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Software test specialist


This is a Full-time position in Kitchener, ON posted January 14, 2020.

Software Test Specialist About the role We are looking for a confident, experienced Software Tester with a project or two behind them.

We value the ability to learn and adapt quickly over specific technical skills.

We are looking for someone who takes pride in the quality of their work.You will be responsible for day-to-day testing activities as integrated into a cross functional sprint team.

You will work with our products as they move from design and implementation through to release and production use by our customers.

Your primary goal will be to identify problems and risks, communicate this information effectively with appropriate stakeholders, and collaborate with the product and development teams to mitigate these risks.You are expected to achieve this through driving the test creation strategy and risk analysis efforts.

You will be successful, by implementing strategies that effectively identify high-risk to the product value and through the implementation of high quality communication with stakeholders.

The team We work as an integrated product development team.

Designers, developers, and testers work together with no silos or artificial barriers.

We work in one week iterative sprints and endeavour to ensure the team understands the why of any work they’re doing in addition to the what.

On Wednesdays the team is encouraged to work from where they feel most productive and meetings are disallowed.

We are also piloting a “4-hour Friday” work schedule.

We value our time and reject the notion that life should take a back seat to work.

Did you know we have an unlimited vacation policy?

Qualifications We are looking for people with the following traits:Strong time management skillsComfortable working within a diverse and diversely skilled teamDrive to build and share domain and subject knowledge through collaborationPassion for problem solving and collaborating with othersComfortable working closely with product management to identify high value / high risk functionalityClear and effective written and verbal communicationComfortability in a fast paced and rapidly changing environmentStrong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skillsIn this role you will work directly with data, APIs, and mobile/web clients across multiple services.Here are some more specific technical skills that will give you an edge:Demonstrated skill as an exploratory tester, underpinned by context driven test methodsExperience testing SaaS web and native mobile applicationsExperience with API testing and tools (Postman, Fiddler, etc.)Experience with scripting languages (we use JavaScript, Python, and Ruby in our automation)Knowledge of and the ability to discuss one or more of the following testing activities:Load and performance testingWeb, API, native mobile, or unit test automationSecurity and penetration testingAccessibilityUser experienceData integrityMicroservice testingExperience working in an Agile development processExperience with developing and debugging automated testsExperience with CI/CDWe recognize many of the skills we’ve developed over our careers are often transferable.

Creativity, enthusiasm, and drive are the keys to success and if you’re not sure you meet every qualification but you’re excited about the role and where we’re going, please send your CV to to the attention of Dave Shute.