Scotiabank Quality Assurance Testing Specialist in Bogota, United States

Quality Assurance Testing Specialist

Requisition ID: 22311

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Our group has a strong commitment to promoting a workplace where you feel supported by your supervisors, in a way that ensures your success and that of each customer.

Lead and oversees Enterprise Technology - Quality Assurance in Bogota, Colombia ensuring business strategies, plans and initiatives are executed / delivered in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.

Manage acceptance testing of assigned new and changed systems that affect Executive Offices, Enterprise Applications and Centralized Units. . Control changes in the application systems to maintain system integrity in the Production environment

Main Responsibilities

Direct and guide test teams to ensure the timely delivery of quality products/ functions consistent with the business needs and priorities of Executive Offices, Electronic Banking, Retail Banking, Corporate and Commercial departments (users).

Manage testing for assigned application systems by reviewing and evaluating requirements and design documentation, developing test strategies, approving the preparation of comprehensive test documentation, overseeing daily testing activities and monitoring the ongoing progress of testing.

Participate in work sessions to gain a full understanding of a project and to ensure requirements are adequately documented to allow for their efficient translation to test materials.

Review code implementation strategies to avoid risks during Production delivery; review code changes during testing for implications on overall test plans; provide approval for code promotes.

Analyze outstanding issues impacting the promotion of code to the Production environment and provide direction to minimize associated risks.

Provide ongoing direction, human resources administration, coaching and support to motivate individual and team performance in a stable, professional environment while ensuring department objectives are met.

Evaluate the performance of immediate subordinates through daily monitoring, regular staff meetings, quarterly reviews of objectives vs. accomplishments and annual performance appraisals.

Manage the coordination of day to day testing activities for assigned application systems and project testing efforts with other testing personnel, end users, technical support and development areas.

Review planned activities for future initiatives, participate in forward-planning sessions and identify/ resolve conflicts between initiatives.

Maintain a thorough and current comprehension of supported systems, environment & code configuration, code delivery processes and rapidly advancing Business System and technological changes.

Analyze industry best practices to recommend improvements to methodology to promote an efficient and cost-effective UAT process.

Develop indepth understanding of the relationship between complex systems, their interfacing applications.

Excellent communication and leadership skills to address issues with QA Testing and other department staff who have varying degrees of experience and technological knowledge.

Expert understanding of QAT standards and methodology.

Solid understanding of change process and related systems/ technology to deliver code to QAT servers and the ability to assess the risk and impact of the changes.

Full awareness of current and future projects planned so as to provide strategic recommendations and direction.

Strong analytical, forward thinking, decision making and organizational skills to coordinate both complex code delivery schedules and the allocation of limited resources and to resolve conflicts for multiple projects.

Exercising judgement and initiative in the research and development of recommendations for code management.

Recruitment skills to interview and assess potential candidates, provide recommendations for hiring and identify training requirements

Strong working knowledge of PC's and department-related software including Outlook, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office, HP ALM, Defect/Problem Log Management System,SQL, word processing,excel, v-lookup, and database queries.

•Expertise in SQL, JAVA, Eggplant, OATS, Selenium and automated testing tools are critical as you lead the automation process working cohesively with manual testers and developers to produce nothing short of high quality work in exciting high profile projects to put quality products to market.

•Proven work experience in software development life cycle;

•Proven work experience in software quality assurance testing;

•Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes;

•Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases;

•Experience with writing simple or complex SQL queries for data validation

•Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing;

•Hands-on experience with automated testing tools;

•Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process;

•Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus

•Demonstrable, practical hands on experience with using HP ALM.

•Strong communication skills in both English and Spanish and a demonstrated ability to resolve escalated issues effectively

•Ability to deal with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple competing priorities

•Results focused innovator, passionate about the success of their team.

•Willingness to travel internationally is required.


•A degree in computer science, IT Business/Management or engineering related discipline is desirable,

•3-5 years of demonstrable, practical hands on experience as a Quality Assurance Test Manager.

Location(s): Colombia : Bogota : Bogota

We offer a positive work environment, competitive benefits, social responsibility activities and/or volunteering opportunities. Scotiabank is considered the best financial group to work for in Colombia, having an international presence.

We appreciate your interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

GSGlobales is an inclusive company that respects diversity and does not engage in any form of discrimination