Sears Canada QA Test Automation Engineer in Greater Toronto, Ontario


Downtown Toronto Ontario


Join a hand-picked team of experts at the new Sears Canada Initium Commerce Lab, a ground breaking initiative focused on reinventing retail and redefining the shopping experience for Canadian consumers. We're looking for designers, coders and hackers to pair your expertise with our retail experts in the evolving world of online and in-store commerce. Come explore and re-imagine every aspect of the Sears customer journey in our new downtown innovation lab.


The QA Test Automation Engineer will serve as subject matter expert on development of testing approaches and methodologies related to testing tools. The position requires the ability to understand business requirements and system designs in order to select, develop and utilize automated testing. The position also includes managing relationships with clients and peers.


The job functions listed below represent the essential job duties and responsibilities of the above-listed position.

  • Develop and execute automated test scripts for requirement validation, regression, performance, security and compliance testing

  • Create and maintain a reusable and configurable set of automated tests.

  • Identification and creation of reusable test data, particularly for automated testing

  • Develop quality assurance standards and track quality assurance activities

  • Learn and apply project high-level and detailed business requirements

  • Participate in test strategy, test estimation and planning discussions

  • Draft test artifacts, including Test Plans, Business Test Scenarios and Requirements Traceability Matrices

  • Create and maintain change tickets related to testing initiatives

  • Create and execute SQL scripts to be used for test validation

  • Document test results and assist with defect management

  • Produce status reports related to the testing process, including test results and defect tracking

  • Perform analysis related to enhancements to applications

  • Review and maintain all project documentation in accordance with department procedures

  • Assist with technical artifacts (such as use cases and system specifications) and engage in technical discussions

  • Maintain understanding of current and new testing technologies

  • Participate in Lessons Learned or Project Review sessions, and identify potential work process improvements

  • Communicate effectively with constituents at all levels

  • Assist with team training as needed

  • Provide on-call production support as required

  • Other responsibilities as assigned

  • Travel may be required (10%)


  • Bachelor's degree with a preferred focus in Computer Science or commensurate experience

  • Minimum 3 – 5 years of experience as a Quality Assurance tester with focus on automation

  • Experience in using SoapUI, Selenium, MS-Test Manager, HP QTP or similar test tools

  • Strong programming background (Java Script, VB/VBScript, C# or VC++)

  • Experience developing and executing automated and manual test scripts for requirement validation, integration, regression, performance and usability testing

  • Experience with change management and defect tracking tools

  • Ability to lead testing activities and recommend process improvement opportunities

  • Readiness to learn and implement new processes

  • Experience in creating SQL scripts

  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to manage business relationships

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, and written and verbal communications

  • Proficient in MS Office

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive information

System ID: 2016-37612

Job Type (EN): Full Time

Job Industry (Choose up to 3 industries) (EN): Retail In-Store

Career Level (EN): Experienced