The Opportunity

Vancouver, BC
Information Technology
Full-time - Permanent

PQA has been going strong since 1997! We take pride in our commitment to the communities across Canada in which we are located because we know there is more to life than work. Our team members enjoy opportunities for continuous learning and they work with leading edge companies, technologies and tools. As one of Canada's largest and most established independent software testing companies, we insist on working with 'quality' people who share our passion for doing the job right!

We are growing in Vancouver and are currently looking for an experienced Senior Test Automation Specialist - API to help us do that! This role will be responsible for creating detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans, performance test plans, test reports, user acceptance test plans, traceability matrices and other testing artifacts.

What you'll do


  • Participate in requirement and design planning/review to ensure test plans are traceable to requirements.
  • Design, develop and implement automated software test scripts
  • Manage the creation of test data through test scripts
  • Review unit or integration tests written by developers
  • Perform verification testing
  • Identify and document defects and follow through to their resolution
  • Work closely with developers, project stakeholders and the management team to effectively assure delivery of a quality project

What you'll need


  • 5+ years of automation experience in Oracle SOA, Web UI, API (REST preferred) or backend testing using open source test tools such as Katalon Studio (preferred), Selenium, SoapUI, Postman/Newman, JMeter or Gatling
  • Experience is preferred in working with Oracle 12G database, Oracle PL/SQL, Oracle EBS 12.1.3, Oracle SOA suite 11 and/or Oracle API Gateway
  • Experience with web API development is an asset
  • · Computer Science degree, Engineering degree, or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of experience creating functional and integration tests
  • Experience is preferred in integrating automated tests into CI/CD pipelines with Jenkins
  • Experience with SQL queries
  • Experience working in Agile teams (Scrum preferred)
  • Familiar with Agile frameworks and testing techniques such as ATDD or BDD is an asset
  • Experience with writing performance and/or security tests is an asset

We're looking for

Core Skills

Ability to work in a fast paced environment Strong written and verbal communication skills Software Quality Assurance Sense Of Urgency Multi-Task Creative Problem Solver Attention to detail Analytical Skills Ability to Work Independently Team work

A little bit about us

Professional Quality Assurance Ltd

Who We Are
Professional Quality Assurance (PQA) is one of Canada's premiere nearshore business technology outsourcing providers. Since 1997, we have been helping organizations all over the world reach their quality objectives by delivering scalable, proven, quality-centric managed services. Companies such as Apple, Filogix, CGI, SkillSoft, Computer Associates,, National Bank of Canada, Boeing, Nortel and many others have gained considerable advantage from our Quality Assurance (QA), Testing and eLearning expertise and experience.

We deliver outsourced managed services to our clients with the goal of helping them increase profitability, boost customer satisfaction, manage development cycles and implement quality-centric solutions. We develop innovative approaches and solutions, designed to generate increased efficiencies, competitive advantage and market share for our clients.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

At PQA Testing, we encourage our employees' personal career growth. We have plans in place to make sure that each employee is connected with a mentor to help guide them through their professional development, offer bi-monthly lunch & learns and give our employees chances to attend industry conferences.

Our employee's health and wellness is #1 here at PQA Testing. We offer health incentives for our full-time employees to help them reach their goals of a healthy lifestyle. PQA Testing is always organizing events that involve exercise and our annual Family Day BBQ is one event that definitely brings all of us closer.