Automation and Tool Development Engineer

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Department: Development

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Come and work for the Best Employer in BC!

Hootsuite is looking for an Automation and Tool Development Engineer to join the Engineering team in our Vancouver office. The ideal candidate is passionate about software and shipping high quality products to customers.

Under the general direction of Senior Quality Assurance Engineers, the Test Automation Engineer scopes, designs, implements, and maintains test automation and performance testing frameworks. Success in this role requires coding skills as well as a deep understanding of Quality Assurance principles and Continuous Integration methods.

The Test Automation Engineer creates smoke and regression test scripts to test product functionality and integration with dependencies. He/she will test API 's, user interfaces, web services, and/or web apps and write performance, load and stress tests.  

The Test Automation Engineer will apply proven analytical and problem solving skills to help validate IT processes through careful testing in order to enhance product quality.

This is an entry-level position and we intend to provide the required training to a passionate candidate with the required skill set.

Responsibilities:

  • Creation of Test Automation Frameworks and Test Automation Suites for IOS, Android and Web apps and services  
  • Performing manual tests alongside the rest of the quality assurance team

Required Skills & Experience:

  • This position is open to new graduates with co-op or no experience.
  • Excelled written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of software quality assurance tools and best practices
  • Understanding of of software engineering techniques
  • Understanding of SDLC
  • Knowledge of SQL

Bonus Assets:

  • Database management with MySQL or MongoDB
  • Strong interest in social media
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