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Requisition Number:  9034
Position Type:  Permanent
Position Length:  Indeterminate

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Remote Work:  Hybrid Model
Closing Date:  June 12, 2023 23:59 ET

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The Bank is committed to achieving a workforce that reflects the diversity of our country and is representative and inclusive of all Canadians regardless of race, ethnicity, colour, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socio-economic background or lived experience. By living our values and prioritizing our actions to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion, the Bank ensures broader discussions, better decisions, and a more engaging workplace. 

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.

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We invite you to join an organization where differences are seen as strengths and are recognized, valued and respected. We welcome all candidates to apply and strongly encourage candidates to self-identify if they identify with an Employment Equity designated group (Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Women or Racialized/Visible Minorities). 

Automation QA Analyst

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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 an organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in our environment. 

Building on the principles that have always guided us – excellence, integrity and respect – we strive to be forward-looking and innovative, to welcome people with diverse perspectives and talents, and to earn trust by living up to our commitments and by clearly explaining the intent of our policies and actions.  

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


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About the position  

We are seeking interested candidates with a background in software testing and strong interpersonal skills to join a Scrum Team of dedicated and innovative professionals. You will have the opportunity make key contributions that will be crucial in creating and updating critical financial, trading, and market collection systems which support major financial institutions, central banks, and the citizens of Canada. These operations go on quietly and efficiently behind the scenes, every day—typically around 2000 transactions a day, valued at about $100 billion. 


Further – 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 

As a QA Analyst, you collaborate with the Scrum Team to understand the implementation of features by questioning how those features will handle various scenarios and apply your testing experience and expertise to ensure that automated tests are performed at the accurate level (unit, service or UI layer).  


More specifically you will: 

  • Develop acceptance criteria and test cases (automated or otherwise) for the product; 

  • Create and contribute to mechanisms to enable easy testing of all code in a timely and effective manner; 

  • Break down work to the smallest valuable and feasible increment; 

  • Estimate capacity, velocity and throughput to enable accurate forecasting; 

  • Help improve backlog clarity and maintenance processes; 

  • Research, evaluate and make recommendations that support or improve Scrum Team processes or improve testing 

  • Write the necessary amount of documentation to support the ongoing usage of the products developed by the Scrum Team 

  • Understand the testing framework and mentor others in its usage; 

  • Design and deliver software testing workshops and practice sessions for other team members; 

  • Inspire others to identify the motivating aspects of testing; 


What you need to succeed 

You are an effective communicator with the ability to cultivate trust by contributing to a safe environment for healthy interaction and meaningful collaboration while encouraging a culture of continuous improvement. You also support Agile thinking and enjoy working in rapidly changing environments while innovatively finding solutions to complex problems. 


In addition, you have a strong understanding and/or experience in the following: 

  • Working in a Scrum team / Agile environment  

  • Testing APIs, web applications, third-party applications and their integration with other systems 

  • Developing and maintaining automated test scripts 

  • Using Exploratory Testing techniques 



  • Previous experience working in a financial, banking, and/or payments environment  

  • Using source-control software to manage group software projects (Git, etc..)  

  • Building deployment software to manage test execution 

  • Developing and maintaining performance test scripts 

  • Analyzing customer needs and converting them to User Stories 

  • Modelling business processes 


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. We are ideally seeking candidates with a relevant degree/diploma and 3+ years of relevant experience.  


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 Reliability 
  • Relocation assistance may be provided, if required
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.
  • The official title for this position is “QA Systems Testing Analyst ”


Hybrid Work Model #LI-Hybrid

The Bank offers work arrangements that provide employees with flexibility, enable high-performing teams, and support an excellent workplace culture. Most employees can telework from home for a substantial part of each month as part of the Bank`s hybrid work model, and they are expected on site at the Bank location a minimum of eight days per month to help build connections between colleagues. You must live in Canada, and within reasonable commuting distance of the office.


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 $83,500 to $98,235 (job grade 16)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay. The first tier of performance pay is for successfully meeting expectation, at  5 to 7% of your base salary. The Bank offers additional performance pay for those who exceed 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


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