Work In Tech

Find your next role at Canada's fastest-growing tech companies

QA Specialist



Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

QA Specialist

At Interac, we design and deliver products and solutions that give Canadians control over their money so they can get more out of life. But that’s not all. Whether we’re leading real-time money movement, driving innovative commerce solutions like open payments for transit systems, or making advancements in new areas like verification and open banking, we are playing a key role in shaping the future of the digital economy in Canada.

Want to make a lasting impact amongst a community of creative thinkers, problem solvers, technical gurus and high-performance application developers? We want to hear from you.

We are looking for a QA Specialist that takes pride in delivering high quality software. Software that is secure, performant, resilient, and behaves as it was designed. In this role, you will work collaboratively to understand complex systems and design approaches to test our products and services. As a Senior team member, you will solve problems and help mentor others to ensure our applications are properly teste

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the analysis and design of application solutions, while bringing forth innovative ideas and best practices to test these solutions across all phases of the SDLC.

  • Understanding the software delivery life cycle to support the quality of critical 24/7 services.

  • Understanding QA methodology and industry best practices, including standards within continuous integration (CI) model.

  • Holding exceptional knowledge of best practices of quality assurance and testing standards.

  • Analyzing, understanding, and clarifying requirements

  • Seeking to understand the software limitations and protocols.

  • Developing test plans from requirements and use cases while ensuring optimal coverage.

  • Creating test cases with sufficient detail to characterize the breaking point of the design, and proactively maintaining the test case suite upon design changes.

  • Designing and developing automated test suites to cover various phases of QA, including functional, security, and performance.

  • Effectively prioritizing test execution while examining solution dependencies and risks.

  • Setting up required test beds (software and network).

  • Executing scalable test cycles through manual and automated tests.

  • Clearly reporting defects with sufficient detail and proactively track them to resolution.

  • Documenting technical details, processes, and standard operating procedures to support the transfer of knowledge to other stakeholders.

  • Creating test logs and reports, including roadblocks and system performance metrics.

  • Supporting the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of internal tools and processes.

  • Collaborate with the team to support scalable testing while leveraging innovative ideas.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in the troubleshooting of a service during incident management.

  • Promoting a positive culture of continuous improvement, transparency, open communications, and collaboration.

  • Leadership, coaching and mentoring of team members in performance and completion of work.

You bring:

  • 3-5 years of automation testing experience

  • Completed a post-secondary degree or diploma in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must be eligible to work in Canada in a Full Time Capacity.

  • You have a Government of Canada Secret (Level I) clearance OR are eligible to obtain one

  • Strong and personable collaboration characteristics.

  • Outcome and results driven.

  • Communicate effectively, write concisely and clearly.

  • Process driven and organized.

  • Work autonomously with attention to detail.

  • Focused and analytical problem solver.

  • Avid learner of new technology and understand technical concepts.

  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work, both personally and at a team level.

  • Ability to adapt to different project needs and adopt appropriate techniques and tools for testing automation.

Technical Skills:

  • Ability to performance, integration, and security testing.

  • Experience with test automation, including Selenium, JMeter, and Junit.

  • Security testing standards and tools, such as OWASP ZAP.

  • Comfortable with cloud-based infrastructure solutions, including Azure.

  • Experience with Docker and Ansible.

  • Working knowledge of server-side web development in Java EE and Spring Boot.

  • Experience with Linux/Unix based system.

Interac requires employees to complete a background check that is completed by one of our service providers. We use this service to complete the following checks:

  • 5-year employment verification;
  • Canadian criminal record check;
  • Education verification;
  • Canadian ID cross-check;
  • Public safety verification; and
  • Credit inquiry
  • Social Media check

How we work
We know that exceptional people have great ideas and are passionate about their work. Our culture encourages excellence and actively rewards contributions with:

Connection: You’re surrounded by talented people every day who are driven by their passion of a common goal.

Core Values: They define us. Living them helps us be the best at what we do.

Compensation & Benefits: Pay is driven by individual and corporate performance and we provide a multitude of benefits and perks.

Education: To ensure you are the best at what you do we invest in you