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Reference # : 18-00423 Title : Test Automation Specialist (Senior)
Location : Ottawa, ON
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : 11 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 a Senior Test Automation Specialist for a nine (9) 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:
  • Facilitates communication with the team and with other groups to ensure that test automation designs (scripts, data, expected results, etc.) are clearly understood and all test automation requirements are met
  • Leads test automation efforts towards designing and implementing a maintainable automation test framework based on the standards and guidelines set forth by management and ensures Innovapost guidelines, strategies and procedures are followed
  • Implements, documents, and monitors best practices for test automation across the Scrum team(s)
  • Demonstrate technical leadership and act as a mentor for other test team members
  • Provides updates and status reports to the Test Lead/Test Manager and/or Project Manager as appropriate
  • Works closely with different functional and technical groups to resolve and prevent issues, ensure thorough automated testing from both a business and technical architecture perspective, and understands related support and production issues
  • Converts requirements and design documents into a set of automated test cases, scenarios and scripts, ensuring compliance with methodology
  • Analyzes data and recommends improvements and compiles reports based on findings
  • Creates test scripts for change requests and project changes based on functional or technical design documentation
  • Converts requirements and design documents into a set of test cases and scripts, ensuring compliance with methodology
  • Performs defect tracking and coordinates QA activities - Analyzes data, recommends improvements and compiles reports based on findings
  • Performs application specific and/or integrated end-to-end complex automated testing of key business processes using available tools and applications
  • Participates in product readiness and release decisions and provides test sign-off documentation
  • Performs all functional and non-functional testing. 

Must Haves:
  • 5 to 8 years of experience in automating business application and/or software tests
  • Strong experience in analyzing and understanding functional, technical and non-functional requirements in a variety of application environments
  • Experience in designing, creating, executing, and troubleshooting automated test cases, scripts and scenarios
  • Experience designing and implementing common test automation frameworks to maximize efficiency and minimize maintenance costs
  • Experience using and leveraging automated testing tools
  • Experience using telemetry tools/ dashboards
  • Agile Experience
  • Accessibility Testing
  • Good understanding of QA methodology – test plans, test cycles, and software release
  • Familiarity with DevOps tools and processes.
  • Selenium, SOAPUI or similar web and API test frameworks experience
  • Java, JavaScript experience.

Nice to Have:
  • Mendix or PaaS or 4GL experience
  • Openshift, Docker, Kubernetes
  • TeamCity, Jenkins, Git, Eclipse, Maven, IntelliJ, SonarQube, etc.
  • Mobile testing and load/performance tools such as Jmeter
  • Jira, Zephyr HP ALM/QTP or similar test management tool 
  • Continuous testing within CI/ CD construct.

Start Date: 14/01/2019

End Date: 13/10/2019

*Possibility of a contract extension following the initial 9 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.