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Q/A Tester 3 - 14854

Kelowna, BC
Our health industry client in Kelowna is in need of an Automation QA for a initial 12 month contract position

Do you thrive in a fast-paced, team-centric environment? Are you a detailed-oriented individual who loves working on solving problems using creative solutions? If you want to be in a space where your knowledge and experience are used to make collaborative decisions to improve the health outcomes for Canadians, then read on as this is the job for you!

Description
Our well-established QA team is looking for an easy going, energetic and experienced QA professional who has a solid understanding of QA practices and can act as a mentor to more junior members of the QA team while also actively contributing to deliverables on exciting projects in a fast-paced, agile, high-intensity and casual environment which values communication and contribution by all team members. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, responsible, flexible and highly adaptable.

Reporting to the Manager of Quality Assurance, the successful candidate will be involved in all software quality assurance activities for their assigned projects. The candidate is also expected to provide leadership, direction and guidance to other QA team members and participate in discussions regarding the design of new features as well as improvement of existing features, functional test design and planning.

Testing Duties:
• Assist with project / smoke / regression testing as required
• Own your areas of responsibility (be a self-starter, don't rely on others to direct you)
• Devise the best possible test strategy for your assigned project(s)
• Configure the test environment to achieve solid and reliable test coverage
• Execute test cases and work closely with QA, BA and development teams to resolve system and product issues
• Testing (functional, integration, unit, regression, data, etc.), defect tracking, reporting, resolution discussions and risk analysis

Required Education & SQA Experience:
• 8+ years of work experience in a fast-paced SQA environment
• Experience working in a medium sized development environment with rapidly changing priorities and aggressive timelines
• University degree or equivalent degree from a technical institute or college in the field of computer science, or equivalent work experience
• Demonstrated experience with software quality assurance principles and practices including test planning, test strategy, test matrix design
• Experience using performance measurement tools and load-testing tools
• Extensive experience in an agile or iterative software development environment
• Demonstrated ability to write queries in MySQL
• Knowledge of and experience with XML
• Strong knowledge of JIRA (issue tracking) and Zephyr (test case management) systems
• Experience using Zephyr to write full regression and integration tests
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google products


Abilities:
• Self-motivated and able to "hit the ground running" and utilize your extensive QA experience to learn new products quickly, test those products effectively and guide fellow team members working on the project
• Ability to make decisions with minimal direction and limited supervision
• Able to learn and adapt quickly and independently
• Capable of understanding complex features with limited specifications
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in an environment with rapidly changing responsibilities and requirements
• Able to prioritize workload (of self and others) with minimal direction while taking into consideration the priorities of the department and organization as a whole
• Strong verbal and written communications skills (not afraid to speak up)
• Capable of communicating effectively outside of QA for the purposes of gathering required information, communicating problems and achieving resolutions
• Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Comfortable working under pressure in a fast-paced environment

Other Desired Skills/Experience:
• Past experience with medical software or related experience working in the medical field
• Past experience working with the Med Access Medical Suite of applications
• Some knowledge of medical terminology / abbreviations / HL7 / FHIR
• Software Testing Certification by a recognized body, e.g., ISTQB, is an asset
• Experience creating user documentation
• Ability to assist in developing, running and maintaining automated tests and test environments using tools like Selenium, Python, Robot, IntelliJ
• Familiarity with Linux Environments
• Familiarity with Virtual Environment Software (VMware, VirtualBox)
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