Senior QA Analyst (Automation) – Toronto

As a Senior QA Analyst, you will conduct various activities and employ a variety of methods throughout the software lifecycle to validate and verify that software systems match the test basis, meet business and technical requirements, functions as expected, and are superior in quality. This includes planning activities, such as defining test conditions, procedures, and test cases, executing test procedures and test cases (either manually or through automation), documenting any software bugs found, and ensuring that bugs are resolved by software engineers in a timely fashion.

This position is located in our Toronto, Ontario Canada offices.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform various types of testing including black box, white box, integration, functional, systems, sanity, smoke, regression, acceptance, stress, load, performance, usability, installation, recovery, security, compatibility, and more on software systems
  • Analyze the test basis for test conditions
  • Conduct verbal discussions with stakeholders, analyze programming source code, and utilize any other methods necessary to find additional test conditions
  • Prioritize test conditions to ensure that those having the highest impact on the system are tested first
  • Create and modify written test procedures, test cases, test logs, and other test-related documentation using approved software tools
  • Manually execute test procedures and cases
  • Automate test procedures and cases using approved software tools
  • Design and execute SQL statements for database manipulation and querying
  • Communicate results of software testing efforts to management through the creation of test summaries and logs
  • Install and configure software and test environments in preparation for test execution
  • Creating and applying templates to test documentation to provide a consistent look and feel
  • Learn and understand the technical details of all relevant products and having hands-on familiarity of the system as required
  • Work with management to define and establish processes, templates, and standards related to software testing and to continually improve the quality of the process
  • Raise concerns regarding quality to management and team members
  • Editing of images (scaling, cropping, editing, capturing screens, etc.) for inclusion in test documentation or for use as test data in automation tools
  • Administer a log of software bugs found and ensure they are resolved by software engineers
  • Any other tasks required by management

Skills Required:

  • Excellent English writing skills is essential to creating useful and consistent test documentation that can  be utilized by others
  • Proficient English verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with at least one bug-tracking tool such as Team Foundation Server, JIRA, etc.
  • Experience working with at least one automated test suite such as TestComplete, QTP, Selenium, etc.
  • Ability to quickly and independently learn about new technologies, business and technical terms and concepts is essential
  • Ability to perform software testing activities on a wide variety of complex software applications and systems, platforms and devices that utilize various technologies
  • Reading (not writing) programming code in various programming languages is essential to white/clear box testing
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple departments and teams, demonstrating high-quality interpersonal skills, including good listening skills, respectful treatment of others, and professional behavior
  • Ability to work as part of a team and also individually with a self-starter (“can do”) attitude
  • Comfortable speaking and interacting with technical and non-technical people
  • Excellent research, analytical, and organization skills with an exceptional eye for detail
  • Ability to perform testing activities according to set priorities and delivery time lines
  • Ability to take constructive criticism
  • Ability to perform testing activities for multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience with web applications and multiple web browsers (such as IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.), Microsoft .NET, VB and/or C# or Java, HTML, Microsoft Visual Studio, SQL Server, and JavaScript is essential
  • A minimum of two (2) years of demonstrated prior work experience conducting the primary responsibilities outlined in this job description
  • ISTQB or equivalent certification at the foundation level or higher is required
  • Diploma or degree in Computer Science or Engineering or Software Testing is an asset
  • French is an asset
  • Familiarity with Agile as it relates to software testing is an asset

Send Resume and Cover Letter to recruiting@cleverdevices.com