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Senior QA Automation Engineer in Montreal at Pivotal Payments

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Synopsis 

The Senior QA Automation Engineer will help to continuously improve the quality, reliability and end-user experience of various solutions delivered by our development team. Also, the Senior QA Automation Engineer will help efficiently deliver high-quality solutions to end users through the use of modern quality methodologies and test automation technologies combined with a streamlined release process. The individual must be forward-thinking and share in a common vision of quality, integrity and efficiency.


Main Duties / Responsibilities

  • Take a proactive role in enabling the continuous improvement of the quality and reliability of solutions delivered by the development team.
  • Liaise with internal teams (e.g. developers, Scrum masters, product owners and business stakeholders) to identify system requirements.
  • Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback.
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases. 
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities.
  • Design, develop and execute test automation scripts using Visual Studio Team Services and related tools.
  • Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs including bug triage.
  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved.
  • Actively participate in the release process.
  • Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs. 
  • Investigate the causes of software quality and reliability issues and work together with architects and developers to help address them in the long term. 
  • Design and monitor quality assurance metrics, like defect densities, open defect counts and test coverage.
  • Build QA reports and KPIs for visibility on health and quality of the products.  
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies. 
  • Help define, document and evolve quality assurance processes and practices.
Thank you for your consideration.

Job Requirements

Functional Proficiencies

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject.
  • Proven work experience in Software Development.
  • Proven work experience in Software Quality Assurance. 
  • Strong knowledge of Software QA methodologies, tools and processes.
  • Experience with .NET, SQL Server and the Microsoft development stack.
  • Experience with integrated project management, build, release and documentation tools (e.g. Visual Studio Team Services, JIRA, TeamCity).
  • Experience with automated Web UI testing (e.g. Selenium, Coded UI Test, Katalon, TestComplete).
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases.
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process.
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is an asset.
  • Experience in a DevOps environment is an asset.


 Working Language

  • English (written and spoken) is the language used 99% of the time, as work colleagues and clientele are both geographically dispersed within and outside of Quebec.
  • Internal communications between colleagues occur in English or in French, depending on the parties involved. Strategic suppliers are located outside of Quebec.
  • A basic knowledge of French is required for any position located within Quebec. English is required for this position, as it could report to someone outside of Quebec, and requires frequent out of province communications.