Software Test Engineer – Temporary Student (Summer 2019)

Software Test Engineer – Temporary Student (Summer 2019)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Chevy Chase, MD, United States

Job Description

At the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), creativity and excellence are fundamental to our success. As one of the world's largest philanthropies, HHMI is a major force in advancing biomedical research and science education in the U.S. and beyond. We have an exciting opportunity for a temporary summer position, working in the Information Technology department at our Headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland. This role requires full-time hours and is a temporary position for the summer 2019 (approximately May to August).



We are looking for summer help to join us on an 8-10 week assignment where they will help us add automated testing to existing web applications. We believe these projects will provide a fantastic opportunity for a developing Computer Science student to gain real insight to both large and small-scale website development, and best-practices for test writing and automation.

Reporting to the Manager of Web Application Development, the temp will learn that website development requires more than just technical skills, as collaboration between multiple business departments, and other members of IT are required to successfully execute these projects. They will also be able to further their technical skills in HTML, CSS, and Javascript by working on small sections of these websites. This position will provide valuable exposure to team interaction, agile development process, source control, and deployment workflows when building software applications in an enterprise environment.



  • Undergraduate/graduate student pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or information technology.
  • Previous experience or coursework relating to Javascript technologies, such as NodeJS, Angular, or React.


  • Demonstrated experience writing: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop or Fireworks, Microsoft Office, UNIX command line, Git, and SSH/FTP is preferred.

Please include links to source control or websites in your application to showcase your coding experience and skills.

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Quote Reference: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-hhmi-970-908