Quality Assurance Testing Specialist – JIRA

Quality Assurance Testing Specialist – JIRA

ProViso Consulting

Story Behind the Need:

• Business group: The Global Wealth Engineering client technology team is transforming the digital experience for its clients. The team partners and works closely with the client Digital team to bring world-class digital experiences for all client Wealth Management channels. The team plays a key role in helping investors manage their investments and reach their financial goals.
• Project: Star project – planning and initiation phase; upgrade of an existing client onboarding platform, move from on-prem to vendor-hosted model
• QA will be building teste cases for this project

Candidate Value Proposition:

• We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!
• You will get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world
• We foster an environment of innovation and continuous learning
• We care about our people, allowing them to design how they work to deliver amazing results

Typical Day in Role:

• Quality Assurance Testing Specialist is responsible for leveraging testing methods and practices to analyze requirements/stories & design testing strategies, infuse with Agile team and develop testing and automation solutions.
• An active collaborator on the Agile project team, the incumbent is responsible for leading standups, discussions & retrospectives from QA perspective and is expected to use testing best practices to evolve the product solution and ensure working products are delivered with quality
• Conduct and adjust testing methods and practices to assess and evolve product
• Design Test approach, Develop Test Strategies and Plans. Select appropriate test tools. Align test cases to requirements and user stories.
• In conjunction with the development team, decide where to build automated and manual tests, develop/create test data, construct and execute exploratory, system, regression, migration, back-end, and user acceptance tests, and determine whether to create any complex environments or any major improvements for the automation frameworks.
• Write clear and concise defect reports and work as an empathetic advocate for the customer’s quality experience. Triage and prioritize defects for remediation, with the Product Owner and development team.
• Conduct exploratory testing to find bugs that other testing means would not find during every sprint and drive testing workshops.
• Wherever possible, conduct functional test and ensure their readability (clear, succinct, and using common business jargon) as well as tests must be maintainable (built with reusable domain specific testing language components)
• Working knowledge in Automation frameworks, automating test scenarios. (Selenium, testing, any one of behavior driven development (BDD) or Test driven development (TDD frameworks like Cucumber, Maven)
• Thorough Experience with data extraction, transformations and conversion testing
• Plan, strategize and execute End to End testing cycles
• Work with QA group on end to end test case creation
• Ability to produce dashboards and reports for sprints or code releases.
• Analyze industry best practices to recommend improvements to methodology, test environments and workflow to promote an efficient and cost-effective UAT process.
• Collaborate actively with the development team, Product Owners, B/As
• Embed with development teams and infuse quality in every phase of the software development lifecycle by providing continuous feedback from QA standpoint regarding standards, user experience, possible performance issues, and future bugs.
• Participate in product design and requirements analysis, work with the team during project planning to accurately estimate work (data creation, test cases/acceptance test design, test execution, framework design/improvements, scripting tasks, setup environments, etc) and scope release deliverables (prioritizing defects and bugs).
• Lead end user focused testing activities and inform how product needs to be evolved
• Create and execute acceptance criteria based on requirements, assessing usefulness of test cases and adjusting approach where required
• Troubleshoot when problems arise and contribute to their resolution in a hands-on manner when necessary.

Candidate Requirements/Must Have Skills:

• 7+ years QA experience
• 5+ years’ API testing experience
• 5+ years’ experience working in an Agile environment
• 5+ years’ experience with JIRA and confluence
• 5+ years’ experience with UAT standards and methodologies

Nice-To-Have Skills:

• QA Test Lead experience
• ETL testing experience
• Prior experience in Financial Services an asset

Soft Skills Required:

• Good analytical and conceptual thinking skills, using creativity and attention to detail to develop testing solutions that help proactively uncover issues, find bugs and assess product with the end user in mind.
• Strategic thinking ability enabling the selection of optimal testing solutions (smart vs mass testing)
• Good oral and written communication skills and proven ability to: represent testing status/issues/make presentations to varied groups; deal with all levels of line management; and conveying clear and compelling project artifacts.
• Openness to ideas, willingness to take on any task or role, focus on the customer, and a constant view of the big picture.


• Degree not required – value work experience more

Best VS. Average Candidate:

• Ideal candidate requires minimal hand-holding, autonomous

Candidate Review & Selection:

• 1 round – MS Teams Video Interview – 30-45 minutes – HM/Tech Lead – standard interview going through experience

Job Details



8 months



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