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QA Specialist - 04110

Toronto, Ontario


  • Collaborates with product managers, product owners, and technical team to develop test strategies and test plans

  • Strong understanding of manual testing practices to support developing manual test scripts, test cases and/or test scenarios

  • Assist with planning and creating test data as it relates to each test phase

  • Executes quality assurance and testing activities for various types of testing such as integration testing, functional testing, regression testing, unit testing, load testing, performance testing and accessibility testing

  • Plans and organizes testing efforts in both front-end and back-end application components/environments 

  • Communicate test results regularly through reports that summarize test completion and defects found

  • Help with the implementation of the project technical testing strategy and methodology. This includes testing of integration points and interfaces and non-functional requirements (e.g. fail-over, component response times, data integrity, security)

  • Evaluate test results against acceptance criteria to determine successful completion of the sprint increment

  • Defines and measures acceptance criteria for test cases

  • Record all defects/issues in the Cluster’s defect reporting tool (Jira), including detailed descriptions, screenshots, and steps to re-produce

  • Participate in elicitation and business requirement workshop sessions, sprint reviews and/or walkthrough meetings

  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the agile / iterative solution development lifecycle

  • Conducts post-release / post-implementation testing

  • Supports clients with user acceptance testing (UAT) activities

  • Creates traceability matrix to ensure testing outcomes align with business requirements

  • Coordinate and facilitate regular defect review meetings with Business Analysts and Business stakeholders

  • Provide testing and defect status updates in daily scrum stand-ups, team meetings as required

  • Provide weekly report confirming status of assigned tasks


Knowledge Transfer Requirements:

  • Knowledge transfer is expected to occur throughout the duration of the assignment through regular meetings, touchpoints, and working sessions with staff

  • All design, development, artefacts, and source code, including all relevant and complete documents must be transferred to the ministry in the designated repositories provided

  •  Dedicated knowledge transfer sessions will be scheduled to ensure completeness of knowledge transfer and all documentation is shared, and allow staff to ask clarification and/or follow up questions

Experience and Skill Set Requirements:

  • Experience in quality assurance at the specified experience level 

  • Experience in testing Commercial off the Shelf Software (COTS/SaaS solutions), preferably Oracle Siebel Public Sector

  • Working knowledge of SharePoint, .NET Web, Web Services, HTML, JavaScript, Java, Perl and related scripting technologies for automation 

  • Knowledge and experience in the use of test tools and methodologies (Waterfall/Agile/Iterative)  

  • Knowledge and experience in all phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle 

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; organizational, creativity and perseverance skills, verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. 

  • Product cycle (functional & non-functional) testing experience 

  • Test case & Test Scenario design and review experience (from business requirements) 

  • Test case development experience 

  • Experience in defect tracking 

  • Test scenarios (use-cases) design and review 

  • Experience in writing manual/automated test scripts

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