Software QA Analyst

EXFO inc. - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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EXFO develops smarter network test, monitoring and analytics solutions for the world’s leading telecommunications service providers, network equipment manufacturers and webscale companies—and we love what we do! With nearly 1,900 employees in more than 25 countries,

EXFO is no. 1 worldwide in fiber optic test solutions and has the largest active assurance deployment. Our broad portfolio of intelligent hardware and software solutions enable our customer’s network transformations related to fiber, 5G, virtualization and big data analytics. We’re always looking for top talent to help us lead the way in a thriving industry with boundless opportunities.

Job summary

Your primary responsibility as a Big Data Analyst will be to perform testing of our big data framework software components.

What you’ll do

As part as a new Agile SCRUM team, you will contribute to the development of our big data framework for our monitoring and analytics portfolios. Your role as the QA expert will be to identify edge cases and good acceptance criteria for user stories. You will design and perform manual and automated test cases including qualification and performance tests. You will design and perform manual and automated test cases to validate the different features. You will write detailed descriptions of issues found during testing and discuss them with your team. Finally, you will participate in investigations to address and solve functional and performance deficiencies.
If necessary, you may also be required to perform other related duties that may fall under this position.

What we’re looking for

Technical skills

  • Proficient in quality assurance principles, theories, and concepts. Understanding of the different types of tests and their role (unit, integration, functional, etc.);
  • Able to establish and execute efficient test strategies. Able to design and perform functional and stress tests;
  • Hands on experience with Linux environments;
  • Experience (backend) with SQL Database
  • Exposure to Big Data applications (Hadoop: Hortonworks or Cloudera ecosystem) is desirable;
  • Experience with Big Data databases (Hive, HBase) is a plus;
  • Knowledge of a streaming framework like Kafka or Spark is a plus;
  • Knowledge of robot framework is a plus;
  • Experience/knowledge of a scripting language like python is a plus

Required aptitudes

  • Autonomous and resourceful;
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills are a must;
  • Quick learner;
  • Enjoy working on challenging problems

Must have

Pertinent experience: 5 years QA testing in a high technology environment.

Language requirements: French and English (verbal and written).

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software, or Electrical Engineering.

Other: Must have a Canadian citizenship or be a permanent resident of Canada.

EXFO is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time


  • English (Required)
  • French (Preferred)