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Test Automation Specialist (Job Req #2024-046)

Ross Video

Ross Video

Quality Assurance
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2023

Test Automation Specialist (Job Req #2024-046)

Ottawa Campus, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Req #1777
Monday, December 18, 2023

Why Work at Ross Video? We have a great group of people working together to create and deliver cutting edge products that look amazing and are easy to use. We go all out so that our customers can have the best possible experience and achieve quality results. With a product focus, continual learning, results driven processes, and creative thinking, we constantly strive to improve our solutions and to deliver results. If you've ever watched live television, news, sports, or entertainment, you've seen our products in use. All of the major Hollywood award shows, most professional sports teams, and many of the largest broadcasters in the world use Ross Video technology. Get behind the scenes and learn about what it takes to make live events possible. If that resonates, and you’re someone with integrity, commitment, and a strong drive to deliver great products, we’d love to hear from you.

Ross Video is a world leader in high-definition video production equipment, designed and manufactured in Canada and sold worldwide. Our products are used by a who’s who of the global entertainment industry, including top broadcast networks like NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox in the USA; Rogers, CTV, and the CBC in Canada; and others worldwide from Fiji to Finland and everywhere in between. We are # 1 in providing behind-the-scenes HD production gear used in Sports Stadiums, including places where the NY Mets, LA Lakers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Buffalo Bills play. Our equipment was used extensively at the Vancouver 2010 and other Olympic games. Our systems are used by top acts, including Springsteen, Blink 182, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Police, to name a few. Top webcasters like Revision 3 and use Ross. Our equipment is even used on the International Space Station. Join Ross and you will have a chance to work on advanced technology used in a wide variety of cool ways by our clients.

Who you report to: Product Verification Team Lead

What we offer:

Ross offers competitive salaries, comprehensive health plans, and several perks to help you perform at your best.

Some of these perks include flexible hours, the option to work from home or office, generous paid time off, a fitness/wellness allowance, an employee share ownership program, development support, and many fun social activities and events!

Best of all, you will be part of the Ross Video family, and we've got a pretty energizing environment here.

What the job is all about:
We are seeking a talented Automation Testing Specialist to join the Carbonite switchers group at Ross Video. The Carbonite group is responsible for developing highly successful and acclaimed video Carbonite switchers and control surfaces, such as TouchDrive.

In this role, your primary focus will be to work with other team members to address automated testing needs for existing and emerging new products. The successful candidate will develop software to automatically test Ross Video products working with various switchers and other video analysis tools. This role requires a solid foundation of automation testing. This role will also involve debugging and identifying root causes of field tickets via automation testing.

As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work on industry-leading products and play a critical role in ensuring our customers receive exceptional solutions. If you are a skilled automation tester and/or have a broadcasting background with a passion for problem-solving and a commitment to delivering high-quality testing suites, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.


  • Experience in test automation development.

  • Demonstrated expertise in Python scripting.

  • Proficient in writing Gherkin-based test scripts using RobotFramework.

  • Familiarity with Linux environments and shell scripting.

  • Strong knowledge of SDLC and proficiency in test planning, PV tools, bug tracking systems.

  • Basic understanding of networking concepts.

  • Understanding of versioning tools such as GIT, SVN.

  • Asset: Prior experience with drivers such as Selenium.

  • Asset: Familiarity with broadcasting, switchers, or video production in general.

  • Asset: Experience in Object-Oriented Programming.

  • Asset: University Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalents.

  • Asset: Strong software development skills.

Key Traits:

  • Enjoys tackling new technical challenges.

  • Excited to use strong programming skills for test automation in Ross Video products.

  • Passionate and takes ownership of test automation execution.

  • Values communication skills as much as technical skills.

  • Enjoys continuous learning and staying updated on testing strategies and social media applications.

  • This position involves hardware-related responsibilities and is conducive to either office-based or hybrid work arrangements.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
At Ross, we embrace diversity, and we want you to bring your authentic self to work. We are committed to building a team that includes a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Inclusivity drives innovation and creativity, and that’s something we’re passionate about at Ross! We believe everyone should be able to enjoy a rewarding career at Ross, regardless of race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability. If a disability means that you need any additional support during the recruitment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

Other details

  • Job Function R&D
  • Pay Type Salary