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Quality Assurance Specialist

The Opportunity

For 20 years IC Thrive has been helping connect people at work.  We provide a business internal communication platform with the aim to deliver the best employee experience possible, empowering workforces to drive success.  We have an established platform and a diverse customer base, with well over 600 customers served from different countries and 20 different industries, including many recognizable brands.

Our office provides a modern, open and collaborative environment overlooking the North Shore mountains where our team thrives. Our core values are Simplicity, Positivity, Integrity, Creativity, Empathy, and Diversity, and we work our best every day to uphold them. If you're SPICED up like us – consider applying below!

Our history is built on our commitment to a customer-first mentality. We take pride in our work and relentlessly pursue making a real difference, for our customers and for our team.

Role Responsibilities:

As a Quality Assurance Specialist, your goal is to ensure our products are built to the standards set by all levels of the organization:  the dev team, product team, stakeholders, and most importantly our customers.  You will: 

  • Help translate the Product team roadmap into acceptance criteria attached to user stories
  • Discover new, or clarify existing requirements by identifying edge cases
  • Plan, create and execute detailed test cases in conjunction with sprint stories
  • File defects in the backlog encountered when testing new or existing features
  • Partner with developers to help debug and isolate defect root causes and steps to reproduce
  • Be a subject matter expert (SME) for how the product works
  • Collaborate with peers to find optimizations in the dev cycle, to automate and accelerate overall team velocity
  • Manage test and staging environments
  • Design, build and execute automation scripts using open source tools
  • Spread knowledge and best practices regarding how to use the product
  • Demonstrate the software to stakeholders

Role Requirements

  • 2-3 years of QA and/or development experience
  • Strong technical acumen, and attention to detail
  • Excellent written documentation skills and organization
  • Wide environment management experience in Windows/Linux, use of Docker containers
  • Repository deployment and maintenance in Git, BitBucket, etc
  • Development project management tools like JIRA, project charter oversight
  • Experience cataloging and reporting to support technological research programs like SRED, IRAP (bonus)

We are actively interviewing strong potential candidates. We offer a comprehensive package to our employees, including: base plus bonuses, generous paid vacation and sick time, extended medical/dental, bonus days off, health & wellness support, professional development, team activities and much more.  Our office is currently in North Vancouver and the successful candidate will be able to work a flexible schedule.  We are actively interviewing strong potential candidates; please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration. 

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