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Grade: 14

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1 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 How did you hear about USPTO Job possibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Friend
  • Job Fair
  • USPTO Information Session
  • Monster
  • Newspaper
  • OnlineBlog/Bulletin Board
  • Professional Society/Organization
  • University Career Fair
  • University Career Placement Office
  • USAJobs
  • USPTO Employee
  • USPTO Web Page
  • Virtual Job Fair
  • State Bar Association
  • University Alumni
  • @USPTOJobs Twitter
  • USPTO Jobs web pages
  • Other
3 Do you have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Candidates for the GS-14 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent at the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service.
4 Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service 

designing and writing programs that run automatic tests on new or existing software?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5

Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service performing analysis on software development test standards and compliances to ensure that the software performs in accordance to the business unit requirements?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Of the following responses select the methodologies that you have experience using on software development projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Waterfall
  • Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)
  • Scrum
  • Prototyping
  • SDLC (Systems Development Life Cycle)
  • Agile
  • SAFe
  • Spiral
  • DevOps
  • I do not have this type of experience.
7

Please select the response that best describes your experience developing and presenting plans for the integration technologies into an existing architecture:

Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted independent research to evaluate new products and systems software and conducted testing, analysis, for the implementation of these new technologies.
  • I have reviewed and validated testing results and presented the information to senior management for implementations of these new technologies.
  • I have independently conducted research, analysis, identified clearly defined evaluation criteria on new products and systems software, and provided my recommendations based on decision analysis resolution (DAR) process to senior management to allow them to make informed decisions on these new technologies.
  • I have compiled extensive statistical data for detailed analysis of new products and systems software.
  • I have compiled extensive statistical data for detailed analysis of existing issue(s), and conducted a causal analysis and resolution (CAR) process to identify the causes of defects, specific practices or to achieve specific goal.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
8 Please select the response(s) that reflect your experience determining the feasibility of various scientific approaches for future programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted research to determine feasibility of various scientific approaches.
  • I have conducted analyses to determine feasibility of various scientific approaches.
  • I have assisted in conducting and analyzing various scientific. approaches for future programs.
  • I have no experience in determining to determine feasibility of various scientific approaches.
9 Which of the following tasks have you performed when working with software: Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzing and refining software requirement.
  • Translating system requirement into software prototypes.
  • Planning and designing software architecture.
  • Writing, debugging, and maintaining code.
  • Determining and designing software architecture.
  • Providing guidance on selection of the most effective test design techniques for the appropriate situation.
  • Working with customers to test applications.
  • Assuring software quality and functionality.
  • Integrating hardware and software components.
  • Writing and maintaining software documentation.
  • Evaluating and implementing automated testing tools.
  • Assessing test automation framework base on the considerations of modularity, efficiency, scalability, maintainability, reliability, and portability.
  • None of the above.
10 Choose one that best reflects your Software role in regards to your specialized knowledge and skills in information technology. Answer to this question is required
  • Director or functional manager
  • Project manager leading software developers
  • Project manager leading IT employees
  • Project manager
  • Technical/Team Lead over IT employees
  • Technical/Team Lead over software developers
  • Software developer/engineer/programmer
  • System Architect
  • Subsystem designer or architect
  • Systems programmer
  • Application programmer
  • Test/Automation Manager
  • Test/ Automation Architech
  • Manager for IT Project
  • None of the above
11 Please select the computer language(s) you have experience in providing test automation. Answer to this question is required
  • Java
  • JavaScript/VBScript
  • C++
  • PHP
  • Perl/Python/Ruby
  • None of the above.
12 Please select the response(s) that best describes your software testing automation experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided authoritative automation advice to managers and customers.
  • I have developed automated test tools frameworks.
  • I have implemented and maintained automated test frameworks.
  • I have developed automation design documents and transformed the test cases into automated tests.
  • I have created and executed automated tests with automated test tools such as Test Complete using data-driven or modular or hybrid frameworks.
  • None of the Above.
13 Please select the response(s) that reflect your experience applying software techniques to support the analysis, design development and testing of software applications. Answer to this question is required
  • Test automation
  • Computer theory
  • Algorithms
  • Database design
  • Data structures
  • Programming concepts
  • Modeling and simulation technology
  • None of the above
14 Please select the response(s) that reflect your experience with principles, methods and techniques in software engineering. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed an operating system environment.
  • I have designed new or standard industry modeling software & engineering applications.
  • I have researched various data sources.
  • I have applied system engineering & techniques.
  • I have developed/designed computer system architecture or software model systems.
  • I have utilized testing automation knowledge while developing systems.
  • I have no experience in software engineering.
15 Please select the response(s) that describe(s) your experience with the build automation process: Answer to this question is required
  • I have obtained the latest build code from the source code repository
  • I have compiled the source code.
  • I have created automated scripts to build code and packed up binaries for deployment using scripts.
  • I have deployed the project to a test environment.
  • I have run full sets of build verification tests.
  • I have published build reports for a project team.
  • None of the above.
16 Please select the response(s) that describe(s) your experience determining adequacy of software and or system design. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written diagnostic programs.
  • I have designed and written code.
  • I have conducted preliminary design of a system or subsystem of an application.
  • I have conducted critical design of a system or subsystem of an application.
  • I have written system and/or subsystem design document.
  • I have no experience in the above.