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full time Programmer Skills - Backend Quality Assurance Analyst at Radial Point (Montreal)

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Position Overview & Main Responsibilities: Develop and implement software test strategies/plans, test procedures, test scripts and test cases for a Windows mass market Security product. Ensure defects are identified and addressed prior to releasing the product and approve software for release. This role requires a fun loving, people oriented person, with a good sense of humor who loves analyzing and driving testing efforts, making and keeping commitments in a high-caliber team environment, and providing objective input about the status of projects.

The Backend QA Analyst reports to the MSDP SQA Team Lead. As a Backend QA Analyst you will:

- Play a major role (at least 50% of your time) in the focused automation of the Radialpoint product testing using our BDD (Behavior Driven Development) framework.

- Identify and analyze business and functional requirements (implicit and explicit), failure modes, and quality factors.

- Participate in the development of test effort estimates.

- Design and implement test strategies/plans, test procedures, test scripts, test cases in collaboration with other team members.

- Test requirements (implicit and explicit), failure modes, quality factors and specifications, provide bug isolation and work closely with the development team to help identify root cause of and resolution of software defects.

- Use a combination of scripted (analytic) and exploratory (heuristic) testing techniques in conducting QA on our products.

- Track progress of the testing project, work done, work to go, testing completed, testing to go.

- Ensure the documentation and communication of test results and issues (bugs/improvement) through an issue tracking system.

- Communicate project status.

- Internalize customer problems and goals, and identify usability and user-interface concerns.

- Document work-around solutions when a release requires it.

- Represent the QA team in software design.

- Install and configure the test environments as required by the various QA assignments.

- Assist in the reproduction and follow-up of issues reported from end-users.


- Over 3 years experience in Software Quality Assurance working in testing software in a commercial software development environment

At least 1 years experience using test automation tools like Rational Robot, Winrunner, Visual Test, Silk Test or really good knowledge of Java, .Net VB/C#

- Knowledge of Object Oriented architecture and development

- University degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent program/experience

- Knowledge of SQL and Databases

- Knowledge of scripting (i.e. PERL, Phython, PHP)

- Knowledge of Internetworking, web service technologies (SOAP), and Linux

- Good knowledge of Web Application Testing, Windows Platforms

- Black box test case design skills such as:

- Equivalence partitioning

- Boundary analysis

- State modeling

- Ability to use manual, automated or partly automated testing approaches to implementing test cases

- Ability to recommend several different possible approaches to solving any assigned testing activities including the use of different combinations of testing tools and techniques

Required Soft Skills

- Team player who is detail oriented and has superb organizational skills

- A passion for QA and for doing things the right way

- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

- Capacity of working fast, in a high paced environment

- Ability to plan and prioritize multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities

- Clear verbal and written communication skills (terse, clear and complete).

- Good technical writing skills and ability to clearly describe complex processes and tasks

- Strong communication abilities in English, both in spoken and written form, and a working knowledge of French

Additional competencies that will be considered assets

- Knowledge of HTML and related web technologies

- Knowledge of virtual environments

- Familiarity with unit test harnesses

Location: Montreal

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