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Title Quality Assurance Analyst
Division Information Technology Services
Category Support Staff
Type Full-time/Probationary
Incumbent Vacant
Salary $31.56 – $36.58 per hour
Band I
Hours 37.5 hours per week
Campus Casa Loma
Effective Date ASAP
  • Executes the quality assurance function throughout the software development life cycle.
  • Identifies the standards or guidelines to be followed in developing the software product; develops test plans, performs reviews of code changes by Programmer Analysts.
  • Provides direction, advice and assistance to business users in the performance of User Acceptance Testing of the code changes.
  • Identifies and documents all defects found during testing by the incumbent or during User Acceptance Testing; works with business users and other ITS staff to have all anomalies corrected before approval is given for implementation into Production.
  • Assists business users in the set up and conduct of tests of new software; provides direction and guidance on the use of and access to the test environment.
  • Authorizes the implementation into Production of all code changes.
  • Identifies lack of compliance with standards and determines corrective actions.
  • Verifies that lifecycle documents prepared by the user, Business Analyst and Systems Analyst are prepared and kept current and consistent.
  • Tests the revised code to determine whether the changes satisfy the business users’ needs as documented in the business requirements and technical specifications documents.
  • Assists the Project Manager in identifying the standards or guidelines to be followed in developing the software products.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.  
  • Three year diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Computer Studies or Information Technology, or an equivalent education and experience.
  • Minimum eight years’ progressive experience as a Programmer Analyst, Systems Analyst and/or Quality Assurance Analyst in Information Technology and experience in a software development environment.
  • Proven working knowledge with SQL, Oracle Forms, Oracle Designer and Report Builder in a Unix and/or Microsoft environment, including experience in the implementation of QA processes and procedures in a software development environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of QA techniques and methodologies, gained through certification or a combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good technical writing, estimating, analytical, problem solving and creativity skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills; able to meet tight deadlines and changing priorities without compromising quality.
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member of a project team.
  • Ability to learn new technologies and apply them in appropriate circumstances.
  • Ability to work in an environment where a diversity of people and situations are encountered. 
Interview process may consist of a practical skills component.
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To Apply
To apply submit a covering letter and resume combined in one (1) document.
Preference will be given to qualified internal candidates in accordance with the applicable collective agreement. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.
Competition # 13-003
Closing Date January 25, 2013