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QA Automation Analyst
Job Category Quality Assurance
Job Location Victoria, BC
Last Updated 26/10/18 1:45 PM
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QA Automation Analyst

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Sierra Systems in Victoria is seeking a motivated and experienced QA Automation Analyst. If you are passionate about technology, client interaction, and all the challenges that go with being a consultant, you will want to be a part of our team. Our people have the skills and business savvy to provide exceptional consulting services to clients, helping them gain the optimum benefit from our solutions.  We recruit professional results-oriented team players who have true vision and creativity. Our talented consultants are passionate about what they do and excited to delight our customers with their knowledge and capabilities.

As a QA Automation Analyst with Sierra Systems in the Victoria location, you will work with our developers on building and running automated tests against a wide range of applications, including desktop, web, mobile and API testing.  

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Create test strategies and test plans tailored to the needs of the project or product.
  • Create test cases based on requirements and user stories.
  • Execute tests against a wide range of applications and application types.
  • Identify and communicate defects and bugs to developers and other team members.
  • Work with the team to update and evolve the test suite to meet evolving application requirements.
  • Isolate, replicate and report defects and verify defect fixes.
  • Keep up to date with the latest testing trends, tools and approaches.

Professional Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree or Diploma in Computer Science or a related field.
  • 3-5 years development or QA experience.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in QA automation.
  • Sound knowledge of testing and development methodologies and practices, version control practices and defect management practices.
  • Experience with automated test tools, including Selenium, Cucumber.
  • Ability to create clear reports on results and findings.
  • Ability to translate business specifications and user stories into test plans and tests cases.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (verbal and written) with the ability to recommend changes to others.
  • Ability to focus on deadlines and deliverables, while identifying defects and bugs.
  • Ability to be creative when testing, thinking outside normal test cases.
  • Ability to logically and analytically troubleshoot software and to discuss issues with various stakeholders.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to quality.
  • Work is on site in Victoria and therefore preference will be given to local candidates.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of bug tracking software (preferably JIRA) is an asset.
  • Experience with Java, .Net, Python or R is an asset.
  • Experience with API tools such as Postman, Curl, etc. also an asset.

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Who we are

Sierra Systems transforms forward-thinking organizations through award-winning and innovative solutions. Our teams have over 50 years of success and have a reputation for maximizing our client’s IT investment through the use of cutting-edge solutions that consider people, process, and technology. From consulting to implementation and managed services, our goal is to maximize your investment and provide a quality end to end experience that modernizes and improves your business.

With 800 talented professionals and 9 offices across Canada, we’re able to offer an unrivaled breadth of services and depth of capability with a presence local to you. Our commitment to our clients’ needs enables us to build long-term, trusting and loyal relationships. The confidence our clients bestow upon us allows us to set ambitious project objectives and meet them time and time again with unparalleled agility, speed, and precision.

What to expect

Sierra Systems is committed to a working environment that fosters professional and personal progression, communication, and collaboration. We offer opportunities for personal growth and professional development at every career level.

We are also committed to fostering and maintaining an inclusive environment for everyone. We work hard to build teams composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, skills and experiences. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective provincial human rights codes throughout the recruitment and selection process. All information received relating to accommodation will be addressed in a confidential manner.

We are regularly recognized as a Top Employer, in part due to the compensation and benefits packages we offer which are just one of the many great reasons to join Sierra Systems.

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