Can you explain in detail the difference between an inner join and outer join? Can you recite a join syntax from memory? Do you know what SQL Constraints are? If the answers are obvious to you and you want to immerse yourself in complex SQL Quality Assurance challenges, then this role may be for you.

A SQL software company’s business continues to grow and we’re searching for a Senior API QA person to join their growing team.

The ideal candidate will have strong theoretical SQL skills, strong API & integration testing experience, possesses a programming background and has chosen to take Quality Assurance as their desired career path.

Great career potential with a growing young company. You will obtain diverse experiences and an opportunity to grow professionally via these experiences.  They offer a relaxed work environment, walking distance to eateries and the GO Train, and healthcare spending account.

About the Job

The purpose of this role and why this role exists

  • Ensure their software product is of the highest possible quality

Top Responsibilities

The part that you play in this organization, and specific duties you are measured against

  • Review requirements and technical design documents, where they exist, to provide timely QA estimates,
  • Develop test cases and plans, prioritize, coordinate and perform manual testing activities for multiple simultaneous projects
  • Ensure all user stories have adequate detail in the acceptance criteria as input to test case development
  • Ensure that quality issues and defects are appropriately identified, documented, tracked, and resolved
  • Assist in reproducing issues reported by clients (as needed)

Some of the Experiences & Background we’d like to see

All the things you’re good at because you’ve done most of these before

    • 5 years experience performing QA within software companies (vs. banks or insurance companies) and strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes
    • 3 years experience testing APIs and ETL
    • Excellent Microsoft SQL knowledge, SQL theory and principles, creating queries, joins, indexes, data migration & integration
    • Integration QA experience, testing APIs and/or ETL is a must-have
    • Experience with creating test cases & plan, manual and automated regression testing, and load testing
    • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
    • Coding experience: Ability to write code or scripts in C# or SQL
    • Knowledge of XML and JSON
    • Quick learner, inquisitive and independent
    • You have the ability to work in a cross-functional team organization
    • You have strong professional communication skills
    • Understand software architecture
    • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science

Additionally Preferred Qualifications

  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Experience with CRMs

About SearchVelocity

Our client has exclusively engaged SearchVelocity to conduct this search on their behalf. We provide recruitment services to technology companies to identify and acquire high-value technology staff. We specialize in the complex assignments. Our principle Rick Stomphorst brings 25+ years of broad experience with software companies and IT professional consulting firms, more than 1/2 of these years as a hiring manager of Technical staff. He knows high-value talent. Learn more at www.searchvelocity.ca

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