Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, IFRS

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Reports to: Manager, Quality Assurance and Business Systems Analysis – Individual Life and Savings & Retirement
Department: IT 

The Opportunity:
We are looking for someone that is inspired and brings new ideas forward while rolling up their sleeves to help in every aspect of project delivery. If you are looking for an opportunity to bring your software testing expertise in both manual and automated testing while learning voraciously, stretching your thinking, sharing your knowledge, and embracing and influencing change, come join our team! Individual Life and S&R Systems Quality Assurance covers a specialized area dedicated to high-quality application and solution delivery for applications supporting the Individual Life and Savings & Retirement lines of business. Your activities will include planning, developing, coordinating and participating in the full suite of testing activities including functional, system integration, and end-to-end testing activities for core systems. 

What you’ll do:

  • Define and refine QA best practices to ensure quality deliverables at optimal costs
  • Provide QA thought leadership
  • Make recommendations on best practice and use of quality management and defect tracking software
  • Proactively put forward ideas that speak to project objectives (e.g. development, testing solutions, and tools)
  • Provide guidance to other junior/intermediate staff on various assignments
  • Assess testing requirements and identify appropriate resources, processes and tools for the project
  • Develop and maintain a Master Test Plan, overall Test Strategy for projects incorporating project risk, timelines and scope
  • Create, maintain and execute test plans, test cases, automation testing frameworks and performance benchmarking and testing standards using Agile and Waterfall software development processes
  • Perform automated and manual testing in mainframe/GUI based environment
  • Apply Risk Based Testing techniques to ensure the best use of testing resources and testing time
  • Lead appropriate checkpoint reviews


What you’ll need:

  • Eight (8) or more years of software testing experience
  • Sound knowledge of QA practices, tools, methodology and processes
  • Experience with Test Management tools such as Quality Center, ALM and MTM
  • Knowledge of web service testing tools such as SoapUI and Postman
  • Knowledge of API testing tools
  • Hands on experience testing mainframe/GUI based systems
  • Experience in Life Insurance and/or Savings & Retirement systems such as: Ingenium, Unitrax, iFast and FundServ
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, proactive, and collaborative
  • To be a team oriented bridge builder and improve strength of team via coaching and mentoring
  • Ability to inspire a positive work environment and help champion quality, innovation, teamwork and service to the business
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, College diploma or equivalent work experience
  • A passion for quality and technology and an understanding of how things fit together
  • Strong analytical problem solving skills mixed with a whole lot of common sense and practicality 
  • Team orientation and talent for interpersonal bridge building
  • Ability to think boldly, but act measuredly


Nice to Haves:

  • Hands on experience with UFT and Selenium or related automation test tools
  • Knowledge and Experience with Agile, Scrum, Kanban, and Continuous Integration
  • Have or working towards QA Certification
  • Exposure to PeopleSoft FMS application, PeopleSoft Finance Modules, and PeopleTools
  • General knowledge of International Financial reporting Standards (IFRS)


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