QA Analyst / IT Test Engineer . This position is located in the Columbus, OH area.

Primary Function

Battelle’s Critical Infrastructure and Security Resilience Business Line is seeking a Software QA Analyst / IT Test Engineer supporting multiple government programs and internal research and development. This work includes QA and testing of software applications, user interfaces, data management solutions, and customized image processing tools. Our government clients include the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as well as some international governments and clients.

Major Responsibilities

This position will support software quality assurance and testing. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that information systems, products and services meet organizational standards and end-user requirements

  • Write test plans and test cases

  • Test production software through the use of automated and manual system tests

  • Ensure test coverage

  • Participate in design reviews, for example sprint retrospectives and reviews

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (e.g., Computer Science, Software Engineering/Development or Information Systems)

  • 0-3 years of experience in software quality assurance

  • Strong attention to detail is a must

  • Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team

  • Experience using bug tracking and requirements systems such as JIRA or TFS

  • Excellent communication and writing skills and ability to work in cross-functional team

  • Sole US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain an Active DoD Secret Security Clearance and ability to obtain TSA Suitability


  • Experience using software revision control systems such as Git, SVN or TFS

  • Software QA certifications, such as ISTQB

  • Business Analysis / software requirements gathering skills

  • Familiarity with C# (.NET)

  • Familiarity with Agile / Scrum

  • Experience with both white-box and black-box testing

  • Experience with automated test frameworks such as Selenium

  • Experience with SharePoint

  • Experience automating repetitive tasks

  • Configuration management experience

  • Already possess a Secret Security Clearance.

  • Already possess TSA Security Suitability.

Legal Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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