Test Strategist

About Sortable

Sortable is fixing the broken ad-tech industry and simplifying operations for publishers worldwide. Our mission is to change the future of online advertising for publishers—and we need you to get there. We help publishers and revenue operations team optimize yield. By providing the right data, we empower publishers to make better decisions about monetization, content, and audience acquisition. Fast-growing and privately funded, we’re proud to be a tech company with deep roots in Waterloo Region, Canada.

What you’ll do

Sortable is looking for a self-starting Test Strategist who can achieve results in an Agile development environment. You will be the communicator, the evangelist, the champion for testing and QA at Sortable. You will work with our Scrum development teams and technical product managers to assess our development work and identify key areas where our testing efforts should be focused. Our goals are to develop a test culture, increase developers’ velocity by cutting the time required to write tests, and improving the quality of our product. You will:

  • Advocate for testing and quality practices during sprints, stand ups, backlog grooming, and other meetings

  • Identify high-risk areas in our projects and features and work with developers to address

  • Build tests to ensure we are always improving product performance

  • Build frameworks to enable automation, continuous integrations, and continuous delivery

  • Create robust, maintainable automation suites to monitor the quality of our products

  • Collaborate to create specific acceptance criteria that will drive the teams’ sprint efforts

Requirements/what it takes

This role isn’t for everyone, and that’s ok! We want you to be comfortable with your application, so we’re going to outline some requirements we’ll have to see in successful candidates.

  • 5+ years of experience software testing in a team setting

  • Experience with automated testing tools

  • Experience contributing to testing/QA strategy and methodology

  • Knowledge of web applications and their supporting infrastructure

  • Experience testing in a Linux development environment

Bonus points and nice to have qualities

So, you’ve met the requirements above. Here’s how your application will stand out. Make sure to highlight some of the following to stand out from the rest.

  • Experience testing in Agile

  • Leadership experience

  • Passion for test leadership

  • History of taking ownership and driving product quality

What do we offer you?

You’ll have the opportunity to make things happen at Sortable. We’re proud to be recognized with accolades for our company growth (Deloitte Fast50/Fast500, PROFIT 500) and workplace culture (Digiday WorkLife, Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers). Not bad for a company that started as four engineers in 2011.

Our competitive advantage? Our people.

Your growth: At Sortable, we value autonomy, taking ownership of your role, and continuous learning. Your growth here is important and we’ll invest in your success with training, feedback, and development.

Our culture: We’re fiercely obsessed with our culture. It’s protected, guided, and influenced by people like you who value transparency, collaboration, and diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe that our workplace should reflect the world we want to live in and work hard to make it a reality.

How to succeed at Sortable: The underlying foundation of who we are and how we behave is built on a team of individuals who make others feel safe to exchange feedback, respect differences, and take calculated risks. Productive. Curious. Smart. Nice. Selfless. Think you’d be a perfect fit? We’d love to hear from you.

Perks and the nice stuff!

We make sure you’re able to come in and do amazing work. In addition to unlimited snacks (a nod to our startup beginnings), you’ll get perks and benefits to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance:  

-   Comprehensive health benefits for you and your family

-   Catered lunches and a stocked fridge to keep you full and focused

-   Equity in Sortable so you have stake in the company and decisions

-   Life @ Sortable initiatives like volunteer hours, learning credits, and fitness credits to invest in your well-being

Plus all the fun stuff that our staff dream up, like Cocktail Fridays, solar eclipse viewing parties, beach dress up days, fitness challenges, talent shows, team sports and clubs. Because we create our best ideas when we’re inspired, comfortable, and engaged in the work we do and the people we see every day.  

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At Sortable, we're dedicated to ensuring equal employment opportunities. If you require accommodation in the recruitment process, please email accessibility@sortable.com. All inquiries will be held in confidence.