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Deke: Quality Assurance Lead

Deke

This is a Full-time position in Collingwood Corner, NS posted April 2, 2021.

THE COMPANY Deke is an expert media company, creating the information and tools for CEOs, founders, professionals and other experts to become prolific high-value contributors to major national news and trade media outlets.

Deke has a strong and growing customer base and recently completed its first outside capital raise to invest in underlying data and software platforms.

Deke was founded in Wheat Ridge, Colorado in 2013 where the company headquarters and editorial operations reside.

In 2020 Deke opened its data analytics and software engineering operations in Collingwood, Ontario.

Deke’s mission is to create an important new source of high-information, data-driven analysis, insight, and commentary on complex subjects for audiences and publications that serve them throughout the world.

THE ROLE We are hiring a QA Lead to support the development of Deke’s news platform.

We are looking for individuals who have interest in platform development and AI powered tools.

The QA lead will collaborate with the data and software development team to create our AI SaaS platform.

Lead the QA team for the project with design, development and execution of QA tasks.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: White-box, Functional, Test Automation and Performance testing.

Develop stable and robust automated regression tests and test automation frameworks.

Create test plans and write/execute manual tests for backend Java applications and APIs.

Perform scalability and load testing of APIs, Services and Big Data Pipeline Jobs.

Work effectively with the Development team to quickly isolate, report & debug issues &bugs.

THE EXPECTATIONS Proven track record working with/for SaaS companies5+ years of experience designing and executing test scenarios and casesInterested in the news media industryAbility to oversee and execute test cases in early stagesWork with software developers to develop unit testsImplement metrics and tools for test coverage and performance while developing and advocating for software QA processes and quality systems that fit into a sprint-based agile development processesDevelop a realistic forward looking road map to further develop QA process as the business growsManagement of engineering requirements and traceability to test coverage while extending and improving current root-cause analysis processesSupport risk analysis, and failure mode effect analysis processLead and manage QA team, and potentially external QA contractorsClear understanding about the applications business area and its requirementsFamiliarity with the varied test-program issues such as test data managementTest design, and test development experienceExperience using associated test data to design and develop test procedures and casesInteract efficiently with the development team THE INDIVIDUAL You bring a wealth of experience bringing technology to lifeYou have distinctive problem-solving skills and impeccable business judgmentYou possess excellent written and verbal communication skillsThrive in a fast paced, but rewarding environmentA curious nature and a drive to continuously learn and improveDrive innovation and streamline overall Testing Process THE QUALIFICATIONS Undergraduate degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or other related fieldGraduate degree in Software Quality Assurance is an assetExperience as a Lead Software Quality Assurance (5+ Years)Hands-on experience writing an executing test cases (5+ Years)Experience with configuration management, version control, and software staging processes and toolsEffective leadership and communicating skills on a peer to peer level across development teamsDeep understanding of SQA challenges at each phase of the SDLCFamiliarity with JIRA or other issue tracking softwareExperience with enterprise-technology, SaaS, outsourcing, or start-up is an asset THE OFFER We are a group of ambitious individuals who are passionate about creating a revolutionary machine learning company.

At Deke, you will have a significant career development opportunity and a chance to contribute to one of the most unique AI startups in North America.

Salary range $70,000 $90,000 JOB TYPE This is a permanent full time position.

EXTRA BENEFITS Comprehensive medical benefits, including health, vision, and dental insurance.

THE LOCATIONFound on the shores of Georgian Bay, Collingwood is located between the worlds longest freshwater beach and five ski hills that offer year round activities.

Recreational activities in and around Collingwood include surfing, swimming, hiking, biking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, caving, cross country and downhill skiing to name a few.

The extensive network of trails in the area connect between the Georgian Trail and Bruce Trail.Only 90 minutes from Toronto, Collingwood has a thriving population boasting big city amenities in a small-town, harbourfront community with thriving businesses and plenty of recreational opportunities.