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Systems Testing/QA Specialist - Senior

Toronto, ON


  • Provides advice on the testing strategy, test plans, the selection of testing tools, and the identification of resources required for testing. Plans and organizes testing efforts for large systems in Graphical User Interface (GUI) and non-Graphical User Interface (GUI) environments, including the execution of systems integration tests, specialized tests, and user acceptance testing (e.g., stress tests).
  • The Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for the development of test plans, test scripts and test cases and executing these against the various components. The tester will work with the testing lead and IT lead of each project as well as the project team members in the analysis, design, development, implementation and ongoing support of the required systems.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent;
  • Experience in planning, organizing and implementing testing efforts at the specified experience level;
  • Knowledge of structured methodologies for the development, design, implementation and maintenance of applications;
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools and data query tools to aid in the development of test cases;
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of automated test tools and version control systems on one or more platforms;
  • Experience executing functional tests, non-functional tests and systems level integration tests;
  • Experience supporting user acceptance testing and participating in UAT activities;
  • Experience with quality assurance principles, practices, tools and structured methodologies;
  • Experience creating testing strategy documentation, test plans, test cases and test data for various types and phases of testing, including technical and business functional validation;
  • Experience in quality assurance and testing, including unit testing, integration testing, load testing, performance testing, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience in all phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle;
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; organizational, creativity and perseverance skills; verbal and written communication skills; and interpersonal skills;
  • A team player with a track record for meeting deadlines;
  • Knowledge of one or more automated testing tools.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and written and verbal communication skills.
Must haves:
  • Hands-on experience with Java development;
  • Proven experience in leading and executing testing related activities and data reconciliation activities for large complex business-critical business systems;
  • Experience in developing test plans, test cases, test scripts and expected test results for complex business systems;
  • Experience testing custom implementations and COTS implementations, which include IBM J-Rules Engine;
  • Experience with web-based 3-tier software platforms.

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