Quality Assurance (QA) Test Lead

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Department: Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/17/2022

Location: Toronto, Ontario, CA

Reference No.: 2022-29E

Position Type: Full-Time

Quality Assurance (QA) Test Lead
Application Solutions
(Permanent Position)


At OPB, the health, safety and wellness of our employees, clients, vendors, and stakeholders is our top priority.  Recognizing the benefits of working from home and the collaborative teamwork experience in the office, we have commenced a gradual return to the workplace and are in the process of implementing a hybrid work model. Eligibility to participate in the hybrid work model will be assessed based on the requirements of the role. To learn more about our hiring protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our Careers site at https://www.opb.ca/about-opb/careers.


We are seeking a seasoned system and application testing professional to provide oversight and technical leadership to the internal IT and external vendor test teams in all aspects of system and application testing support activities, such as test environment management, developing and testing strategies/approaches, introducing and maintaining automated testing practices, organizing and controlling testing processes, developing Quality Assurance (QA) processes and procedures, ensuring all relevant testing documentations are accurate, complete, and maintained.  You will coordinate, plan, and manage testing support and protocols. You will facilitate conversations with stakeholders to ensure IT standards and business demands are effectively aligned.  Working closely within IT and IT related projects, you will support the coordinating, planning, controlling, tracking of testing support activities.  You will support a continuous improvement cycle by looking for ways to improve the quality and efficiency of our testing processes; developing and implementing automated testing, test management support tools, shift-left testing practices and agile testing approaches.  You will work closely with the Application Support Analysts (ASA) to provide technical expertise, and guidance in the implementation of best industry testing practices that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our current application testing environment.  You will assist the IT team with the planning, managing and executing system plans, by creating requisite scripting languages.  As a subject matter expert in systems and applications QA, you will collaborate with other business units, provide organization-wide governance and guidance as needed to assist business driven QA activities such as User Acceptance Testing (UAT), and Post Deployment Validation.


Key Qualifications


• Post-secondary education in information technology, computer sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• A minimum 4-5 years of practical experience in a systems/ application Quality Assurance (QA) role directly involved in the creation and execution of QA test plans.
• Knowledge of information technology hardware, software, and relevant methodologies for effective evaluation. Expertise in systems development methodologies, techniques, business management principles, information technology planning   principles and practices, industry trends and applications of information technology.
• Awareness and practical application of systems development methodologies, techniques, business management principles,information technology planning principles and practices, industry trends related to information technology.
• Detailed knowledge of requirements gathering practices, system integration testing (SIT), user acceptance testing; Strong knowledge of current software quality assurance best practices & methodologies.
• Experience with automated testing tools and creating repeatable, maintainable, automated test suites.
• Solid in-depth analytical skills to assess business requirements, identify the strengths and weaknesses of proposed solutions, and develop effective testing strategies.
• Possesses an excellent understanding of software development lifecycle and testing practices as applied in a Waterfall or Agile environment
• Proficient written and verbal communication skills needed to draft, develop, maintain and update comprehensive and complex strategies, processes, procedures and other technical documents and effectively liaise with varied internal and external audiences and/or stakeholders.
• Good time management and organizational skills and the ability to meet fixed deadlines.
• Ability to build and maintain strong client relationships to build trust and confidence with clients/stakeholders. A commitment to delivering excellence in client services.
• An avid learner who finds ways to keep apprised of new technologies and industry standards and has the acumen to evaluate its potential impact to the organization. A hands-on technical lead who demonstrates a willingness and ability to look into the technical details.
• Resilient, flexible, and adaptable to ambiguity; demonstrates a fluidity to their approach when encountering concurrent and   
  shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment.


Please submit your resume if you are interested in this exciting opportunity.
The competition will remain open until a successful candidate is selected or until the competition is closed.


This competition is open to all employees of OPB and has been advertised on LinkedIn.
OPB is committed to providing accommodation for people with disabilities in its recruitment process.
Please advise OPB if you require an accommodation, and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Candidates being considered for this position will be required to submit to a background screening.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Ontario Pension Board is an equal opportunity employer.