Job Title Quality Assurance Specialist/Analyst
Date Posted 3/13/2014
Location Ottawa, ON
Job Type Contract Full-Time
Position Id EB-1337109621
Job Description

Our government client is currently seeking a qualified candidate for a Quality Assurance Specialist/Analyst:


Tasks Include:


  • Participate in functional and technical design reviews, perform integration/functional and system testing and verify test results


  1. Review Current Situation
    1. Scope Organization objectives and goals
    2. Review current documentation
    3. Review applications under test
    4. Perform a review of the current QA practices, IT infrastructure, performance and load testing approach as well as practices and system documentation


  1. Review Findings and Prepare Report
    1. Document findings and Identify recommendations
    2. Document Standards, Templates and Guidelines, modify them to match Treasury Board of Canada  policies and documentation standards
    3. Prepare Roadmap if applicable
    4. Identify training requirements if applicable


  1. Performance Test Planning
    1. Strategy planning & scheduling
    2. Requirements identification
      1. Transaction Identification

      2. Business Process Review

      3. Data requirements identification 

    1. Lead the development of test plans, test scripts and test data


  1. Preparation
    1. Data creation or data gathering
    2. Performance Test Tool Installation and Configuration (if applicable)
    3. Monitor tool configuration
    4. Scripting (including standards)
    5. Revise Schedule
    6. Dry runs (scheduling and execution)


  1. Execution
    1. Scenario execution
    2. Result gathering and analysis
    3. System fixing
    4. Identify and document bottlenecks (defects)
    5. Collaborate with other project resources to resolve defects
    6. Conduct performance and load testing of software applications or systems


  1. Conduct Knowledge Transfer:
    1. Documentation
    2. Procedures
    3. Job Shadowing
    4. Best Practices
    5. Training


Mandatory Criteria:

  • Must hold one of the following:


      • Post-secondary University degree in Computer Science or Management Information Systems

      • OR

      • Post-secondary College diploma in Computer Science or Management Information Systems

      • OR

      • One of the following product certifications:

        • HP Performance Center v9

        • Application Security using HP

        • WebInspect v7

        • HP Business Availability Centre v7


  • Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience as a Quality Assurance Specialist in information system projects.

  • Must have a minimum of 36 months cumulative experience using at least 3 of the following products:

      • HP LoadRunner

      • HP Quick Test Pro

      • HP Test Director

      • HP Quality Center

      • HP Application Lifecycle Manager

      • HP Application Security Center

  • Must have experience as the Quality Assurance Lead on a minimum of 3 projects related to web based applications

  • Must have a minimum of 24 months cumulative experience performing each of the following:

      • Creating and

      • Installing and

      • Administering

      • Using any, or combination of, the following products:

      • HP Quality Center

      • HP Performance Center

      • HP Application Security Center


Notes Please note this position may have been filled prior to the closing date. Applicants may contact us to confirm if the position is still available. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Language Requirement English
Security_Level None