Test Automation Lead

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Category: Testing/Quality Assurance
City: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Position ID: J0817-0219
Employment Type: Full Time


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Position Description:

We offer the opportunity to work with Canada’s largest Information Technology Outsourcing and Management Consulting Company with a true global presence in a fast-paced and energetic atmosphere where your personal and professional growth is accelerated by your desire and sense of commitment. CGI’s continuous growth is a testament to the confidence clients place in them and to the dedication of their professionals. At CGI, all employees are called members because they feel a powerful sense of ownership and accountability. Members at CGI are building their own company – in 100+ offices worldwide. CGI has the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for clients – and for members; that’s why an astounding 90 percent of them are CGI shareholders.

Are you a Senior Testing professional with a desire to hone your Technical skills continuously? Do you have deep, hands on Test Automation experience? Do you want to grow horizontally & vertically within CGI? Do you like new challenges everyday? If your answer to all of these questions is a "yes" & if you want to be a part of our ever growing Testing Practice in Atlantic Canada, this is your chance!

Your future duties and responsibilities:

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• This person needs to be a hands on Automation Test Lead and own all Test automation activities and services related to Retail Point of Sale (POS) applications
• Work with the Manual Test Leads, Testers & decide what needs to be automated & how
• Lead all Automation Testing activities including Tool selection, automation framework design, implementation & scripting tests for different POS applications
• Perform proof of concepts (POCs) on areas to be automated
• Coordinate with Business & Technical stakeholders to understand upstream/downstream systems
• Work on Manual testing from time to time, if required
• Act as a test subject matter expert for Test Automation the POS applications and associated projects
• Develop or assist in developing strategic/tactical testing deliverables such as Test Strategies & Plans across multiple lines of business
• Perform high-level and detailed test estimates for manual/automation testing
• Accountable for monitoring and reporting test progress & status to CGI/Client project management & executive stakeholders
• Oversee the development of test scripts for multiple teams
• Lead and coach manual/automated testing analysis and design
• Oversee the identification and preparation test data & manage Test data during the course of the project
• Manage tasks and assignments to nearshore team members
• Monitor and manage completion of assigned testing scope and deliverables
• Ensure all quality processes are followed
• Facilitate and run defect triage meetings for multiple initiatives
• Produce internal and client facing status reports, as required
• Perform additional system testing-related activities, as required
• Participate in and facilitate lessons learned reviews
• Collaborate with client team to collect, create, present, maintain, and store knowledge assets
• Maintain solid understanding of software testing best practices, methodologies and terminologies

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

Required Level of Education:
• Bachelor Degree in Computer Science
• Industry recognized testing certification(s)

Must Have Skills and Experience:
• Minimum 8+ yrs working in Software Testing, Quality Assurance & Test Automation
• Minimum 4+ yrs leading automation test teams
• Minimum 6+ yrs working with HP UFT/QTP or similar Test Automation Tools
• Minimum 2+ yrs working with image recognition software like Sikuli
• Prior experience in performing Test automation proof of concepts & presenting the results to the Clients
• Prior experience working on multi vendor, geographically distributed Teams

Nice to Have Skills and Experience:
• Prior experience automating chip & pin transactions
• Prior experience automating Retail POS transactions

Soft Skills:
• Ability to present POC approaches, Tooling recommendations to Client stakeholders
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Strong written and oral and comprehension communication skills
• Positive attitude
• Flexibility, self-motivated, mature and has the ability to give and receive feedback
• Ability to working effectively and collaboratively with others to achieve common goals
• Able to multitask effectively
• Have excellent time management, task planning and prioritization skills
• Able to adapt quickly to changing client requirements
• Able to work effectively with minimal supervision
• Ability to build strong relationships with clients and team members

Travel Requirements:
• Business Travel to the US might be required time to time
• Holding a valid B1 Visa to the USA would be a great plus

What you can expect from us:

Build your career with us.

It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change—supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

Learn more about CGI at www.cgi.com.

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CGI is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.


  • Test Case / Script Development
  • Test Management
  • Test Planning & Implementation
  • Test Strategies
  • Testing Environments

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