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Lead Quality Assurance Automation Engineer

Ministry of Finance
Ontario Digital Service
Job Term:
1 Temporary (up to 12 month assignment with possible extension)
Job Code:
6A003 - InformationTechnology06
$74,877.00 - $110,338.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Join the Ontario Digital Service (ODS) to design and deliver the future of government services.

People are at the heart of our mission to ensure that government works for everyone. Be a part of a world-leading public service, and help improve the lives of over 14 million people of Ontario, through our work using modern design, data and technology tools and practices.

Help us scale impact across the public sector, tackling some of the most important problems of our time. We work in multidisciplinary, inclusive, collaborative teams.

Bring your curiosity and build the future with us.

The Opportunity

As a Lead Quality Assurance (QA) Automation Engineer in the Ontario Digital Service, you will be presented with the opportunity to support digital transformation of top government priorities. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary, impactful team that promotes digital transformation within government while using user-centric design automation strategies and new technology trends. We are looking for a person with a background and hands-on experience in implementing complex, IT testing frameworks, and solutions.

The ideal candidate should have hands-on experience guiding, testing and delivering quality digital products.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Lead QA Automation Engineer, you will:

• Lead design, development and implementation of QA Framework and standards to create cost-effective, high-performing, reliable and simple to use IT solutions in an Agile and DevOps environment.
• Have a unique opportunity to contribute to the delivery of the top digital government priorities that positively impact Ontarians.
• Be part of an agile team that includes a Product Manager, Developers, Experience Designers, DevOps and Content Advisors.

What you bring to the team:
• You possess strong technical skills and expertise and are not afraid to pursue new ideas and drive digital strategy
• You are proactive, take initiative and thrive in a fast-paced, empowered work environment
• You have experience negotiating and influencing others by persuasion rather than authority
• You are committed to sustaining the culture of equality, diversity and inclusion where teams are supported to achieve
the best results for everyone to advance and thrive
• You care about quality and can foster the QA Strategy for the teams

How do I qualify?

Quality Assurance Skills

• You can provide technical expertise, strategic direction, design and build test frameworks/scripts/automation tools.
• You can implement software processes (QA, Agile testing, DevOps and SDLC), and metrics to deliver good quality product.
• You have espoused QA process improvements and practices across multiple products in a collaborative environment.
• You can translate functional, business, and system knowledge into effective test case planning, execution and automation.
• You can foster and support the adoption of proven testing patterns, processes, best practices and technologies.

Technical Knowledge

• You have knowledge of modern architecture, programming languages, APIs, Security, web standards, accessibility, and databases.
• You have written automated tests for unit, integration, e2e, cross-browser, APIs, performance, cross-device, and accessibility testing.
• You have experience with code version control systems, cloud delivery / deployment models, virtualization, and container solutions.
• You have expertise with how automation testing can enable Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and DevOps strategy.
• You can guide implementation of test frameworks, and automation platforms and ensure they are scalable, up-to-date, and robust.

Leadership and Organizational Skills

• You have led by example via taking ownership, being proactive and advocating for a collaborative environment.
• You have guided teams on large-scale, complex IT projects and initiatives.
• You can foster a culture of ownership, mentorship and QA excellence.
• You can energize and motivate the team by recognizing successes and learning from failures.
• You can guide and support the teams in developing and performing QA plans and reviews.

Project and Digital Expertise

• You have worked with Agile product teams in planning, formulating product strategy, building a QA roadmap and setting timelines.
• You have sound judgment and prioritization skills to perform code reviews/QA activities in an Agile and DevOps environment.
• You have demonstrated the ability to get buy-in from a team to implement new and improved ways of doing things
• You thrive on feedback and are comfortable transforming ideas generated through user research to create a better user experience.
• You have participated in retrospective sessions to identify potential QA improvement opportunities.


• You can work in a multi-disciplinary team environment to sell/present your ideas to colleagues, both technical and non-technical.
• You are adept at navigating complex issues, and handling partners, senior management and stakeholder interactions.
• You have worked with partners to establish relationships with their security, operations, and IT teams.
• You have managed successful technical, business and people-related initiatives that improved productivity, performance and quality.
• You have developed processes to improve the efficiency and help others resolve the conflict and maintain trusting relationships.

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We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the  OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Information Technology
Posted on:
Monday, September 13, 2021
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, September 27, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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