Quality Assurance Engineer (Data Team)

R&D · Ottawa, Ontario
Department R&D
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Quality Assurance Engineer (Data Team)


Solink is a different kind of data-analytics software company.  We’ve successfully made surveillance video a source of powerful insight for business owners of franchise and retail chains. We focus on security applications that combat fraud proactively and make it easier for owners to track down problems. Today we focus on loss prevention and in the future, we see every department using video to make data-driven decisions: marketing, operations, even HR.


A job at Solink means working with an amazing team and tackling one of the biggest data problems out there.  We are venture backed and focus on continuous execution to delight our customers.  We have a creative and collaborative work environment, and all of our employees have meaningful equity in the company.


A bit about the role…


The data team at Solink builds and manages a growing list of over 200 integrations to various data systems, including databases, POS’s, access control systems, analytics, API’s and more. These integrations form the basis of Solink’s powerful data analytics platform, which is a critical component of the Solink application. 

As a QA Engineer on the data team, your role will be to validate that all new integrations and changes to existing integrations behave as expected in order to ensure that all of our integrations perform at the highest level. You will do this mostly by emulating user behaviour in the application, but also by using automated tests, reporting tools, data analysis and various other methods. You’ll be working alongside our Development Team where you will have the opportunity to shape and implement the technology and processes to drive forward the data integration and analysis components of Solink.


WHO YOU ARE: 


  • You have a “CAN DO” attitude.
  • You are an out-of-the box thinker.
  • You THRIVE at solving problems and enjoy a good challenge.
  • Team Player with EXCELLENT interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Strong work ethic with a POSITIVE attitude and a PASSION for Quality Assurance.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • 1-3 years of software testing experience, ideally with cloud-based SaaS solutions.
  • Automated test development experience with Cypress, TestCafe or other Automation software.
  • Ability to create, update and review test documentation.
  • Strong data analysis skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to create tests, plan and coordinate load and system integration tests.
  • Interest and ability to learn new tools.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree or higher education (Computer Science or related field is an asset).


SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:


  • Candidates must undergo a criminal records check upon hire;
  • Be a Canadian Citizen (dual citizens included), or eligible to work in Canada;
  • Be willing to comply with Solink’s own security policies and standards.


WHAT WILL YOU DO?


  • Proactively drive all testing activities for the data integrations we manage.
  • Collaborate closely with other Team and cross-functional departments. 
  • Plan, estimate, prepare and execute Test Cases and Test Scripts to ensure the quality deliverables.
  • Write and maintain automated tests to support regression and health check testing.
  • Identify test requirements from specifications, map test case requirements and design test coverage plan.
  • Execute and evaluate manual or automated test cases and report test results.
  • Ensure that validated deliverables meet functional and design specifications and requirements.
  • Isolate, replicate, and report defects and verify defect fixes.
  • Manage QA risks and mitigation plans.
  • Become an expert user of our SaaS platform, from the perspectives of customer end-users and platform administrators (using our web management application).
  • Design, document, and execute new feature and regression test plans and cases.
  • Participate with the development team to understand upcoming new features and create new test cases.
  • Design and perform brain engaged testing, thinking out of the box, doing the unpredictable.
  • Continuously improve processes.


WHAT IS SOLINK?


Solink is transforming conventional data into ‘smart’ data. Solink connects and synchronizes brick-and-mortar business systems like video + Point of Sale data, to create insight into loss prevention, security, and operations issues. We find new and powerful ways for businesses to get real value from the data and footage created daily by their standard systems.


We’re one of Ottawa’s fastest growing companies. We're not just a tech and security company - we are rapidly evolving the way that we use and think about video security, data analytics and technology. We're enhancing the status quo to positively impact clients and customers' businesses.


We’re on a steep growth trajectory, which means lots to do, lots to learn, and lots to experience! What an exciting adventure ahead - and our Solinkians make the greatest travel companions… 

Solink thrives because of our team; we know that in our business and in our daily work, people make all the difference. We’re looking for people who are driven by curiosity, hungry to innovate and striving to make an impact. 


WHY WORK AT SOLINK? 


Working with us means you’ll be working for a company that values your input and allows you to bring your ideas to life.  We offer a collaborative, creative, supportive work environment with a culture that is undeniably fun… 


All that - PLUS we offer…..


  • Flexibility in your chosen hours of work by helping you get "stuff" done (encourages that work life balance);
  • Opportunities for growth based on merit, skill, and initiative;
  • Friendly, welcoming and team-oriented atmosphere that fosters collaboration;
  • Creative and innovative environment that mentors, supports, motivates and inspires you to make an impact;
  • Interesting and exciting assignments ranging in size, type and complexity;
  • An “open-door” policy where communication and brainstorming is encouraged;
  • A really positive and fun environment working with an incredibly ENERGETIC team;
  • Competitive salary reviewed annually;
  • Fully paid Health / dental benefits offered immediately (an additional $500 spending account for items that aren’t covered in our AMAZING benefits program);
  • Monthly reimbursement toward a health and wellness; 
  • Extracurricular SOLINKIAN social events (annual “solink-o de mayo”, so-learns, sports teams,  so-lunches, team builders, and much more)
  • Please note: While we are currently operating remotely during the pandemic, in future, we may require work from the office.


We know that everyone has different experiences and that’s what makes all of us so unique. Solink is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re looking at building our team of great people and we know that comes in various forms. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment and we encourage all candidates with interest to apply. We will provide accommodation on request through all parts of the selection process. 


HOW TO APPLY?


Please submit your cover letter and resume addressed to Chewbacca outlining why you would be the right fit for this position.  


Solink welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process

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  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Department
    R&D
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level