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    Title Sr. Systems Analyst
    Location Ottawa, ON
    Start Date 11-02-2020
    Language English
    Salary Negotiable
    Security Clearance Reliability Status
    Duration 12+ months
    Date Posted 10-19-2020
    Job ID 12007
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    Maplesoft Group is currently seeking a Sr. Systems Analyst to join one of our clients located in Ottawa


    The Sr. Systems Quality Assurance Lead Service Provider will provide quality assurance leadership, as well as perform manual testing, to ensure the delivered solution meets the technical specifications and design requirements. The role may participate in the test automation effort to support other test engineers.

    Tasks include but are not limited to:
    • Plans, coordinates and oversees activities related to the Quality Assurance activities for enterprise information systems
    • Provides technical guidance on major upgrades to enterprise applications
    • Conduct project risk identification and mitigation action planning with the team
    • Assist team in project coordination of technology team (system analysts and infrastructure analysts)
    • Work with Continuous Delivery team on promoting the use of and adoption of test automation
    • Leads the provision of expertise for the complex elevated technical support issues including solution lifecycle management
    • Promptly escalate issues, which affect product delivery and quality that are beyond scope of influence and report same to reporting manager
    • Conduct system wide requirement analysis and design
    • Understand the functional and technical aspects of the application to be tested (Azure API, web application, integration services like Biztalk or LogicApps) through stories, network topology, data flow diagrams, data contracts, etc.
    • Review stories and request clarifications as needed until clear and testable 
    • Provide testing estimates
    • Write test strategy and test plan
    • Define and prioritize the test cases to be covered
    • Identify the test cases to be automated
    • Identify, assign and follow-up on testing prerequisites completion
    • Write detailed test cases in Microsoft Azure DevOps (ADO) with feature/story traceability
    • Execute manual tests in ADO
    • Coordinate integration testing, UAT and production deployment testing
    • Make sure testing results are timely populated in ADO and maintain testing dashboards
    • Make sure bugs are reported and follow-up on resolution and retest.
    • Monitor status of schedules automated tests execution in all environments
    • Provide accurate and detailed weekly task reports
    • Conduct configuration and team management of own work
    • Mentor junior team members with the assistance of PM/Architect
    • Demonstrated Quality Assurance Leadership
    • Experience in creating test plan and test cases
    • Test automation skills
    Other Skills Required:
    • Passionate about quality
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Detail oriented
    • Tenacious
    • Quick learning capabilities
    • Good communication skills
    • Strong time management and organization skills
    • Experience in test coordination for small teams
    • Experience with testing APIs and web application
    • Knowledge of SQL server
    • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Demonstrated application of  technical problem solving and analytical tools and techniques
    • Adhere to QA community of practice guidelines
    • Conduct peer-reviews and lead reviews and provide feedback
    • Review system’s models, specifications, diagrams and charts to provide direction to programmers and manage third party vendor (managed services) relationships
    • Provide accurate and detailed weekly task reports
    • Ensure system tests complement unit and integration tests
    • Conduct configuration and team management of own work
    • Mentor junior team members with the assistance of PM/Architect
    • Object-oriented programming skills
    • Knowledge of Enterprise Integration patterns
    • Knowledge of BizTalk
    • Knowledge of, web services (,, VB 6.0, C++, JavaScript, HTML, XML, OOA and OOD Concepts)

    Maplesoft Group prides itself on its distinct corporate culture and recognizes that success is a direct reflection of our most valuable asset - our people.  Therefore, attitude and ambition are key personality traits we seek out, along with skill and aptitude, in potential employees.


    Maplesoft Group is committed to having a diverse, representative workforce and continuing to build an inclusive environment. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Maplesoft Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants irrespective of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans’ status, Aboriginal peoples or any other legally protected factors.


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