Software Quality Assurance Specialist

Workers Compensation Board
Job Description
WCB Manitoba Job Posting Alert: Software Quality Assurance Specialist - Job ID J0317-0514
Organization: WCB Manitoba 
Job Title: Software Quality Assurance Specialist 
Job Type: Term, Full-time 
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 


Software Quality Assurance Specialist 

Job Summary:
One-Year Term Position

The Software Quality Assurance Specialist leads the quality assurance activities on IT development and maintenance projects. The Software Quality Assurance Specialist defines and maintains Software Quality Assurance (SQA) processes, leads testing teams, tests plans, performs tests, and the maintains test documentation. 

Job Duties:
Tests applications, including the execution of tests according to test plans, identifies and documents differences between test results and expectations, and works with development team members to understand and resolve software defects.

Creates test documentation (e.g. test plans) according to standards and guidelines, updates those documents as the applications changes, and manages, preserves, shares, and protects those documents.

Identifies the testing strategy or approach that is appropriate for each project, defines the scope of testing, identifies the specific tests that must be performed, defines the procedures for performing those tests, and ensures that appropriate test data is available. Maintains the integrity of the test data. Participates in project planning to identify testing activities and estimates those activities.

Leads small Software Quality Assurance (SQA) teams, providing leadership, direction, and supervision to the members of the team. Coaches and mentors SQA team members in the application of SQA guidelines, standards, templates, and procedures, assists them in the application of same, and enforces the application of same. Provides feedback on staff performance to the direct supervisor/manager of the SQA project team members.

Promotes software quality in systems development. 

Defines and maintains SQA guidelines, standards, templates, and procedures. Interprets internal and external processes, policies, laws, regulations, etc. and applies them to standard SQA processes.

Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Two year Community College diploma in Computer Science, Business Administration or other related discipline with an emphasis on Information Systems/Technology

Minimum 7 years of IT related experience including 5 years experience in business analysis

Ability to use a personal computer and software (Word, Excel) in a Windows environment

Ability to query relational databases using Structured Query Language (SQL)

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Ability to gather, assess, evaluate and document complex information

Ability to comprehend business processes/policies/regulation in order to execute SQA projects

Well developed written and verbal communication skills

Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet tight deadlines

Ability to lead teams

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Experience in IT Quality Assurance and/or using relational databases, would be an asset

Knowledge of Workers Compensation and/or insurance business processes, would be an asset 

Quality Orientation/Attention to Detail 
Planning, Organizing and Follow-up 
Analysis/Problem Assessment 

Very Important: 
Client Service Orientation 
Interpersonal Communication 

Additional Information:
You may be asked to demonstrate your ability through competency based interviewing and/or testing.

Screening decisions are based on information outlined in your resumé and cover letter. Your work performance must be satisfactory for your application to be considered. If applying for or out of a term position, please note that article 10.09d of the Collective Agreement may apply. 

Additional Information:
A satisfactory criminal record check and verification of education will be required for the successful candidate.

The WCB is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce with equitable representation of Aboriginal persons, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, women, LGBTQ persons and members of other equity-seeking groups. Applicants are encouraged to indicate in their covering letter or resumé if they are a member of these groups.

During the WCB's assessment, interview, or hiring process, accommodations are available upon request.