The Quality Assurance Analyst ensures quality throughout the software development process while working on projects to deliver new computer application and modifications to existing computer applications. The incumbent reviews project deliverables, design documents, and programming specification to verify quality standards.
This role contributes to the formulation and continuous improvement of software quality standards, methods, and tools for all software development and maintenance projects carried out within the department.
The University has been recognized as one of the National Capital Region’s top employers in 2019. The main campus, located at the heart of Ottawa’s downtown core, gives you access to a range of services, including fitness facilities and popular food outlets. As an employee, you will be working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, respect and appreciation. To encourage you to feel at home, the University has created a work environment that promotes health and well-being and facilitates a healthy work-life balance.
Information Technology is a dynamic and collaborative environment. We are focused on prioritizing and optimizing technological investments that facilitate the best student experience, as well as the activities of faculty, researchers and staff. Our greatest strength are the people working with us. People like you, professionals eager to flex their intellectual muscle and achieve new heights in their career. Working here gives you access to a great IT environment, rich with a diverse range of platforms, products, and services. This is a place where innovative ideas are welcome.
In a nutshell: working here is challenging and rewarding. It’ll bring out the best of you. We want people that have the drive to advance IT in higher education. We have the technologies to keep your inner fires burning, and benefits that can help you sustain a better lifestyle. And all this minutes away from gyms, the Byward Market, downtown, and the Rideau Canal at lunch time for runners and skaters.
University degree in computer science or a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum 5 years of experience in a quality assurance role involving software testing.
Strong understanding of database systems and the use of technology to satisfy business needs.
Experience with system development life cycle; including methodologies, prototyping and application development methodologies.
Experience writing manual and automated test plans, test cases and reporting test results independently.
High level of initiative, decisiveness and business acumen.
Organizational skills to prioritize work and meet multiple strict deadlines.
Ability to test application written in various languages.
Ability to communicate technical concepts in a non-technical manner.
Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written).
Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.
Temporary assignment or contract of 12 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring. Applications from employees belonging to the bargaining unit PIPSC will be considered first. The University also accepts external applications; they will be considered in second place. To obtain a temporary assignment, internal candidates must receive approval from their immediate supervisor. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Requirements related to skills and experience are determined by the University of Ottawa, and all positions are subject to relevant laws, collective agreements, and regulations. Please note that we will only communicate with candidates who are chosen for a preselection test or for an interview. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).