QA Test Analyst – Backend

Function:
Ensures that CREA services and applications meet   requirements as outlined in the requirements and specifications through the implementation of manual and automated test strategies across the CREA application portfolio.

Reports to:
Manager, Quality Assurance

Effective Date:
January 2022


Responsibilities:

  • Work within agile team to estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities
  • Participate in daily standups, planning, grooming, and retrospective meetings
  • Review acceptance criteria, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Create, maintain and execute comprehensive test strategies and test cases for our web applications and backend products
  • Identify, record, document, and track bugs
  • Provide effective communication regarding the status of application under test
  • Perform back end (DB) and data validity testing as required
  • Run, debug, analyze and maintain test automation suites
  • Perform integration, functional and regression tests on new applications and on existing applications as required
  • Pro-actively seeks continuous improvements in test coverage, execution, and automation
  • Learn new technology and consistently upgrade skills to meet the demands of projects.

Required Technical Skills:

  • 5+ years’ experience working in Software Quality Assurance field with hands-on skill in Agile methodologies
  • 5+ years working experience testing client/server web applications with focus on backend
  • Solid understanding and working experience in manual and automated testing of RESTful webservices using Postman or any other tools
  • Proven relational database knowledge and experience – able to understand, create and execute database SQL queries (from simple to complex)
  • Understanding of data warehouse/business intelligence concepts, and architectural components
  • Understanding of DB tools, automation tools and scripts
  • Experience in creating and executing test plans, test strategies, test cases/scripts
  • Working experience executing various types of tests (functional, UI, regression,
  • compatibility, performance, etc.) for web applications and mobile apps
  • Experience with automating testing for web applications and API using Selenium WebDriver, TestNG, Nunit, Junit, Maven, Rest-assured, and other tools/technologies
  • Able to understand programming languages (Java, C#, HTML, XML, SQL, JavaScript, .Net)
  • Experience with source control tools, preferably git and Azure DevOps – an asset

Required Soft Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills
  • Work independently and as part of a group
  • A commitment to quality and a thorough approach to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple deadlines and projects
  • Be a problem owner and solver with a logical and analytical approach to solving issues
  • Self-sufficient, highly motivated, resourceful individual
  • Proficient in French language – an asset

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Computer Science (or related field) or relevant experience
  • SQL certification – an asset
  • ISTQB, ITIL, or any other QA/Programming Certification – an asset

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

At CREA, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. Part of this commitment includes arranging accommodations to ensure an equitable opportunity to participate in the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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