Test Software Engineer | Ottawa, ON, Canada

Company: Nesco Resource
Position: Test Software Engineer
Work Location - Ottawa, ON, Canada
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About the job

General Summary

With minimal supervision, the Test Engineer will work closely with Software Developers and other QA Specialists in small scrum teams to deliver the highest quality products in a timely and cost-effective manner.The test engineer is responsible for developing and executing comprehensive suites of automated test plans and test cases, maintaining and adding to existing automation framework, continued evaluation of test cases for inclusion in regression, automation for newly integrated features, developing, executing and analyzing the results for load and performance tests, and development of toolsets to augment QA and Development testing.

Essential Functions

  • Create, maintain, and execute automated test plans for Global software systems identifying test automation opportunities to be incorporated into the testing cycle
  • Enhance and extend the automation library and framework
  • Write specialized testing tools for use in testing our software platform
  • Build automated tests to validate application performance and functionality
  • Perform whitebox testing and increase code test coverage
  • Possess, maintain, and further develop a thorough understanding of quality assurance practices, automation techniques and tool creation Mentor QA Specialists and other staff members on quality assurance practices, automation techniques and basic load and performance tests
  • Participate in the product development lifecycle, from requirement analysis and design through testing and rollout to ensure that the product meets business needs, and that system and software requirements are verifiable and quantifiable
  • Participate in code reviews, inspections, and walkthroughs
  • Develop detailed test plans, specifications, test cases, and test data sets that validate functional, performance, and load test requirements, and update existing test procedures based on requirement changes and test analysis
  • Analyze test results, and identify, document, and report root causes for test failures by working with the development team and the defect tracking system
  • Provide feedback on a timely basis on project and testing status and any risks foreseen during project execution, as well as assess the confidence in all items tested
  • Support the development of User Acceptance Test Readiness plans, test procedures, and testing
  • Collect metrics and provide status reports on test engineering activities to line and project management
  • Make recommendations to improve product reliability, performance, quality assurance best practices and processes
  • Remain current on new technologies; introduce applicable technology in alignment with goals and for creative solutions
  • Guide change with a focus on optimal outcomes

Job Specifications

  • Typically Has The Following Skills Or Abilities
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, or other related Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Five years core experience in testing mid-sized to large enterprise applications, which should include experience in functional specification review, design specification review, and designing test processes/test cases
  • Understanding of software testing methodologies
  • Must have experience programming in one or more of the following, Java, C#, JavaScript and JQuery
  • Must be proficient working with SQL
  • Must have experience creating Microsoft or Nunit unit tests
  • Attention to detail and a strong desire for quality
  • Demonstrated experience with testing tools, (e.g. Test Director WinRunner, Quick Test Professional, Load Runner/Performance Center, jMeter), including recording and creating advanced scripts
  • Experience with use of a defect tracking utility
  • Familiarity with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Experience with and knowledge of QA processes, methodologies, and testing techniques, including negative tests, functional tests, White/Black box tests, automated and manual test processes, test case design, scripting and execution, regression testing, operational readiness tests, etc.Familiarity with issues involved in testing in multi-tier environments
  • Ability to estimate, commit to work deadlines and work in a disciplined software development environment
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, process, time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Meet/exceed organizations best practices, expectations, and standards

Identify and mitigate risk(s)

  • Demonstrated ability to guide others in regards to team self-management
  • Nesco Resource and affiliates (Lehigh G.I.T Inc, and Callos Resource, LLC) is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics with respect to employment opportunities.

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