Quality Assurance Analyst

GenoLogics Life Sciences Software

July 16, 2015

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Position Overview

We are looking for a Quality Assurance Analyst. Do you enjoy breaking software? Do you find problems and design flaws in everyday things? Are you the person who always notices when a door opens the wrong way or a switch is wired upside down? Do you believe that software should be intuitive to operate and pleasant to use?

The ideal candidate is passionate about software quality and has made this their chosen profession. Comfortable working independently and as part of a collaborative environment, this individual will enjoy the daily challenges associated with enterprise level software. A positive “can do” attitude and willingness to learn about our industry and customer requirements are essential, as well as a willingness to be a customer advocate. This individual must be an adept problem solver that goes beyond the obvious to develop effective solutions. This position will appeal to an individual that thrives in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment offering rich learning opportunities.

GenoLogics develops cutting edge data management products for the life sciences research industry. We develop solutions that matter. If the idea of helping to develop and test complex, high quality, enterprise-grade, multi-tier software products gets you excited, then this is the place.


  • Responsible for defining, developing, documenting tests to uncover defects and improve the overall quality of our software
  • Plan and build effective test environments with useful data
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, information related to test planning, test execution, defect reporting and test results.
  • Thoroughly document and track issues which surface during the testing process
  • Ensure established Agile Scrum software engineering processes are followed, and help improve the processes to improve quality as required.
  • Participate in shared learning with other team members, provide mentorship as appropriate
  • Contribute ideas and suggestions in support of the QA Team’s goal of continuous improvement
  • Work as a member of an Agile team to help plan sprints, identify test requirements, create acceptance criteria and develop test automation that supports the overall testing effort



  • A love of Quality Assurance and an unshakeable belief in its importance in shipping great software
  • A track record that includes being part of a team which completed and shipped successful products
  • Minimum two years Quality Assurance experience, preferably working with enterprise level software
  • Knowledge of multiple test methods: exploratory, unit, acceptance, functional, integration and many more…
  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix operating systems
  • Experience participating in an Agile Scrum software development environment


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Diploma in Computer Science or Information Technology or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of at least one scripting language and experience with test automation using scripts
  • Experience automating tests against REST or similar web-based application APIs
  • Understanding of common database concepts, experience with PostgreSQL or Oracle and basic SQL skills
  • Familiarity with both Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Experience with server applications stacks and frameworks (JBoss, Tomcat, Grails)
  • Understanding of cloud-based systems and cloud-targeted deployment
  • Understanding of modern release management concepts

Working at GenoLogics

The GenoLogics Philosophy

The GenoLogics philosophy is that to build a great company, you must first and foremost be a great employer. This means creating a workplace that is both inspiring and rewarding – one with shared purpose and meaning. GenoLogics produces more than world-class software; we develop solutions to help advance the early detection, prevention and treatment of diseases such as cancer. To achieve this vision, we’ve created a flat, boundaryless team environment where communication is open and decision-making is transparent. It is the creativity, energy and savvy of our people that enables our success as an organization.

GenoLogics isn’t a job – it’s an experience.

What makes the GenoLogics Experience unique is the opportunity to:

  • Impact the success of a dynamic company
  • Learn and grow through challenging work and diverse professional development
  • Surround yourself with bright, talented people selected for who they are, not only what they can do
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Application Information

GenoLogics offers an attractive total compensation package including benefits and stock options. We thank everyone for their interest in this position; only short-listed applicants will be contacted. A hiring decision will be made as soon as we find the perfect candidate. Interviewing will be ongoing until such time. Please send your cover letter and resume to careers@genologics.com.

GenoLogics is well positioned for success within its marketplace. GenoLogics has been a proud recipient of both the Human Resources Excellence Award and the Product of the Year Award, as awarded by the Vancouver Island Technology Association (VIATEC).