Lead Quality Assurance Engineer

Semaphore Solutions Inc.

April 29, 2014

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Job Category: 
Job Specialization: 
Software Development
Company Overview: 

Semaphore Solutions is a small ambitious company that’s growing fast. We provide full service software consulting to an array of local, regional, and international companies and organizations. We are experts in developing dynamic, highly specialized, complex web and mobile applications for our varied clientele.

Job Summary: 

We are looking for an innovator to lead the quality assurance process at Semaphore Solutions. This is a hands on position where you will be spending the majority of your time doing what you do best, making sure software works right, while also applying your expertise to developing our own processes and automated test systems.

You are an experienced test planner, as capable of determining what needs to be done from a conversation as you are comfortable using detailed requirements. You are eager to work in unique and varied complex customer domains. And you are a savvy hunter, driven to understand what the software needs to do in order to catch it out.

You will join us at our office in beautiful downtown Victoria while spending some days onsite with clients. We support flexible schedules and your need to work from home at times. We would prefer to hire a permanent employee for this position, but we are interested in hearing from you if you're looking for contract work.

What we have to offer you is a collaborative and relaxed work environment, fair trade coffee, tea, beer (yes, craft), kitchen facilities, shower, bicycle storage, darts, easy transit access to our (newly renovated) office door on Johnson Street, good times, and fair to market pay and benefits. 

What we require from you

  • A willingness and ability to advocate for best practices, tools, and processes
  • An eagerness to acquire knowledge and expertise in the varied fields that our customers work in
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to automate whenever feasible
  • The desire and ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • A strong sense of focus and self-motivation
  • The ability to embrace shifting priorities

What we’d also like to see

  • Experience with Linux, OS X, and Windows
  • Experience in testing client-server applications
  • Experience with virtualized environments
  • Experience with a variety of test automation tools
  • An understanding of relational databases and SQL
  • An excellent understanding of Agile development practices
  • Familiarity with performance testing
  • The ability to thrive in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment
How To Apply: 

Please email cover letter and resume to resumes@semaphoresolutions.ca