QA Systems Testing Analyst

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Requisition #:  J0913-1043

Position Title:  QA Systems Testing Analyst

Employment Type:  Full-time

Position Type:  Term, 2 years with the possibility of extension or of becoming regular

Location:  234 Wellington Street

City, Province:  Ottawa, Ontario

Country:  Canada

Job Category:  Information Technology

Number of Positions:  0

Date Posted:  September 30, 2013

Closing Date:  October 14, 2013

Salary Range:

(annual salary): The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $69,359 and $81,599* (job grade 16).
*Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher cash compensation to exceptional candidates.

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Job Summary

We are seeking individuals who possess strong interpersonal and team-building skills to join a team of dedicated and innovative professionals in ITS. You will take the lead in contributing to a quality-assurance centre of excellence.

Your contribution will be critical in maintaining client relations, meeting clients’ business needs, and assessing and improving a wide range of testing methodologies.

Central Responsibilities:

• plan, build and maintain test environments with useful test data
• develop test strategies, test plans, test cases and procedures to uncover bugs and improve the overall quality of the infrastructure and applications
• develop and maintain scripts and other assets that are used to support testing
• carry out test plans and procedures; verify and document test results
• manage the defect process, ensuring that defects are documented, tracked and reported to facilitate timely resolution
• produce and present testing-related reports and information, such as requirement-based coverage, defect age and trends
• analyze the impact of a change from a testing perspective, including time, cost and risk
• prepare testing estimates that incorporate all of the activities that are required to effectively test the system
• research, evaluate and recommend tools and services that support or improve testing
• collaborate with infrastructure and application support staff in resolving defects discovered during testing
• liaise with infrastructure and application support teams and user acceptance team on testing activities
• provide guidance and assistance to user acceptance testing
• participate in work planning and reporting related to system testing
• manage multiple work priorities and demands

Key Requirements:

• bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related discipline, with six years of relevant IT work experience


• an equivalent combination of education and experience

in addition:

• English or French essential
• strong written and verbal communication skills
• three or more years of experience in testing complex, mission-critical infrastructure and applications, using a formalized system-testing process and automated test tools
• three or more years of experience in developing test strategies and plans and producing test cases and scripts based on requirements documents or use cases
• experience testing web and/or commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications
• knowledge of and experience with quality-assurance methods and practices, with a minimum of three years of hands-on experience in system testing
• experience with Unix operating system (e.g., Sun Solaris), Linux and Windows
• experience with systems development life cycle, Rational Unified Process (RUP), Unified Modeling Language (UML) and use cases
• experience managing multiple and often conflicting tasks
• strong analytical skills: ability to systematically analyze information, define problems and draw logical conclusions
• conceptual thinking: ability to see the “big picture,” identify trends when analyzing information and use learned concepts when problem solving
• information seeking: ability to seek information by asking probing questions and by pressing for details or clarity
• adaptability and flexibility: ability to show flexibility and effectively respond and adapt to changes and new approaches
• teamwork and collaboration: ability to work effectively with others by sharing information or expertise, by seeking and valuing others’ insights, and by actively contributing to team efforts
• ability to teach and transfer skills to other members in the system testing team and to user acceptance testing personnel


• experience in developing and maintaining automated test scripts
• experience with testing tools such as Rational Quality Manager, Rational Functional Tester and/or Rational Performance Tester
• experience with relational databases
• knowledge of object-oriented design, J2EE integrated development environments, web architectures and XML
• IT Service Management certification (i.e., Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) foundation)
• familiarity with the Bank’s organization and technology


• Condition of employment: Candidate(s) must be eligible for reliability status.
• Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
• Relocation assistance may be provided, if required.
• Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
• The Bank of Canada benefits from the unique perspectives, attributes and talents of its diverse workforce. We offer flexibility to accommodate the needs of our employees and candidates. The Bank of Canada is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

If you are a qualified candidate, please submit a detailed resumι and a covering letter by 14 October 2013. We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.

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