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Quality Assurance Lead

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Toronto
Contract

About the Opportunity

  • You will develop, establish, enhance and enforce all quality assurance measures and testing standards for existing and new applications, products, throughout their development lifecycles
  • Direct the analysis of formal test results in order to discover and report any defects, bugs, errors, configuration issues, and interoperability flaws
  • Direct the analysis of documentation and technical specifications for any new application under deployment or consideration to determine its intended functionality
  • Develop change control processes, practices, and guidelines for new and existing technologies
  • Determine the selection and appropriate usage of automated test tools and data collection tools
  • Develop and write test plans and scripts for tracking defects and fixes in product development, software application development, information systems, and operations systems
  • Ensure that software quality measures comply with regulatory standards, industry standards, and accepted best practices
  • Create methodologies and processes for the collection and analysis of data for ensuring software, systems, and product quality
  • Apply established metrics to determine the readiness, quality, and operability of software, systems, and products due for release to clients and/or within the enterprise
  • Create and communicate test plans and scripts that will determine optimal application performance according to specifications; revise as needed
  • Conduct internal audits to measure and assure adherence to established QA standards for software development, application integration, and information system performance, and corresponding documentation
  • Coordinate testing of new software to ensure integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and technical specifications
  • Communicate test progress, test results, and other relevant information to project stakeholders and executive management
  • Co-ordinate with all members of the quality assurance team, and ensure that aggressive deadlines are met
  • Cultivate and disseminate knowledge of quality assurance best practices

About You

  • Degree or diploma in software engineering or computer science
  • A Master's degree is highly desired but not required
  • 5+ years equivalent work experience as a QA Lead overseeing the design, development, and implementation of quality assurance standards for software testing
  • Any or all of the following certifications is desired but not required:
  • Certified Test Engineer (CSTE)
  • Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA)
  • Experience as a QA Lead managing major application integrations and/or major application product releases
  • Strong knowledge of system testing metrics, best practices and methodologies
  • Extensive QA experience with core software applications, including Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft 365, Oracle Service Cloud and/or Oracle Intelligence Advisor, PeopleSoft Enterprise applications, Legal Files
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and legislation
  • Proven data analysis, data verification, and problem-solving abilities as well as statistical reporting and analysis experience is required
  • Experience with SQL is required
  • Direct hands-on experience with ad hoc query programs, automated testing tools, and reporting software
  • Extensive practical knowledge in importing data for use in report software, spreadsheets, graphs, and flow charts
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as coaching, listening, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Superior attention to detail

How to Apply

Click the “Apply Now” button and follow the instructions to submit your resume. Please note that we only accept documents in MS Word or Rich Text formats. When referencing this job, quote #301502.

You must currently reside within the Greater Toronto Area and be permitted to work in Canada to be considered for this opportunity. A recruiter will be in touch with you if your profile meets our client’s requirements for this role.

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