QA Engineer

QA Specialist

Do you have a sleuthing ability to find software bugs and a passion for helping to deliver great software solutions?  Then this just might be the role for you!  We are looking for an experienced QA specialist to join our amazing team at VerticalScope.  The responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to; 
  • Reviewing quality specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback to the development and operational teams
  • Creating detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Estimating, prioritizing, planning and coordinating quality testing activities

Role summary:

We are looking for a Quality Assurance (QA) specialist to develop and execute exploratory and automated tests to ensure product quality.

QA specialist responsibilities include designing and implementing tests, debugging and defining corrective actions. You will also review system requirements and track quality assurance metrics (e.g. defect densities and open defect counts.)

The QA technician role plays an important part in our company’s agile product development process. Our ideal candidate will be responsible for conducting tests before product launches to ensure software runs smoothly, meets business needs and delivers consumer value. If you hold a technology background, experience in QA and enjoy providing end-to-end solutions to software quality problems, we’d like to meet you.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • 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 automation scripts using open source tools
  • Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs
  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved
  • Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs
  • Liaise with internal teams (e.g. developers and product managers) to identify system requirements
  • Monitor debugging process results
  • Investigate the causes of non-conforming software and train users to implement solutions
  • Track quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies
Candidate Requirements:

  • Proven work experience in software quality assurance
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools 
  • Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject an asset

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