Job Details

Software QA Automation Tester

Software QA Automation Tester
Accepting BioReady
Full Time

STEMCELL Technologies

not disclosed
British Columbia
Date Posted
07/09/2018 - 10:00
Closing Date
07/10/2018 - 10:00
Job Description

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

The Software QA Automation Tester helps maintain the quality of our software products while embedded in our multidisciplinary Agile/TDD Product team. This role uses both exploratory and scripted test methods with a strong emphasis on analysis, design, and automation. This is a technical position as some development and scripting is required to ensure adequate coverage in our automated build and test suites.

Education & Qualifications: 
  • BSc degree and/or relevant technical experience
  • Demonstrable experience with scripting languages, test automation, relational databases, and T-SQL
  • Possession of excellent analytical skills with an eye for detail
  • Understanding of the entire software development lifecycle
  • Understanding of testing methodologies and their relevance to the product under test
  • Understanding of the difference between blackbox and whitebox testing, and how they can be leveraged for different kinds of automated tests
  • Ability to solve problems under time pressure with frequent interruptions, and work effectively in a variety of roles with both technical and non-technical individuals
  • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion for quality, end-user satisfaction, and continuous improvement
  • Desire to work on something that makes a meaningful contribution to people's lives
Duties & Responsibilities: 

As a member of the Product team you will be accountable to your teammates, working to enhance our software products. You will:

  • Contribute to the steady improvement of our automated test suite and related infrastructure
  • Maintain and execute both automated and manual test suites on an ad-hoc basis and for product releases
  • Define test cases and product configurations based on industry standards and informal requirements
  • Make good technical decisions and design test suites for extensibility and maintainability over time
  • Determine reproduction steps for issues reported by members of the team and/or customer support
  • Assist in and support the delivery of our products to our customers
  • Focus on consistently delivering working software to the standards we expect
  • Collaborate with members of the team to provide just enough design to get the feature we’re working on done, including documentation to support knowledge transfer and deployment
  • Attend and contribute to meetings including standup, retrospective, and iteration planning
  • Adhere to the practices and principles the team and department have committed to
  • Help teammates, share knowledge and experience with them, and learn from them
  • Other duties as assigned
Other Information: 

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities. If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding position, please apply online at