Senior Software Tester


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Full time

Software Engineering / Software Developer


Aug 28

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute comprehensive test plans, test cases and continuous integration for the System Model within the Matlab environment
  • Collaborate with the development team to understand software requirements and design test strategies accordingly
  • Build and maintain automated test frameworks and infrastructure using GitLab, Git Runners, and Slurm-based HPC resources.
  • Perform various types of testing, including functional, regression, performance, and scalability testing, to ensure code quality.
  • Analyze test results, identify defects, and work closely with developers to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Continuously improve testing processes and methodologies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Monitor and manage test environments, ensuring their stability and availability.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and technologies related to software testing and automation

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in software development and/or testing
  • Proven experience as a Software Test and Automation Engineer
  • Advanced coding skills and experience
  • Experience with Matlab desirable including best practices
  • Extensive experience with GitLab for version control and CI/CD processes.
  • Solid understanding of Linux environments and command-line tools.
  • Previous experience working with Git Runners for test automation.
  • Experience with agile development
  • Experience with Linux clusters and cluster job managers
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and troubleshoot issues efficiently.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Attention to detail and a strong commitment to delivering high-quality software

Specialized Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Creative problem-solver with thorough attention to detail;
  • Highly collaborative team-player who can quickly earn the confidence of co-workers and teammates.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with management, engineering teams and partners / suppliers.
  • Experience with business considerations and practical limitations related to system design and implementation.
  • Ability to prioritize opportunities, needs and resources.
  • An aptitude for and interest in complex technology;
  • Fluent in English, written and oral. French is an asset.

Equipment Used

  • Computers running Windows and Linux
  • Linux Cluster HPC Environment

Decision Making & Supervision

  • In this role, the incumbent will issue recommendations and have influence on the software design, development workflow and testing environment of the Lightspeed System Model
  • This role has no direct reports

At Telesat, we take pride in being an equal opportunity employer that values equality in the workplace.  We are committed to providing the best candidate experience possible including any required accommodations at every stage of our interview process.  All qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview that require accommodations, are advised to inform the Telesat Talent team accordingly. We will work with you to meet your needs.  All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential.

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