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Title:  Test Automation Engineer




Requisition ID: 196947

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


The Team


The Retail Customer Platforms Technology team supports the ongoing enhancement, development, implementation, and day to day operational support of Offer Management platform (Customer Personalization Platform), Pricing & Rates, Day to Day banking core systems as well as advisory deposits systems platform.


The role:


The Automation test engineer will work closely with the product owner and business analysts to understand the business functions and requirements. The applicant should have excellent problem-solving skills and ability to review the requirements or stories and define and develop test strategy, test plan, test cases, defect management and maximizing automation (API/UI) in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies, and procedures. to support our product and platform teams. The identified candidate will work with multiple software development groups to help them deliver on high-quality products. Should be able to create test automation strategies following industry best-practices, continuously increase the level of automation, and play a part in reducing the time-to-market of new features as a result. Demonstrate excellent communication skills and be able to capture and present status reports, test results, functional testing result and do ongoing reporting. The candidate must have experience of QA processes, agile delivery & testing processes, testing methodologies and procedures. Ability to work with technology focused peers and work on multiple projects concurrently. For this role the candidate should ideally have worked on agile and waterfall projects in the past and capable of thriving on fast paced, challenging environment and must be proactive and dynamic, and demonstrate initiative and eagerness to learn. The candidate must have experience in providing QAT time and effort estimation based on business requirement. The candidate will report directly to the Senior Manager QA.


Is this role right for you? In this role you will:


  • Conduct and adjust testing methods and practices to assess and evolve product

  • Design automation test approach. Should be able to create automation scripts using Selenium/ Amdocs Ginger. Align test cases to requirements and user stories. 

  • In conjunction with the development team, decide where to build automated and manual tests, develop test data, construct, and execute exploratory, system, regression, migration, back-end, and user acceptance tests, and determine whether to create any complex environments or any major improvements for the automation frameworks.

  • Write clear and concise defect reports and work as an empathetic advocate for the customer’s quality experience.  Triage and prioritize defects for remediation, with the development team.

  • Conduct exploratory testing to find bugs that other testing means would not find during every sprint and drive testing workshops.

  • Wherever possible, conduct functional test and ensure their readability (clear, succinct, and using common business jargon) as well as tests must be maintainable (built with reusable domain specific testing language components)

  • Build and design testing for automation

  • Analyze industry best practices to recommend improvements to methodology, test environments and workflow to promote an efficient and cost-effective UAT process.

  • Collaborate actively with the development team

  • Embed with development teams and infuse quality in every phase of the software development lifecycle by providing continuous feedback from QA standpoint regarding standards, user experience, possible performance issues, and future bugs.

  • Participate in product design and requirements analysis, work with the team during project planning to accurately estimate work (data creation, test cases/acceptance test design, test execution, framework design/improvements, scripting tasks, setup environments, etc) and scope release deliverables (prioritizing defects and bugs).

  • Lead end user focused testing activities and inform how product needs to be evolved

  • Create and execute acceptance criteria based on requirements, assessing usefulness of test cases, and adjusting approach where required.

  • Troubleshoot when problems arise and contribute to their resolution in a hands-on manner when necessary.


Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed in this role? We’d love to work with you if you have:


  • University or College Degree or equivalent experience in IT

  • 4+ years of automation skills in VB script, Java (Selenium) or Amdocs Ginger

  • 3+ years of API automation

  • 6 years of testing experience within the capacity of Software Quality Assurance

  • Working knowledge with Java, JavaScript, and Python and other scripting languages

  • Knowledge of testing background in the Canadian financial services industry

  • Transfers knowledge and provide guidance to support business objectives.

  • Contributes to an environment of continuous learning, including the sharing of experience and learning across team members, peers, Scotia partners, and management as appropriate.

  • Participate in identifying personal development needs and pursue development/career opportunities.

  • Adhere to established guidelines of conduct.


What's in it for you?


  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Allyship-We strive to create an inclusive culture where every employee is empowered to reach their fullest potential, respected for who they are, and are embraced through bias-free practices and inclusive values across Scotiabank. We embrace diversity and provide opportunities for all employee to learn, grow & participate through our various Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that span across diverse gender identities, ethnicity, race, age, ability & veterans.

  • Accessibility and Workplace Accommodations- We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Scotiabank continues to locate, remove and prevent barriers so that we can build a diverse and inclusive environment while meeting accessibility requirements.

  • Upskilling through online courses, cross-functional development opportunities, and tuition assistance.

  • Competitive Rewards program including bonus, flexible vacation, personal, sick days and benefits will start on day one.

  • Community Engagement - no matter where you choose to work from; we offer opportunities for community engagement & belonging with our various programs such as hackathons, contests, cooking with friends, Humans of Digital and much more!


Work arrangements: Hybrid




Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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