Quality Assurance Analyst – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Quality Assurance Analyst

Department: Information Technology
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Type of Employment: Term, FT (until June 2023)

Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety, we’re committed to providing exceptional service to our customers and rewarding jobs to our employees. We’re hiring solution-minded people excited to help us grow into the future. We are currently looking to fill the term position of Quality Assurance Analyst until June 2023.


The Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst is responsible for the planning, execution, monitoring and control, reporting, and closure of all test related deliverables and tasks for major Information technology intensive projects. As a Test Lead, the QA Analyst coordinates all test activities, resources and test team members within each assigned project. The QA Specialist has final sign-off that the solution has been tested to meet all agreed technical and non-technical requirements.

Other responsibilities include:

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

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:

As the successful candidate, you possess or demonstrate:

  • 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 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 and experience using automating QA tools are an asset.

At Nova Scotia Power, our employees are our greatest strength. Our Leadership Competencies set standards that advance our business strategy, deliver results for customers, and provide career development for employees. As the ideal candidate for this position you speak up on health, safety and environment issues, and demonstrate a belief that all injuries are preventable. You support flexibility in the workplace and embrace change. A Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist builds strong collaborative relationships with a commitment to a respectful, inclusive and productive work environment while demonstrating integrity and a commitment to operational excellence for our customers. Lastly, we encourage you to proactively ask questions and seek information to understand how your work relates to the business goals and make well informed decisions.

Reports to: Quality Assurance (QA) Team Lead
Form of Application: Click the APPLY button at the end of the online job posting. Complete all required information fields and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form.
Salary: To commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Must Be Received By: All interested candidates should apply no later than June 24th, 2022.
Late applications may not receive consideration.

Recruitment and Promotion Policy: When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We are committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.
In accordance with Emera’s occupational health and safety program and the Emera Vaccine Program, subject to any approved accommodation, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For clarity, “fully vaccinated” means 14 days since having the number of doses or combination of doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada or local public health agencies in the jurisdiction in which they will be employed.
At Emera we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including persons who identify as racially visible, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, women in underrepresented roles and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through the on-line application process. Emera supports candidates and employees with access and accommodation needs.

Company Website: http://www.nspower.ca