Job Description :
Systems Testing/QA Specialist - Level 1 Toronto, ON Contract Must-haves: Previous experience with Business Analysis Demonstrated QA Testing experience in an agile environment Nice to Have: Public Sector experience Responsibilities Provides advice on the testing strategy, test plans, the selection of testing tools, and the identification of resources required for testing. Plans and organizes testing efforts for large systems in Graphical User Interface (GUI) and non-Graphical User Interface (GUI) environments, including the execution of systems integration tests, specialized tests, and user acceptance testing (e.g., stress tests The Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for the development of test plans, test scripts and test cases and executing these against the various components. The tester will work with the testing lead and IT lead of each project as well as the project team members in the analysis, design, development, implementation and ongoing support of the required systems. Responsibilities/Assignment Deliverables: Knowledge of Agile SCRUM preferred. Thorough understanding of SDLC, specifically automated QA processes in agile development environments Building test infrastructures using containerization technologies such as Docker and working within continuous delivery / continuous release pipeline processes Participate in business requirement review and walk through meetings; Collaborate with the Ministry to develop a Test Strategy and Plan for the pilot implementation Functional testing; Application integration (links, connections, security transactions between functions and main modules); System testing (end-to-end testing); Regression testing; User Acceptance testing; test cases and test data using LRC standard Rational Quality Manager toolset: Execute UAT test cases and document the results Record application defects reported in the Cluster's defect reporting tool Azure Coordinate and facilitate regular defect review meeting with stakeholders Provide defect status reports throughout the testing cycles Participate in regular project team meeting and provide status and update as required; Provide weekly report confirming status of assigned tasks Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and deliver within extremely tight deadlines; and Knowledge of emerging IT trends and technologies Conduct Gap Analysis by analyzing existing business processes to evaluate current capabilities and identify improvement opportunities. Quickly understand the business issues and data challenges of the ministry Meet with and interact with variety of internal and external stakeholders to obtain a greater understanding of the business needs Lead and/or execute portions of the subsequent detailed analysis work as informed by the initial analysis and planning activities Conduct thorough research and business analysis to clearly present options and provide recommendations and common strategies for the business lines. Skills Experience and Skill Set Requirements The selected Testing/QA Specialist will be expected to ensure that the proposed Test Strategy / Test plans include the following correction procedure. 1. Prioritize problems based on severity level definitions; 2. Identify problems, isolate them and document as defect; 3. Regression test for resolved defects