Quality Assurance Analyst – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Quality Assurance Analyst

The Opportunity:
We are looking for Quality Assurance Analyst to join Nova Scotia Power’s IT Team in a Term position (Maternity Leave).

  • Responsible for the test portion of the project plan (tasks, dependencies, effort, resources, timeline)

• Coordinates all test activities, resources and test team members within each assigned project.

  • Measure progress, monitors and reports on the status of the test initiatives against the plan and acceptance criteria
  • Identify issues & risks
  • Lead, coach and support test team members as required (Test Leader)
  • Responsible for planning, monitoring and control of all testing related tasks.
  • Develops test objectives, test strategies and test plans.
  • Estimates the testing to be done and secures appropriate testing resources.
  • Ensures the readiness of the technical test environment.
  • Leads the analysis, design, implementation and execution of test cases.
  • Measures, monitors and reports on the status of the test deliverables
  • Ensure the traceability of all test cases and defects back to business requirements or required functionality
  • Ensure integrity and readiness of the technical test environment(s) for all test activities
  • Leads the analysis, design, implementation and execution of test cases.
  • Track and manage defects (including identification, assessment, prioritization, tracking, retesting)
  • Work with the source teams (vendor, IT, business) to manage delivery of defect resolutions (e.g.: Emergency Break Fixes from vendor, environment fixes from IT, configuration or business process fixes from business.

You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of co-workers by observing all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations.
Skills, Capabilities and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in Computer Science or Engineering.
  • 5 years’ plus experience in a Quality Assurance leadership role (Test Lead), on technology intensive projects.
  • Experience using both Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
  • Knowledge of Azure Data Lake and experience with Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Bricks, and SQL
  • Experience building and executing testing plans plus experience supervising people in testing roles.
  • Acute attention to detail and an ability to work under pressure are critical attributes of the role along with communicating to management with well supported recommendations.
  • Team player qualities and the ability to set high performance expectations within a team and also be able to motivate and support individuals to achieve them.
  • Quality Assurance certifications is an asset.

We offer remote work opportunities, to be discussed with your leader, however you are required to live in or be willing to relocate Nova Scotia for this role.
At Nova Scotia Power, everyone is a leader in their own right. Our Leadership Competencies set standards that advance our business strategy, deliver results for customers, and provide career development for employees. The successful individual in this role will take ownership and acts with integrity, drives operational success for customers and builds strong and collaborative relationships.
Why join our team?

  • Flexibility: Hybrid work model with flexible remote workdays.
  • Health & Wellbeing: A comprehensive benefits plan, access to a free on-site fitness centre Employee and Family Assistance Program, parental leave top-up plan and wellness benefits.
  • Grow Your Career: Opportunities to advance within and between our affiliate companies, a focus on employee development and available sponsored education programs.
  • Community Engagement & Care: Corporate investments in the places where our people live and work, mentoring opportunities, fundraising-matching & volunteer programs, and scholarships for children of employees.
  • Competitive Compensation: A comprehensive benefits plan, short-term incentive plans and employer matching RRSP contributions.