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Junior QA Developer (contract term)

Toronto, Ontario  - Permanent

Job Description

The Junior Developer, QA provides software automated testing services to the Customer Solutions software development team for Online, Retail and Marketing applications. They will apply their knowledge of QA test methodologies and practices, testing tools and technologies to produce high-quality results.

Key Performance Metrics
•Completing all deliverables in scope on time
•Stability of automated test scripts
•Build and maintain relationships with related IT contacts
•Adherence to all department policies, standards, and guidelines

Key Accountabilities
•Create test approach documents, time estimation and test scenarios for assigned features
•Work with more senior team members to determine ROI for test case automation and help determine what should be automated
•Implement and maintain automated test scripts to ensure that features are adequately covered by automated tests
•Participate in peer automation code reviews, ensuring that we are adhering to departmental standards in our automated code
•Perform exploratory testing as required
•Interact with developers to ensure features meet expectations
•Consistently provide status reports detailing progress against objectives
•Report and evaluate defects and issues using a defect tracking system
•Highlight issues/risks to project lead or manager for resolution
•Ensure Software Quality Assurance Standards are being met throughout the product lifecycle, be an active participant in agile ceremonies
•Act as an advocate for the customer by placing them at the forefront of all decision-making and design processes
•Proactively identify and anticipate customer expectations and needs
•Embrace and seek out technology that creates high tech and high touch solutions for customers
•Challenge the status quo by consistently identifying areas for improvement, diagnosing issues and working to resolve them

•Collaborate with others to drive flexible and iterative solutions, quickly and easily
•Share technical knowledge with others and actively seek to learn from those more knowledgeable than yourself

Must Have Skills:

Work Experience / Education / Certifications
•Computer Science Degree, other related diploma or equivalent experience accompanied with formal computer training
•Experience coding in an object-oriented language, such as Java
•Experience using a version control system (Git)

Competencies / Skills / Attributes
•Excellent communication skills
•Knowledge of QA test methodologies and practices
•Ability and enthusiasm to learn new technologies
•Knowledge of software development life cycle and agile methodologies
•Experience in relational databases and data validation, browsers and Windows / Mac OS operating systems
•Self-starter who takes initiative and requires minimal supervision
•Detail-oriented, with a strong ability to focus and work in a fast-paced environment
•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Starting: ASAP
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