Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst

Summary

The QA Analyst tests ACD Systems software for the Microsoft Windows and Mac platforms. Responsibilities also include testing web technologies, websites, web applications, client-server systems, eCommerce and other platforms.

Through collaboration with other members of the QA and Engineering team, the QA Analyst contributes to, or is responsible for, the creation of a test plan, test strategy, and test cases, which meet the needs of the high-quality standards set at ACD Systems.

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Expertise – demonstrable depth of knowledge and skill in Quality Assurance/Software testing.
  • Initiative – the ability to identify what needs to be done and do it before being asked or before the situation requires it.
  • Innovation – the ability to foster, sponsor, or support the introduction of new and improved methods, procedures, or technologies.
  • Teamwork – the ability to foster interest, skill, and success in getting groups to work well together.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Define, document, develop, and execute black-box testing. Includes the development and execution of test plans, test strategies, and test cases.
  • Test by comparing operation to documentation.
  • Identify, analyze, and document defects, questionable functions, and inconsistencies in software.
  • Recommend modifications, and additions to features.
  • Work with Engineering to establish and verify benchmarks for program efficiency in operating and response times.
  • Review hardware, operating systems, networking environments, and competitor software.
  • Identify and build applicable hardware and test environments.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Must understand black-box testing methodologies.
  • Technical knowledge of PC & Mac, networking and operating systems.
  • Technical knowledge of web technologies.
  • Have strong test-strategy development skills, including creation of test cases, with or without a specification document.
  • Experience with testing tools, and when their use is beneficial.
  • Organizational skills with an ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Effective problem-solving, analytical and investigative skills.
  • Technical knowledge of digital imaging software as well as hardware products (desirable).
  • An understanding of white-box testing methodologies (desirable).
  • Experience working in an agile engineering environment (desirable).
  • Careful attention to detail!

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma or Degree in Computer Science; or related experience.
  • 2+ years of QA experience in a formal testing environment.

How to Apply

Thank you to all who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please forward your resume to hr@acdsystems.com, with ‘Quality Assurance Analyst’ as the Subject Line.

Location

203 – 1662 McKenzie Ave, Victoria, BC