Requisition Number:  9760
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  1 year (extension possible)

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Remote Work:  Yes, within Canada
Closing Date:  February 26, 2024 23:59 EST

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
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.

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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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). 

QA Systems Testing Analyst (recent graduate)

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 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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Did you know?

The Bank of Canada acts as the fiscal agent for the Government of Canada, settles the daily transactions of major Canadian banks and their customers, manages its own accounts, and holds Canadian dollar securities for other central banks. The Bank also provides banking services to the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Crown corporation that insures eligible Canadian bank deposits.

These operations go on quietly and efficiently behind the scenes, every day—typically around 550 transactions a day, valued at about $40 billion.


What you will do

Are you a new or soon-to-be graduate looking to start your career in software development and test automation? We have several opportunities in our highly functional Banking Operations Scrum Teams that will allow you to take a hands-on test automation development role where you will be able to:

  • Work with the Scrum Team and Product Owner to take on work that brings value to our stakeholders and clients
  • Analyze User Stories and determine the best approach to validate the acceptance criteria
  • Write test automation code in java using testing frameworks and libraries (such as Selenium)
  • Contribute to building pipelines by creating or enhancing DevOps components


What you will need to succeed

We will require you to be an effective communicator, self-starter and team player with an affinity for continued learning and self-improvement.  You will need to demonstrate your ability to think innovatively to find solutions to complex problems and act as a change contributor to get things done.  We are also looking for someone who enjoys working in rapidly changing environments who can cultivate trust by contributing to a safe environment for healthy conflict and meaningful collaboration as well as foster a culture of continuous improvement.


Key technical skills

Experience or strong willingness to learn a subset of the following: 

  • Programming in Java, using test libraries such as Selenium
  • Working in Jenkins to build and deploy code
  • Tracking issues in Jira
  • Working on group software projects using GitHub
  • Leveraging software testing methodologies and best practices


Education and experience

For your candidacy to be considered, you must be a recent graduate of a Bachelor of Computer Science program or equivalent. The completion date for your degree must be between December 2021 and May 2024.


Job grade 14

  • Less than 1-2 years of relevant experience


Job grade 15

  • 2+ 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 
  • There will be no relocation assistance provided
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available. 


Remote work / Hybrid Work Model #LI-Remote

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. For this position, should you not live within reasonable commuting distance of the office, you will be able to work 100% remote (within Canada) for the duration of this term. 

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 $69,300 to $81,530 (job grade 14)
  • 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 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 and dental coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Option to join the indexed, defined-benefit pension plan after 24 consecutive months of service #LI-POS


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