Automation Test Engineer

Category: Testing/Quality Assurance
City: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Position ID: J0120-0809
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description


We offer the opportunity to work with Canada’s largest Information Technology Outsourcing and Management Consulting Company with a true global presence in a fast-paced and energetic atmosphere where your personal and professional growth is accelerated by your desire and sense of commitment. CGI’s continuous growth is a testament to the confidence clients place in them and to the dedication of their professionals. At CGI, all employees are called members because they feel a powerful sense of ownership and accountability. Members at CGI are building their own company – in 100+ offices worldwide. CGI has the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for clients.

Position Summary:

As a Quality / Automation Test Engineer you are able to demonstrate your automation skills within a large transformative Customer Information System (CIS) project. The Quality / Automation Test Engineer will help build and drive efficiencies into the customer information system using the latest tools in a fast-paced and highly complex environment. You will help with the overall planning, design, development, implementation and execution of Systems Integration Testing (SIT) and End-To-End (E2E) testing phases as defined by the project.

Here's your chance to Live Locally and Work Globally!

Required Level of Education:

• Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Computer Science with concentration in object oriented programming; Java preferred


• Perform requirements analysis and quality risk analysis

• Conditioning manual test cases to be suitable for automation

• Be proficient in at least two test automation tools

• Have demonstrable intermediate skills in Java or C#

• Support creation of Test Strategies & Test Plans

• Develop and maintain test cases, automated scripts, and traceability matrices

• Facilitate the identification and preparation of test data

• Ensure quality processes are followed

• Execute system and integration test scripts

• Detect, log, and retest defects

• Participate and contribute to the Lessons Learned Sessions

• Participate in knowledge transition activities

• Communicate progress of testing activities to the team/test lead or directly to client

• Produce “client" and “internal" status reports

• Maintain a solid understanding of software testing best practices, methodologies, and terminologies

• Coach and mentor other members

Required Experience:

• Practical hands on automation test experience

• Solid grasp of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

• Experience developing automated testing for web-based GUI testing, REST API testing, and/or performance and load testing

• Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with Client Stakeholders, Senior Management, and/or technology partners

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Strong written and oral communication skills

• Positive attitude

• Ability to build consensus and resolve interpersonal challenges

• Ability to provide information and ideas in a clear, comprehensive, concise and organized manner

• Experience working with industry standard test management tools (ex. JIRA, Micro Focus ALM, etc.)

• Experience working with CI tools (ex. Jenkins)

Nice to Have:

• ISTQB Certified Foundation Level (and/or other industry recognized testing certifications)


  • Test Strategies
  • Test Planning & Implementation
  • Test Case / Script Development
  • Testing Environments
  • Selenium
  • SoapUI

What you can expect from us

Build your career with us.

It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change—supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

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CGI is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.