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Quality Assurance Specialist

BMO Financial Group

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 1, 2022.


4100 Gordon Baker Road

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  • The Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for the development of test plans, test data 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.
  • 3+ years of experience in process, planning, organizing and implementing testing efforts.
  • 3+ years of experience in Manual and Automation testing.
  • Experience with Waterfall, Agile and Hybrid testing methodologies & DEVOPS methodologies an asset.
  • Extensive Experience with API call testing and auto-scripting. Experience in tools/methodologies such as Cucumber(Behavioural Driven Development (BDD) Approach) & REST Assured framework(automating API) using Eclipse – for API automation.
  • Experience in UI testing and use of the UFT tool for UI Automation testing.
  • Experience using HPALM.
  • Some understanding of Cloud and Cloud technologies an asset.
  • Experience in Personal Lending, Mortgages, Mortgage Products and Product Pricing.
  • Experience with providing identification and resolution of problems/issues
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong organizational, creativity and perseverance skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal skills.
  • Proven track record for building strong working relationships.

Ensures the quality of the products that technology delivers, working closely with all applications, common services/middleware, and infrastructure teams throughout the development/engineering lifecycle. Designs, develops, executes, and maintains test plans of infrastructure, common services/middleware, data, and applications in various environments. Records and documents testing results (including anomalies and issues) and compares them to expected results. Detects solution failures so that defects may be discovered and corrected. Generates historical analysis of test results and maintains a list/repository of defects. Reviews and interprets all documentation related to testing, including business requirements and functional and design specifications, to provide input to the project team on the planning of testing activities. Provides immediate response to production program problems.

  • Conducts independent analysis and assessment to resolve strategic issues.

  • Supports the execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Monitors and tracks performance, and addresses any issues.

  • Breaks down strategic problems, and analyses data and information to provide insights and recommendations.

  • Leads and implements core initiatives with complete test strategies.

  • Able to develop test automation suites, design frameworks, and define standards.

  • Oversees several test projects simultaneously and provides scheduling support to operations.

  • Ensures that systems and software are functionally appropriate, technically sound and well integrated.

  • Reviews, evaluates, and derives requirements for testability.

  • Designs, develops, executes, and maintains testing strategies and plans to ensure stability and efficiency, enabling a seamless customer experience.

  • Executes and verifies test cases as part of the overall functional testing of Information Technology products as well as reporting defects and test results to the stakeholders.

  • Recommends approaches to streamline and integrate technological processes and systems in the organization to improve overall efficiency and improve the bank.

  • Ensures the accuracy and consistency of test results through documentation processes. Follows BMO’s SDLC process.

  • Communicates the overall quality of a deliverable and ensures metrics are used to drive delivery and identify any areas of concern.

  • Participates in programs/projects across the enterprise.

  • Participates as an active stakeholder in every initiative, driving quality based on fact-based metrics.

  • Ensures development teams’ unit testing practices are in place and confirms core criteria met prior to integrated testing delivery.

  • Proactively provides improvement opportunities to the team to enhance the customer experience.

  • Drives the testing automation capabilities.

  • Identifies opportunities to strengthen the quality assurance capability, such as: sharing expertise to promote technical development, mentoring employees, building communities of practice and networks.

  • Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities & individual learning.

  • Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.

  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.

  • Works independently on a range of complex tasks, which may include unique situations.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.


  • Typically, 2-4 years of work experience in IT or business environment and/or B.S./B.A. in computer science, engineering, information systems, math or business.

  • Knowledge of the SDLC, testing concepts, methodologies, metrics, automated testing frameworks and BMO documentation standards.

  • Understanding of BMO applications and infrastructure components.

  • Problem solving skills including the ability to troubleshoot and identify problem areas throughout testing.

  • Collaborate well with others. Ability to translate technical concepts into easy to understand terms.

  • Able to analyze data and use testing metrics to highlight improvement opportunities.

  • Technical proficiency gained through education and/or business experience.

  • Verbal & written communication skills – In-depth.

  • Collaboration & team skills – In-depth.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills – In-depth.

  • Influence skills – In-depth.

  • Data driven decision making – In-depth.

We’re here to help

At BMO we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.