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Reference # : 18-00418 Title : Test Automation Specialist (Intermediate)
Location : Kanata, ON
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : 5 Years Start Date / End Date : 01/14/2019 / 06/28/2019  
 Location  Ottawa, ON.
 Language  English Required
 Security Clearance   Enhanced / Secret Clearance Required 

Our client requires the services of an Intermediate Test Automation Specialist for a six (6) month contract to be based in Ottawa, ON.

This is an immediate start opening and requires a capable professional with demonstrable track-record of project delivery within the test automation domain.

The key responsibilities of the post will include the following tasks:
  • Takes responsibility for completeness and accuracy of automation test data entry and record keeping of tests completed
  • Assists with functional and technical test case and script design reviews
  • Creates automated test scripts for change requests and project changes based on functional or technical design documentation
  • Converts requirements and design documents or existing manual test scripts into a set of automated test cases and scripts, ensuring compliance with methodology
  • Performs end-to-end integrated automation testing of key business processes using available tools and applications, ensures fixes are tested and verified until requirements are met
  • Drives the efficient quality of applications through solid testing methods and improves effectiveness by identifying the right set of test cases and scenarios to automate and execute
  • Performs defect tracking and coordinates test automation related activities
  • Analyzes data and recommends improvements and compiles reports based on findings
  • Recommends adjustments to current test automation processes and procedures to ensure continuous improvements
  • Communicates test automation processes and associated test plans to appropriate parties
  • Works closely with different functional and technical groups to resolve issues, and ensure thorough automated testing that meets the scope of the approved test strategy and test automation approach
  • Participates in product readiness and release decisions and provides test sign-off documentation. 

Must Haves:
  • 1-3 years of delivering test automation in Agile software development projects (either regression or in-sprint) including integration of automation with DevOps (CI process)
  • 1-3 years of experience in automation framework design & development required (using Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, Python or C#) with a focus on reducing maintenance effort and dependency on an external test data solution
  • Minimum 2 years of hands-on experience any 3 of the following required: 
    • Selenium 
    • REST-assured 
    • TestNG 
    • Maven 
    • Node.JS 
    • SuperTest, Mocha, Jasmin – test automation framework 
    • SoapUI / LoadUI 
    • Karate web service automation framework 
  • Demonstrated experience with Continuous Integration, including one or more of the following build/deploy/version control tools: 
    • Jenkins 
    • Maven 
    • Git, Bitbucket (working with branches, merging and performing pull requests).

Professional Skills Requirements
  • Proven success in contributing to Agile software development teams and delivery test automation in-sprint 
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment 
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills 
  • Flexibility & Adaptability.

Nice to Have:
  • Familiarity with the following technologies/cloud environments/design patterns/test types: 
    • Apache Kafka 
    • Openshift, Docker, Kubernetes 
    • Microsoft Azure 
    • Actor model 
    • Apache Cassandra 
    • Jenkins CI 
    • Load/performance tools such as JMeter, LoadUI, Gatling, Grinder, LoadRunner 
    • Service virtualization experience.

Start Date: 14/01/2019

End Date: 28/06/2019

*Possibility of a contract extension following the initial six month period.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please provide a detailed resume with two references attached.

You can submit your details through the job application button, or email directly to for consideration.

Suitable applicants will be contacted asap for further discussion prior to submission.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.