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Requisition Number:  8489
Position Type:  Permanent
Position Length:  Indeterminate

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Remote Work:  Hybrid Model
Closing Date:  November 28, 2022 23:59 ET

Diversity and Inclusion
We strive to make our policies, programs and workplace more inclusive, respectful and barrier-free. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

We make career growth and professional development a priority. We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and a work environment that supports our diverse workforce.

Let our team know if you need accommodation or support during the recruitment process due to a disability or other reason. We can provide support in multiple ways, from using this site and submitting your application, right through to the interview process. If you are the successful candidate, you can also discuss accommodation needs when you receive your offer.

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Automation QA Analyst

Take a central role
The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.


With our defined-benefit pension plan, benefits, and high flexibility for work life balance - find out more about why we are annually ranked as one of Canada's top employers:  Working Here - Bank of Canada


Information Technology Servcices (ITS)

The Information Technology Services (ITS) Collateral Management Application Service (CMS) team is seeking interested candidates passionate about modern technology, along with innovating QA processes focused around managing financial securities and collateral management.


Our team is in the early process of automating manual test cases and advancing to the implementation of a DevOps toolchain (CI/CD) capable of scheduling the run of automation test suites and monitoring execution status.


You will also have the full support of your leader and team to learn, grow, and further your career through the Bank’s customizable Learning & Development programs across various domains (IT, QA, Cyber, Data Analytics, etc..) and certifications.


What you will do


  • Design and implement automation tests for component, integration or system testing in collaboration with business analysts and developers.
  • Maintain current regression suites and create new automated tests for new feature work.
  • Work in an Agile environment and will provide software testing expertise through coaching and mentoring.
  • Suggesting new approaches to existing or planned testing that leads to a scalable and reliable automation framework
  • Provide detailed configuration and descriptions for passing and failing tests
  • Ensure quality of routine operations process by monitoring and improving the health of the test automation systems and their integration
  • Support our continuous testing practices
  • Perform code review for automated test scripts and troubleshoot issues
  • Collaborate with teams and individuals to both clarify and understand the business needs and technical capabilities


What you need to succeed

You are an effective communicator, self starter, and self-motivated individual looking to learn and contribute significantly to meet the team’s objectives.


In addition, you have:


  • 5+ years of proven experience in test automation as a QA Analyst (or similar role)
  • Mastery with common testing tools, technologies, and frameworks; specifically JavaScript and Cypress
  • Experience with any programming languages: JavaScript (Preferred), Java, Python, HTML
  • Experience with Automation and DevOps CI/CD tools such as: Git, Jenkins, Maven, etc.
  • Experience working in a Scrum team / Agile environment
  • Experience testing web applications, third-party applications, and their integration with other systems (APIs)



  • Background and familiarity testing in a financial, banking, or collateral management environment
  • Experience developing with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Experience developing and maintaining performance test scripts from design, to test execution and reporting of results
  • Experience in automated performance testing tools like JMeter, Soap UI, or NeoLoad
  • Experience in Typescript
  • Any relevant QA and/or Scrum certifications (SAFe, Agile, etc.)


Your education and experience

Any relevant combination of education and experience which demonstrate that you have the experience, and/or are effective at learning and applying new skills will be considered


What if you don’t meet every requirement?

We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. If you are interested in this position, but your experience & abilities do not perfectly align, we highly encourage you to apply. You may be a fit for the position and/or you could be a great candidate for other roles.


What you need to know

  • Language requirement: English or French essential
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Be eligible to obtain Secret 
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.
  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and further to public health guidelines, preventative measures are being taken to ensure health and safety during the recruitment process. All interviews are conducted virtually.  
  • The official title for this position is “QA Systems Testing Analyst ”


Hybrid Work Model #LI-Hybrid

The Bank is conducting a trial of a hybrid working model which provides employees with the flexibility to telework for significant portions of each month. During the trial, employees will be expected to come onsite on those days when they are involved in activities that they or their leader feel are better conducted in person and to build connections with colleagues.  For the majority of employees, it is expected that onsite time will range from 5 to 10 days per month, depending on your role.  You must live in Canada, and within reasonable commuting distance of the office. 


Vaccination Policy

Please note that the application of the Bank’s Covid-19 Vaccination policy has been temporarily suspended, effective June 20, 2022.  As a result, you will not be required to submit verification of your vaccination status before starting employment with the Bank.  However, please note that the Bank reserves the right to reintroduce vaccination requirements in the future if necessary to respond to changing public health advice and\or government direction.


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career. For more information on key benefits please visit A great deal to consider


  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $81,895 to $96,310 (job grade 16)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (5 to 7% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (10% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health, dental disability and life and/or accident insurance coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Indexed, defined-benefit pension #LI-POST