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COBOL Software Quality Assurance Engineer - Manual Tester




Cleveland, United States


Peraton is seeking a Software Quality Assurance Manual Tester. Candidate shall be part of a team responsible for the technical support and administration of the Department of Defense Cash Accountability System (DCAS). DCAS is the selected enterprise solution for Department of the Treasury reporting which will interface with several Department of Defense enterprise resource planning systems. The Software Tester/Analyst creates test plans, performs tests, and documents and communicates software testing results. Ensures completed software meets established standards. Validates end user documentation. They will interface with the development teams and client business analysts as required. They will participate in system requirements reviews, critical design reviews, test readiness reviews and pre/post implementation reviews as part of the defined system development life cycle.


  • Software testing in support of the maintenance and development of the DCAS application.

  • Plan test approach based on business requirements.

  • Design/execute test plans, scenarios, scripts, or procedures.

  • Manually test any new software to ensure functional requirements, system compliance and technical specifications are adhered to.

  • Conduct software compatibility tests with programs, hardware, operating systems, or network environments.

  • Create / maintain databases of known test defects.

  • Work across departments to validate actual test results against expected results.

  • Review and document defects against business documentation throughout the systems development life-cycle.

  • Communicate test progress, test results, and other relevant information to project stakeholders and management.

  • Analyze complex situations and recommend solutions to the client.

  • Recommend areas for process improvement.

  • Attend daily stand-up meetings with project team and provide detailed analysis when requested.


  • 5 + years software testing experience with BS/BA; 3 years with MS/MA; 0 years with PhD
  • Must be a U.S Citizen
  • Ability to obtain Public Trust clearance
  • Must live in Cleveland Ohio area. This is a Hybird role
  • Strong working knowledge of PL/SQL and ability to query databases
  • Manual tester, mainframe environment
  • Experience using a performance testing tool
  • Strong working knowledge of ALM/Quality Center software
  • Experience with System Development Life Cycle models (Primarily Agile. Waterfall is possible) required.
  • Ability to create, manage, and execute complex test scenarios.
  • Ability to map test cases to business requirements and functional designs.
  • Knowledge of IT Service Management practices is beneficial.
  • Excellent interpersonal, consultative skills.


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best, beyond the work you do with us daily. We are fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way

Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.