Test Automation Engineer

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Category: Testing/Quality Assurance
City: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Position ID: J0817-0220
Employment Type: Full Time


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? Are you an experienced Automation tester, looking for an opportunity to automate tests where applicable? 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:

• Must be a hands on Automation Tester, working on Geographically spread Teams interacting with Developers, Tech Leads, Product Owners on a daily basis

• Created Automated Functional/Regression testing scripts for new/existing projects, using HP UFT/QTP

• Ability to pick up things fast, add/append to existing automation frameworks & create automated tests as required

• Ability to work under minimal supervision

• Ability to suggest innovative automation approaches to the Client, based on past experiences & by leveraging best practices on Test automation

• Design & develop automated Test cases, create/triage & track defects till closure

• Participate on defect triage meetings with the Client stake holders

• Perform any additional Manual testing (Functional testing, Regression testing) as required

• Ability to create & maintain traceability matrices

• Ability to work on multiple projects/teams, with changing priorities

• Expert knowledge on HP UFT/QTP, ALM

• Creating automated tests for smoke testing for multiple Test environments & get involved in Test environment planning/management

• Creating, executing SQL queries, running Batch jobs

• Participate in code creation, testing, and enhancement activities

• Identify and prepare test data, manage test data

• Ensure quality processes and standards are followed

• Execute/maintain service test scripts per test cycle activities as defined in the test plan

• Identify, log, and follow-up on all defects encountered

• Perform additional system testing-related activities, as required

• Communicate progress of testing activities to the Test Manager or directly to client

• Pitch in on other functional/non- functional testing activities as required

• Produce “client-facing” and “CGI-internal” status reports, as required

• Participate in lessons learned reviews

• Participate in pertinent team training activities

• Maintain solid understanding of software testing best practices, methodologies and terminologies

• Coaching & mentoring junior resources in the areas of Testing, specifically Automation Testing

• Work with the QA leadership team to define metrics, and report status of virtualized assets weekly

Required Level of Education:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and/or Business OR Diploma in IT and/or Business with equivalent IT experience

• Industry recognized testing certification(s)

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• 6+ yrs of hands on automation testing experience is a must

• 4+ yrs working on scripting tests using HP UFT/QTP is a must

• 5+ yrs working with JIRA, ALM, Redmine or other Project/Test Management Tools

• 5+ yrs working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Nice to Have:

• Prior Java development experience

• ISTQB Certified

• Maven or Gradle experience

• Experience with either Selenium, CA Lisa, Parasoft SOA Test or SOAP UI would be a great plus

• Experience using JSON and XML formats would be a bonus

• Prior experience working on Agile Scrum Teams would be an added advantage

• Test environment planning/managing is a great plus

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

Soft Skills:

• Excellent communication skills & the ability to interact directly with Client stakeholders/Senior Management Team & Technology partners

• Self starter, go getter attitude

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Strong written and oral communication skills

• Positive attitude

• Requires the ability to build consensus and resolve interpersonal challenges

• Ability to build strong relationships with clients and team members

• Demonstrate the ability to provide information and ideas in a clear, comprehensive, concise and organized manner

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.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

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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