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QA Lead -Automation Testing

Amyantek Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted July 14, 2017.


About This Role

The Lead will be required to provide expert advice, research, analysis and design of test plans, related strategies and test processes that are appropriate to the application, solution, project and/or business unit. As part of this role, you’ll be involved in moderate to highly complex projects.

Lead test planning, preparation and execution activities. Analyze, develop, debug, execute and maintain complex automated test cases. Be responsible for all project/ release testing (e.g. integration, business acceptance, performance, operability, deployment verification). Coordinate testing planning, support with partners (e.g. business, CIO group, Infrastructure). Lead documentation creation, review, sign-off (e.g. test strategies, plans, schedule, cost estimates, test cases, dashboards, defect logs, test phase closure reports, entry/exit criteria and gating). Apply risk analysis methodologies, tools that align with a project’s development approach. Prioritize testing tasks, ensure milestones, activities, tasks are completed as scheduled. May create and execute test case creation and execution to ensure team meets timelines. Ensure testing does not impact the production environment (e.g., file transmission scheduling), meets information security/privacy policies/guidelines. Chair daily defect status calls to ensure prompt, thorough documenting, tracking, testing. report on test planning, execution, defects to project team using standard test quality metrics. Lead relationships with project team, offshore teams, release teams, third-parties, clients. Build, maintain test environments. monitor, trouble shoot, triage, resolve issues. Co-ordinate code deployments, maintenance upgrades and project testing across numerous environments on various technology platforms. Follow established testing processes, in doing so, identify, assess, address, resolve and/or escalate, develop contingency plans as needed. Participate in audit reviews of test artifacts, ensure they meet standards and audit requirements, and are stored in the project site. Participate in gate reviews, testing activities and artifacts, ensure they adhere to gating criteria. Communicate, address scope changes that may impact testing (timeline, costs, risks). Promptly identify, notify, escalate, monitor issues, recommend solutions. Track financials. Identify, track resources needed to cover projects. Use tools to develop, maintain virtualized services, components, environments. Coach colleagues and act as a reference for the requirements management life cycle.

Job Requirements


Undergraduate Degree or Technical Certificate. 5-7 years relevant experience. Experience working independently in a senior/lead role on a diverse range of tasks. Expert professional knowledge of testing methodology, best practices and processes (including but not limited to automation, performance and data management methodologies). Proficiency in developing test plans and strategies and can lead test execution activities for projects of moderate to high complexity. Talent in testing risks within projects and recommending ways to mitigate them. 5+ years’ experience of hands on QA automation framework development using JAVA and Selenium. Experience leading automation team and implementing test automation in an Agile SCRUM development environment. Deep understanding & experience of automation development tool sets (e.g. Selenium, SOAPUI, TestNG, Maven) Experience writing automation tests in a BDD framework such as Cucumber. Thorough understanding of mainstream and emerging technology standards and advancements in software test automation. Experience with continuous integration and delivery/applying test automation in the development pipeline. Experience in working with SQL and Oracle Databases. Proficient in code review best practices. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Experience leading offshore teams a plus Proficiency in JIRA & Confluence a plus


Additional Information


Inspire a positive work environment and help champion quality, innovation, teamwork and service to the business. Learn voraciously, stretch your thinking, share your knowledge and educate others. Communicate and collaborate with both technical and non-technical professionals. Cultivate winning relationships by building trust with business and technology partners. Share our commitment to productivity, effectiveness and operational efficiency. Embrace change and witness amazing things happen – from the inside.

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): None


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