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Software QA – Test Specialist

Location
Saanichton, BC
Details
Full Time
A month ago

Quester Tangent is seeking an experienced Software QA Test Specialist to perform a vital role in the development and quality of our software. As a software tester, you will be involved in all stages of the software product development lifecycle with emphasis on compliance and validation testing. You will create, execute and document automated and manual tests to ensure the software meets technical requirements, and perform testing at each stage to identify and resolve problems early in the design cycle.

This position will be adapted to meet the abilities of the successful applicant. An incumbent with significant training and experience will be given the challenges and responsibility to match their abilities. An intermediate level incumbent will receive the time and mentoring necessary to develop into the role.

Typical tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Working with Software Product Owners to establish test cases based on requirements
  • Centralized test coordination within the Software Engineering Group
  • Creation and update of Software Test Procedures (automated and manual) based on system and software requirements
  • Execution and reporting of software tests
  • Software test metrics collection and reporting
  • Ad Hoc and exploratory testing (can you break it?)
  • Coordinating with team members to ensure that software is designed for testability
  • Creating automated test scripts for functional, performance, and stress tests
  • Creating bug reports to provide feedback to the development team

All work is performed at the office. The ability to travel is not a requirement for this position, but travel opportunities may be available if the applicant shows interest and aptitude for working in the field.

The salary will vary depending on education level and years of experience. Quester Tangent offers a competitive benefits package, quarterly personal days, and flex-time hours.

Core Qualifications

  • Diploma or degree in Computer Science; or related experience
  • 2+ years QA experience in a formal software testing environment
  • Experience with Python and other scripting languages
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Familiarity with a Software Testing Standard
  • Technical competence in computers, networking, operating systems and web technology
  • Detail oriented

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with Test Automation and Metric Generation
  • Familiarity with IEEE SW standards (1558 applies to rail equipment)
  • Black –box testing methodologies
  • Familiarity with the software release process
  • Ability to work directly with electronics
  • JIRA

Category
Information Technology