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QA Specialist - Desktop

Avenza Systems

Avenza Systems

Quality Assurance
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023

About Us:

Avenza Systems is changing the way maps are made, distributed and consumed. Our products include industry-standard geospatial mapping software plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud, a mobile app with digital map reader and mapping tools for offline use, and an online marketplace for digital maps which serves as a distribution channel for publishers and an authoritative map repository for app users.

We are passionate about our work and products and take pride in creating software used by thousands of GIS professionals and millions of users all over the world. We value communication and collaboration and practice agile software development methods, always striving to improve as a team, and as a company.

About the Role:

The Quality Assurance Specialist (Desktop) is responsible for assuring high quality deliverables to meet our customer’s needs by creating and maintaining test cases and executing on test plans in new feature development and regression test phases.

You Will:

  • Create and manage test cases, define and execute acceptance / functional test plans
  • Participate in design and proactively contribute to products' features development
  • Catalogue, track and verify issues submitted via customers’ reports
  • Assist programming staff in tracking and maintaining current development issues
  • Investigate customer complaints and non-conformance issues

You Have:

  • Good understanding of general geography, GIS and mapping science foundations of geodesy and related concepts and terminology
  • Applied knowledge of Avenza’s desktop applications and Adobe’s Creative Suite
  • Applied knowledge of a variety of GIS applications such as ESRI ArcGIS, GlobalMapper, FME Form, AutoCAD, MicroStation, etc.
  • Good understanding of QA processes and keen interest in pursuing QA career
  • Genuine interest in troubleshooting and resolving complex cartographic, GIS and software-related issues
  • Experience and proficiency working with, configuring and troubleshooting Windows and Macintosh operating systems
  • Capable of writing clear and complete product documentation as well as test plans

You May Also Have:

  • Experience with Quality Assurance products such as bug tracking, test management, etc.
  • General IT (Windows / Mac / Unix / Linux) and TCP/IP networking skills
  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite products, specifically Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience with Spatial Databases
  • Familiarity with online data portals, WMS / WFS servers, online mapping (Google Maps, MapBox TileMill)
  • Experience designing, developing, and executing automation scripts
  • Leadership and presentation skills

You Are:

  • Passionate about ensuring software quality
  • Self-starter, proactive in exploring and implementing new testing technologies
  • Able to work with a team and independently with little guidance
  • Punctual, methodical, reliable and well-organized
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail


  • Extended health care
  • Dental care
  • Vision care
  • Life insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Long term disability insurance
  • Health care spending account

Avenza is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you require any accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Any information received related to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Avenza; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.