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QA Automation Software Tester
Research and Development
Ottawa
Canada
Full-Time
College
1 to 3 years
TechInsights is growing its Agile development organization to move our apps forward faster. We are seeking experienced Software Testers to join some newly formed cross functional Scrum teams. Our Scrum teams design, build and maintain a wide variety of applications for both internal and external users. Our web applications are deployed on AWS; our tech stacks include Yii, Spring Boot, Angular, React, PHP, Python, Apache, SQL, CouchDB, HTML5 and CSS3. We use tools and frameworks like Docker, TeamCity, TestRail, Selenium, Cucumber and Gherkin as we move towards robust continuous deployment.

We are seeking passionate, quality-focused software QA specialists who can help further our QA discipline in both automated and manual testing. In this role, you’ll work within the dev team, to design and run right-sized software QA processes to help the team meet production quality standards. You will actively contribute to daily Scrums and team with peers to estimate stories and plan sprints that factor-in testing. Your efforts will contribute directly to our success by enabling TechInsights to meet its subscription revenue targets. Ingenuity, teamwork, reliability and technical excellence are all required for this role.
• Actively contribute to full SDLC activities from crafting stories and Sprint planning all the way through to final release notes
• Participate in all Scrum ceremonies and project/team meetings
• Collaborate with Product Owner to gather requirements and establish acceptance criteria
• Develop test strategy and convert strategy into effective implementation performing both manual and automated testing when possible
• Translate functional and business requirements into story-based test cases
• Design, code and implement automated tests using tools such as Selenium, Cucumber and Gherkin for web applications
• Execute automated and manual cases based on test plans and document the issues and steps required to reproduce the behaviour
• Assist dev team in root cause analysis
• Use exploratory testing to identify potential product improvements
• Enlist the team to systematically apply quality improvements
• Analyze issues reported by stakeholders for potential trends and cause and effect
• Use continuous improvement methods to improve acceptance criteria
• Collaborate with other cross-functional teams and stakeholders to establish a QA centre of excellence
Qualifications:
• 2+ years of experience in software testing, both automation and manual
• Post-secondary education in computer science, software programming or related discipline or equivalent experience
• Demonstrated experience in testing data for correctness, completeness and consistency
• Knowledge of test frameworks such as TestRail and Selenium and tools such as Cucumber and Gherkin
• Experience with the following will be considered a strong asset:
o Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
o Experience working in an Agile SCRUM development environment
o OPS experience
o Training, teaching and presentation savvy
o Experience with JIRA and Git
• Strong analytical problem diagnosis skills
• Ability to independently find, organize and present information clearly and concisely
• Demonstrated record of learning rapidly and mastering diverse techniques
• Tenacity, persistence, and an inquisitive mindset

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