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Senior Quality Assurance Analyst


Toronto, ON, CANADA
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Job Title: Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Division: Other
Category: Other
Posted Date: 09-Sep-14
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

VACANCY/POSTE VACANT:                                Senior Quality Assurance Analyst 

DEPARTMENT/DÉPARTEMENT:                          Technology Services

REPORTS TO/SUPÉRIEUR HIÉRARCHIQUE:     Manager, Application Services 

LOCATION/EMPLACEMENT:                                Toronto, Ontario  

STATUS/SITUATION:                                              Temporary Full-Time


POSTING DATE/DATE D'AFFICHAGE:                      Sept 9, 2014

CLOSING DATE/DATE LIMITE:                                  Sept 23, 2014


The Senior QA will carry out the application and maintenance of test procedures, ensuring results are in accordance with the standards of the organization.  Consults with QA Team Lead and members of the Data Warehouse Team to ensure the technical development life cycle is completed with the highest standards

In addition, the Senior Quality Analyst will be involved developing processes and supports for ongoing testing. The incumbent will play a key role in liaising with Users, Vendors, Team Leads, Project Managers and various other departments within Cancer Care Ontario.  This role will report to the QA Manager, Application Services.

The key responsibilities of this position are/Les principales responsabilités de ce poste sont:

  • Work in collaboration with business stakeholders and project team members to gather and prepare testing requirements including Test Plans, Test Cases and Execution Plans
  • Identify, mitigate and communicate testing and QA risks
  • Understand Data Models, System Design and Source to Target Mapping Documents to estimate and perform QA Analysis tasks
  • Create SQL scripts used in testing (i.e. back-up tables, identify duplicate records, complex sorting queries)
  • Prepare test data addressing complete set of test cases
  • Create Test Cases in Team Foundation Server
  • Deploy and execute ETL workflows in QA environment
  • Perform execution of component and system integration of ETL and BI reports
  • Communicate to the Project Manager Progress and status of test planning and execution.
  • Ensure deliverables are met when deadlines are required from the Test Lead and Project Managers 
  • Participate in all phases of the project life cycle and promote QA Center of Excellence Quality Assurance's best practices and standards
  • Validate concurrence on business requirements by providing a metric for achievement of project objectives; and the resolution of the business problem on an event by event basis
  • Work with business and technical personnel (i.e. Development, IT Operations) to troubleshoot and resolve defects and issues quickly and efficiently
  • Participate in pre-implementation reviews with Development and IT Operations


  • An undergraduate degree in computer science and technology or recognized equivalent, is required
  • QA Certification with ISTQB or QAI, ITIL (or similar substitute) is recommended
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a Data Warehouse environment
  • Minimum 3 years of hands-on ETL experience
  • Minimum 5 years' experience with SQL back-end validation
  • 5 years' experience with test plan and preparing and executing test cases for a web development project
  • Experience with Team Foundation Server and Microsoft Test Manager tools
  • Solid background in QA methodologies, testing procedures and defect management
  • Experience with performance and automation testing is an asset
  • Experience with testing applications built on SharePoint and Mobile Applications for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile phones and tablets is an asset
  • Leadership and test coordination experience
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent data analysis and problem-solving skills are a must
  • A team player capable of working independently on assigned tasks and ability to meet tight deadlines.

Required Resume Format
If you elect to apply, please prepare a basic, text-based version of your resume to paste into the text resume application box.  Near the end of the application process after clicking on 'Submit', you will be invited to attach up to three separate files to your application.  Please ensure one of these attached files is your formatted resume in either a .doc, .rtf, or .pdf format

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please visit the Cancer Care Ontario Careers website at

More about Cancer Care Ontario:

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) -- an Ontario government agency -- drives quality and continuous improvement in disease prevention and screening, the delivery of care and the patient experience, for cancer, chronic kidney disease and access to care for key health services.
Known for its innovation and results driven approaches, CCO leads multi-year system planning, contracts for services with hospitals and providers, develops and deploys information systems, establishes guidelines and standards and tracks performance targets to ensure system-wide improvements in cancer, chronic kidney disease and access to care

More about the Chief Information Officer's Portfolio:

The CIO Portfolio is CCO´s Information Technology/Information Management (IT/IM) Division. It supports CCO´s objectives through the use of innovative eHealth, IT and IM tools such as:  a sophisticated data warehouse (iPORTTM), web portals, web tools, electronic document repositories, customized software development, integration engines, computerized physician order entry systems, and electronic business intelligence tools. 

CCO´s IT/IM division also manages special projects for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MoHLTC) such as the Access to Care Program including Ontario´s innovative Wait Times Strategy. In 2007, Cancer Care Ontario´s WTIS-EMPI project won the Canadian Information Productivity Awards (CIPA) Diamond Award of Excellence and Institute of Public Administration of Canada´s (IPAC) Gold Award for Innovative Management.

Our website is at

We are guided in most part by the Ontario Cancer Plan at

Information about Ontario's ColonCancerCheck program managed by Cancer Care Ontario can be found at

Cancer Care Ontario manages the medical procedures wait times information system for all Ontarians at
View our listing of all other CCO current postings at:

Cancer Care Ontario is a HOOPP pension plan employer, see the details at

Cancer Care Ontario is an organization committed to ensuring accessible services and communications to individuals with disabilities. Once an applicant has been selected for an interview, requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process.  Applicants need to make their accommodation needs known when contacted. 

To receive any CCO document required by the AODA and its standards not listed above or to receive any public document on CCO's website in an alternate format, please contact CCO's Communications Department at 1-855-460-2647, or at

For users requiring Teletypewriter (TTY) Services, please see the instructions for using our TTY through the Bell Relay Service here.

À propos de Action Cancer Ontario:
Action Cancer Ontario (ACO) est un organisme du gouvernement de l'Ontario qui cherche à susciter la qualité et l'amélioration continue touchant la prévention et le dépistage de la maladie, la prestation des soins et l'expérience des patients atteints d'un cancer, les maladies rénales chroniques et l'accès aux soins de santé essentiels.
Réputé pour ses innovations et ses approches fondées sur les résultats, ACO assure la planification pluriannuelle du réseau, établit des contrats de service avec les hôpitaux et les fournisseurs, élabore et met en ouvre des systèmes d'information, établit des lignes directrices et des normes et assure le suivi de ses objectifs de rendement pour susciter des améliorations dans l'ensemble du réseau au plan de la lutte contre le cancer, des maladies rénales chroniques et de l'accès aux soins.
Notre site web est à l'adresse:  

Nos activités sont orientées en grande partie par le Plan pour la lutte contre le cancer en Ontario:

Vous trouverez de l'information à propos du programme ContrôleCancerColorectal de l'Ontario, qui est géré par Action Cancer Ontario, à l'adresse :

Action Cancer Ontario assure la gestion du système d'information sur les temps d'attente avant les interventions médicales pour l'ensemble de la population de l'Ontario:

Pour consulter la liste de tous les autres postes actuellement offerts par ACO:

Action Cancer Ontario est un employeur qui contribue au régime de retraite HOOPP:

Action Cancer Ontario tient résolument à assurer l'accessibilité de ses services et de ses communications aux personnes handicapées. Des mesures d'adaptation peuvent être demandées à n'importe quel stade du processus de recrutement sous réserve que le candidat ou la candidate satisfasse aux exigences justifiées du poste. Les candidats doivent communiquer leurs besoins lorsqu'ils sont contactés.

Pour recevoir tout document de ACO, requis par APHO et ses standards qui ne sont pas décrits ci-dessus, ou pour recevoir tout document public du  Site Web de ACO, veuillez-vous adresser au Département de Communication de Action Cancer Ontario au 1-855-460-2647, ou à

Pour les utilisateurs ayant besoin d'un télescripteur, veuillez suivre les instructions pour l'utilisation de notre télescripteur par l'entremise du service Bell Relay, ici.


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