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Application Systems Tester

Treasury Board Secretariat
Central Agencies I&IT Cluster
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary
Job Code:
17158 - Systems Officer 4
$1,261.01 - $1,611.66 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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If you are an experienced and motivated I&IT professional, consider this opportunity with the Central Agencies I&IT Cluster, where you will provide project leadership, business and technical expertise for the planning, conduct and execution of tests, for all changes to the enterprise and corporate applications and related systems and processes.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role you will:
• lead the planning and implementation of the Integration and Regression Phase of the systems development lifecycle for the testing of all changes to the enterprise and corporate applications systems
• design test automation techniques and identify and resolve defects in test automation setup
• provide technical and business expertise and advice on all aspects of application testing to operations staff, business analysts, system designers and developers
• lead and conducting the research and analysis of innovative opportunities, applications and process improvements

How do I qualify?


• you have knowledge of application development methodologies, techniques and methods; structured analysis and design methodology, the systems development cycle and data modeling techniques; structured testing tools and methodology and test automation techniques to plan and project lead the planning and implementation of testing in support of the systems development lifecycle
•you have knowledge of current and emerging technology and industry standards and trends, specifically as they relate to relational databases and three-tier architecture, as well as operating systems, databases, network protocols, and data transformation, to lead and conduct the research and analysis of innovative opportunities, and lead the installation, configuration of operating systems, software and provision of troubleshooting

Analytical, Research, and Problem Solving Skills

• you can identify, define and design all test scripts and test cases, and determine technical requirements for the planning and implementation of testing projects
• you can assess testing outcomes and identify and resolve defects in the test automation set up
• you can research and analyze innovative opportunities, applications and process improvements related to the testing of human resources information systems

Communication Skills

• you can provide specialized technical expertise and business advice on all aspects of application testing to operations staff, business analysts, system designers and developers
• you can plan and lead external service providers responsible for conducting testing projects
• you can present complex test results findings to project owners (e.g. business leads, systems analysts)
• you can develop technical methods, practices, techniques and tools for use in systems testing
• you can document and report complex findings from testing projects

Project Management Knowledge and Skills

• you have knowledge of project management methodology and techniques to plan and lead multiple testing projects and to prepare project plans, determine technical requirements and monitor activities

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 222 Jarvis St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Information Technology
Posted on:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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