Senior Software Tester
Professional Quality Assurance (PQA) - Edmonton, AB

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Founded in 1997, Professional Quality Assurance Ltd. (PQA) is a solutions provider for software quality assurance, content quality assurance and learning and content development. Services have been delivered to national and international clients for a variety of industry sectors including Healthcare, Gaming, Telecommunications, Financial, Academic and Government. In this emerging market, we have established a solid reputation with our clients and provide our employees with opportunities for new challenges and growth. If you enjoy working as a part of a team to provide our clients with innovative solutions, then PQA may be looking for you.

REFERENCE NUMBER: SST20130116
JOB TITLE: SENIOR SOFTWARE TESTER
LOCATION: EDMONTON, AB

Description
As a Senior Software Tester at PQA Ltd., you will be involved in many phases of the software lifecycle; working closely with the development team from concept to completion. As part of our team, you will be working on leading edge software development projects to provide our clients with innovative solutions.

Responsibilities

  • Work with customers on low to high complexity projects performing the following activities:
  • Development of test and data strategies by adhering to PQA and customer quality procedures
  • Participation in quality assurance reviews of functional specifications and design documents
  • Assessment of requirements for testability
  • Analyzing of testing metrics, allowing for solution-focused suggestions and new testing approaches
  • Evaluation of test results to determine compliance with test plans, established business processes and business requirements, as outlined by the customer
  • Leading customer discussions as part of the defect triage process
  • Leading customer discussions regarding the prioritization of testing activities
  • Participation in customer discussions regarding project status
  • Coach, review, mentor and train 2 – 3 more junior resources in work performed
  • Assist in managing work assignments of 2 – 3 more junior resources
  • Provide support to the sales team by aiding in the definition of customer-specific solutions for use in proposals, statements of work and so on

Competencies

  • Post-Secondary Education in a related discipline
  • A professional certification in software testing
  • 4 – 8 years of progressive experience as a Software Tester
  • Experience in manual functional testing, as well as 1 – 2 other specializations (automation, performance and so on)
  • Experience on low to high size / complexity testing projects:
  • Working directly with customers
  • Reviewing functional specifications and design documents
  • Preparing test strategies
  • Analyzing test metrics and evaluating test results
  • Using open source and commercial test management tolls
  • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle, as well as software testing fundamentals and best practices
  • Excellent data analysis and data verification abilities
  • A passion for quality assurance and testing
  • Inquisitive nature with a strong desire to understand the details of how things work
  • Detail oriented while working in a versatile environment
  • Flexible and self-motivated, with the ability to receive constructive feedback from all levels
  • Ability to multi-task (prioritize and execute) and work well under pressure to meet deadlines)
  • Superior analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills, with the ability to fully analyze problems and propose practical solutions
  • Excellent collaboration, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent ability to navigate and work through challenges with a positive attitude
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as in a diverse team-oriented environment
  • Desire, interest and willingness to invest in learning new testing techniques and methods

Compensation
As a full time employee at PQA, you will receive a Group Benefit Plan, including health and dental coverage, competitive salary, and a group RRSP plan. The successful candidate may be required to provide a Criminal Record Check.


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Founded in 1997, Professional Quality Assurance Ltd. (PQA) is a solutions provider for software quality assurance, content quality assurance...