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QA Lead - Automation Developer

Toronto, Ontario · Information Technology
About Us
QAC is the Leader in Quality Assurance. We are the trusted testing company for businesses, government departments and institutions. Over the last 26 years, we have successfully delivered 10,000+ mission-critical projects in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Within those sectors, QA Consultants has extensive testing experience and depth in an array of industries.

www.qaconsultants.com

Our Purpose
Life continues to evolve and the technology we all rely on daily hinges on impeccable software. QAC understands that safe, effective technology is your right - it is our right. It is with this understanding that we deliver on our purpose. We support our clients to ensure technology enables flawless productivity and harmony for a Better, Brighter and Safer world for all of us.

What’s in it for you?
  • Make a difference every day as you help our clients deliver innovation and technology in a better, brighter and safer way
  • Be part of a smart and dedicated team, disrupting quality assurance methodologies and creating something unique
  • Be involved in challenging and interesting work
  • Work from anywhere
  • Training & Development opportunities
  • Career path

We are growing faster than we expected and that’s humbling and exciting! So, for all those on board, we guarantee a rewarding journey – and we’re just getting started.

We have several projects with major North American companies. Currently, we are looking to bring on a QA Lead  who has specific experience within testing data systems. This person will primarily be involved in testing under data platforms and services for various lines of businesses in the banking sector

Key Responsibilities:
    • Responsible for leading technical test effort and coaching junior resources
    • Responsible for managing project test activities and aligning to internal Quality Engineering practices
    • Participate in design, architectural and solutioning activites to build and deploy an Automation Framework
    • Partner across IT and with assigned business lines to plan functional and nonfunctional testing activities
    • Effectively communicates and builds rapport with team members, stakeholders and business partners using a variety of techniques and collaboration from initiation to close
    • Resolves conflicts/issues and escalates others as appropriate 
    • Responsible for developing project/program test plans and strategies with a focus on optimized coverage for assigned programs/projects through the application lifecycle and managing end to end quality project activities
    • Responsible for maximizing automation for all project deliverables (functional/non-functional testing depending on role)
    • Responsible for following defined processes and tools and alignment with overall QE strategy and framework

Knowledge and Experience:

Required:
  • Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related (technical) degree/diploma
  • Hands on working knowledge in a data warehouse/data lake environment, familiarity with ETL concepts, Big Data experience will be an asset
  • Working knowledge in Linux/Unix operating systems
  • Advance level coding knowledge in test automation, Python and JAVA preferred
  • Experience in using and setting up jobs in Dev-Ops tool like Jenkins
  • Familiarity with RESTful services testing tools and techniques
  • 4+ years hands on experience with defining test strategy and  test approach for small and medium size projects in Agile and non-agile projects (For Non Functional test leads and managers focus in on performance and nonfunctional areas)
  • 4+ years experience in test case design at different levels (component/service, integration, end to end/user scenarios) or non-functional testing (depending on role)
  • Strong understanding of  testing frameworks & methodologies (Agile Management Framework & Iterative Waterfall) and best practices
  • Experience in a QA/test environment with a focus on technical, automated testing in a variety of environments (cloud, distributed or mainframe, business workflows and services/APIs, databases)

Preferred:
  • Experience reviewing artifacts including code reviews (application and test automation scripts)
  • Experience in non-functional testing test case creation (component/service, integration, end to end) spanning all performance test levels (load, stress, endurance, reliability, configuration, rollout) and results analysis
  • Experience in DevOps operations and test integration, processes and tools
  • Experience using source configuration tools (GIT, SVN, MKS, etc.)
  • Experience in a QA/test environment with a focus on technical/automated testing in a variety of environments (cloud, distributed and mainframe, business workflows and services/APIs, databases)
  • Experience as technical tester within agile teams
  • Experience working in a scrum/agile  or iterative waterfall development

Skills and Competencies:
  • Very good communication skills
  • Ability to focus and prioritize
  • Solve complex technical problems

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