Test Lead - Senior

Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 04-10-2018
Major Responsibilities: 
• Own the QA processes and champion continuous improvement initiatives across projects and portfolios 
• Provide thought leadership on design, development, and execution of QA practice 
• Manage QA standards, process, guidelines metrics and reporting 
• Manage QA metrics/ KPI including release and operationalization criteria 
• Manage test environment needs, requirements and integration criteria for each domains 
• Ensure compliance of testing standards and processes throughout the software development lifecycle 
• Contribute to training activities related to quality and reliability 
• Contribute to transforming testing teams to high efficiency, automation centric testing teams 
• Manage/participate in Community of Practice for QA to promote established standards and identify gaps 
• Provide coaching and support for Testers 

Experience: 
• More than 10 years of QA experience in software industry in managing all aspects of QA practices within different software development methodologies 
• Technical leadership and people management experience 
• Proven experience understanding project and system requirements and functionality, to develop effective test strategies and approaches 
• Experience with test automation practice and tools 
• Experience with performance measurement tools such as Load Runner/Jmeter and Visual Studio Load Test 
• Experience with cloud test tools such as Chaos Monkey 
• Familiarity with Azure and Azure Test Automation Environment 
o Application Insights 
o PowerShell, and Azure CLI 
o Dev-Test for testing PaaS solutions and microservice solutions 
• Familiarity BOLT on Openshift (Asset) 
• Up-to-date on current technologies including web, multiple database platforms, virtual and cloud platforms, automation tools, web services, DevOps and configuration management 
• Knowledge and experience in implementation of various testing methodologies, working knowledge of Agile principals & practices is essential. 
• Experienced in non-functional testing including performance testing 
• Experience with various tools like Jira, Zephyr, SonarQube, etc. is a plus 

Certifications: 
• Academic : undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, collegiate diploma in computer science or equivalent experience (required) 
• Certifications : ITIL foundations (Asset), Agile or equivalent experience (Required) 

Additional: 
• Interpersonal skills, and proven to flourish working in a fast-paced environment 
• Ability to work effectively in a cross-disciplinary team, across multiple projects and multiple locations 
• Ability to promote & drive change 
• Broad IT knowledge and strong level of familiarity with a wide range of technologies and IT practices

Security Clearance: MUST hold a valid Reliability level federal government security clearance
Duration: 6 months plus possible extension
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