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Senior Test Lead to plan and oversee testing activities for a major Financial Properties Technical Solution

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Jul 25, 2022
Job End Date: Jan 01, 2024
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 120604
Location: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto
Our valued financial client is seeking a Senior Test Lead for an initial 1.5-year contract in Ottawa, ON (75% Remote, 25% On-Site - strong chance of an additional 1.5 year term).

As the successful candidate you will plan and oversee the testing activities for an Unclaimed Property Technical Solution (UPTS) project.

  • Reporting to the Program Manager and under the direction of the Project Manager, oversee all aspects of the testing phase of the project with a focus on the planning, coordination, and execution of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for the new solution
  • In partnership with the business lead and project manager, develop a testing plan and schedule, (including verification of data conversion, system integration testing, and UAT testing) that align with the overall project schedule
  • Support the creation of test cases for validation of data conversion, integration testing, downstream systems, and UAT testing
  • Work with the business to determine appropriate test sample sizes
  • Oversee the retention of test results, approvals, and applicable testing evidence
  • Oversee the defect process, ensuring that defects are documented, tracked, and reported to facilitate timely resolution
  • Guide, coordinate and monitor the testers and test progress to ensure alignment with the plan, schedule, and documentation requirements
  • Produce and present test-related reports and information, such as requirement traceability matrices, testing progress, results, defect logs, approvals, and test evidence for a variety of audiences (team members, project governance, audit, etc.)
Must-have Skills
  • 8+ years’ experience as a QA Analyst, Tester, or similar role
  • 3+ years of experience leading complex test activities and teams
  • Experience with User Acceptance Testing (UAT), data conversion, and system integration testing  
  • Ability to translate business processes into executable test scenarios
Nice-to-have Skills
  • Experience with cloud-based solutions, preferably Software-as-a-Solution (SaaS)
  • Experience with Scrum methodology and participation in all phases of the iterative process
  • Experience in financial, banking, property, or capital markets environment