Senior Testing Specialist

Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 17-10-2018
  • MUST hold a valid Enhanced Reliability security clearance
  • 3-5 years experience in a similar testing role
  • Post secondary education or equivalent experience
  • Review requirements and design documents
  • Experience in developing comprehensive test strategy and test plans
  • Experience in developing  and documenting test cases, test scenarios and manual test scripts
  • Experience in using TFS for test management and reporting
  • Experience using different types of testing methodologies in different test environments
  • Ability to write and maintain testing documentation
  • Ability to perform validations across multiple systems
  • Familiar with data warehouse and reports testing
  • Experience using the COGNOS application
  • Familiar with the agile testing methodologies
  • Conducting software tests and attention to details is imperative
  • Assist developers in recreating issues/defects
  • Understanding of software release cycles and testing phases
  • Ensure entrance and exit criteria is established and accepted prior to test execution
  • Execute test plans, test cases, test scenarios and test scripts according to system test plan and project schedule
  • Document test results
  • Experience adapting to change quickly, multi-tasking and work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent investigative and analytical skills. Ability to translate broad, strategic intent into tactical plans and directions 
  • Collaborate with other solution testers within the programme to enhance and improve the testing process and tools and to maintain or improve the programme standards in this area; and
  • Excellent communication skills – oral and written.  Ability to communicate with both business and technical audiences
  • Ongoing interaction with business analyst team to acquire clarification of business requirements of new and /or existing functionality
  • Strong understanding of how technologies can enable business opportunities
  • Solid problem solving skills
  • Experience working on IT project(s) and in a team environment
  • Broad testing knowledge and practical experience of industry standards, tools and techniques
  • Experience with development methodologies
  • Execute Defect management, tracking and reporting in the appropriate tool and format. Assist in evolving the standards to track and report defects and problems
  • Ability to report testing progress using approved status reporting mechanisms, templates on a predetermined frequency.  Follow escalation plans to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Available to assist with UAT processes and deliverables
  • Experience with using a defect tracking system
  • Knowledge of all phases of the testing lifecycle
  • Familiarity working in an Agile software development life cycle team environment is an asset
  • Good team player, quick learner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in testing on COTS and Siebel CRM applications
  • Experience with IBM Infosphere
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