QA Lead

Reporting directly to the CTO, you will be responsible for testing new and existing features within a Ruby on Rails environment and for helping design and implement scalable quality-focused processes for our data-rich technology platform. As a critical member of OMX's development team (and our first dedicated QA hire), you'll have an exceptional degree of autonomy as you help us reinvent complex supply chain procurement for the 21st century. This is an excellent opportunity for someone passionate about building processes for reliability and growth within a well-funded start-up environment.

OMX is a collaborative platform for accessing procurement opportunities and analyzing the economic impact of organizations in complex global supply chains. Our goal is to encourage the growth of small technology and manufacturing companies, in part by leveraging the obligations of large defence manufacturers to government.

Why join OMX?

  • We're solving a big, complex, technology problem that no one else is tackling. Your brain will probably hurt, but mostly in a good way.
  • We're a small, focused company that likes being small and focused. There's no deadwood here. No office politics. Just a core group of people who love their jobs.
  • The coffee maker is always on, we open the bar on Friday afternoons, and our open concept office off Queen West is sometimes occupied by dogs and yoga.

What you'll need

  • Extensive SaaS testing experience in a startup or early stage software company, including:
    • functional testing
    • UI / UX / browser compatibility / device compatibility testing
    • integration / end-to-end testing
    • performance testing
    • negative / abuse / security testing
    • automated testing
  • Proven ability to create detailed test plans, test scenarios and automated test scripts
  • Wide breadth of familiarity with popular QA technologies, including testing automation
  • Familiarity with OWASP and/or other web security practices
  • Experience with responsive and mobile-first design
  • Comfortable with usability principles, web standards and accessibility guidelines
  • Experience with Jira, BugZilla or other incident management software

What we'd also love to see

  • Experience in a Ruby on Rails / PostgreSQL environment
  • Familiarity with principles of database design and architecture
  • Familiarity with object-oriented methodology
  • Familiarity with basic principles of database design and performance-related optimization
  • Familiarity with Agile and waterfall software processes

Your greatest assets

  • Breaking things
  • Passionate about quality, reliability and scalability
  • Superior personal communication and presentation skills
  • Detail-oriented and accountable for deadlines and quality of work
  • Knowledgeable about current trends, technologies and constraints with the web, mobile and social media ecosystems
  • Equally comfortable discussing technical and business requirements
  • Enthusiastic about working in a collaborative team environment
  • Interested in ongoing learning from peers, stakeholders and clients

Your ideal background

  • Minimum three years in a comparable role
  • Degree or certificate in quality assurance, computer science or other related formal education
  • Visible participation in the Toronto development community (e.g. conference speaking engagements, development blog, etc.)

To Apply

Send us your resume and a cover letter explaining how your experience relates to this role. Local and commuter candidates only, please. No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins.

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