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Senior QA Specialist



Quality Assurance
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2023

Who we are

Financeit is a rapidly-growing fintech and enterprise services company serving some of the largest home improvement and retail organizations in the United States and Canada.

Our point-of-sale financing platform enhances sales by providing affordable monthly payment choices for major purchases like home improvements, vehicles, or retail items.For larger enterprise businesses, Financeit delivers an integrated suite of home improvement solutions, known as Centah, that includes leads and workflow management, and live contact agents.

We’re a diverse and dynamic company with an open office environment that’s seeking the best and brightest. Financeit is small enough that you can make an impact within the company, and large enough to make an impact in the market. As focused as we are on creating unique, category-defining products, we are also building a distinct and inclusive culture.

About the role

As a Senior QA Specialist, you will bring hands-on contributions to the Centah ( product teams with the use of automation, software engineering, and up to date test practices.

You will provide Software Quality support to our product team by performing manual testing and also automating the build-test-deploy lifecycle for a wide variety of services when needed.

We are an agile organization; our teams regularly use pairing techniques, giving you exposure to the full code base. You will work as part of an agile team that brings together Developers, DevOps, QA, and Product Management.

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with product teams to integrate test scenarios during backlog refinement and sprint planning.
  • Approach test scenarios from a customer-centric perspective, emphasizing positive/negative outcomes and user intent.
  • Develop and maintain automated tests using Ruby and other relevant tools, minimizing redundancy.
  • Partner with developers to implement tests across various levels and contribute to the entire codebase.
  • Champion and mentor peers in QA best practices, fostering a culture of excellence.
  • Gather input from stakeholders to enhance test scenarios and align with business needs.
  • Participate in establishing CI/CD pipelines for new products and ensure pipeline monitoring.
  • Perform exploratory testing to enrich the automation test suite and detect potential improvements.
  • Log defects through JIRA and provide support to operational teams for production systems.
  • Create and maintain integration, end-to-end, and regression test suites.
  • Execute vulnerability assessments, identify risks, and report vulnerabilities beyond automated tools.
  • Review and address false positives, enhancing the accuracy of vulnerability assessments.
  • Contribute to process improvements, offer mentorship, and stay updated on security trends.
  • 4+ years of experience as a Manual QA Specialist
  • 1+ years of experience with automation testing
  • Computer Science fundamentals in OO design, data structure and algorithm
  • Practical knowledge of the OWASP Testing Guide
  • Exposure to working with development tools supporting Continuous Deployment: GIT, Jenkins, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Your GIT experience extends beyond ‘push/pull’; you should be comfortable troubleshooting and handling conflicts.
  • You feel at home on the Linux command line. Though you will not focus your efforts on bash scripting none of the following should make you uncomfortable: ‘vi’, ‘awk’, ‘sed’
  • Demonstrable experience creating and designing tests using REST APIs (e.g. Postman)
  • Familiarity and understanding of Agile SDLC
  • Complete comfort working with Atlassian toolset (e.g. JIRA)
  • You are comfortable with a variety of test automation frameworks RSpec, Cucumber, pytest, junit, Puppeteer, etc.

Winner of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture in 2018 and 2021, we offer more than just the basics. Take advantage of:

  • An award-winning culture with a collaborative & inclusive team
  • Competitive pay and performance based bonus
  • Committed to flexible work arrangements, offering fully remote and hybrid workplace options, as well as a hybrid working allowance
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage + Lifestyle Account
  • RRSP Matching and Parental Leave Top Up Program
  • Weekly virtual yoga classes, meditation & workout sessions
  • Virtual events such as Lunch & Learns, company parties, fun team activities and charity initiatives
  • Career learning and development programs

Next Steps:

If what you just read excites you, we’d like to hear from you! Please submit your application and we’ll contact you if you become selected for a phone interview.

Financeit is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.