Senior QA Analyst, Cloud and Big Data

Published date: 2021/03/25
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Primary responsibility for this role is to provide appropriate quality assurance services for projects and releases to ensure the highest possible quality. We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented senior QA Analyst to work with the TMX analytics team. TMX Analytics manages a wide variety of data ingestion pipelines to collect and analyze level 2 market data from all North American exchanges in one centralized big data warehouse which supports hundreds of use cases and advanced analytics at scale.

Reporting to the Head of Enterprise Data Delivery, the Senior QA analyst will be responsible for ensuring product quality and end-to-end testing with every application within the deployment environment. You will be involved in test case authoring, maintenance and execution of functional, integration and regression test suites. You will be responsible for reporting comprehensive, self-explanatory defects and work with our development team and support team to ensure all our products meet set quality standards throughout the software development lifecycle.



Your Key Accountabilities and Contributions

  • Act as a key resource and provide support within the team

  • Act as a reference in the QA team in terms of business knowledge and commitment

  • Provides leadership on daily basis and be available for the operational team

  • Identify and evaluate the risks related to the quality of the applications

  • Participate in a quality culture based on customer satisfaction and continuous improvement and quality

  • Able to convert financial business requirements into test cases and test scenarios

  • Develop and enhance new and existing test cases, test plan, and test strategies

  • Create and execute automated and manual tests using established standards and procedures

  • Manage defect tracking, monitor and report results

  • Report QA status, as appropriate, to keep project stakeholders informed on deliverables and timelines

  • Manage and set up test environments

  • Recommend innovative ideas to automate to reduce manual effort

  • Build and Maintain Automation Framework

  • Assist in training and mentoring of new staff

  • Design and deliver formal or informal training

  • Support UAT work with the Client to ensure the best quality possible

  • Recommend process and technical improvements

  • Demonstrate an ability to adapt to new environments, learn new technologies quickly and be a team player with a positive spirit

  • Able to coordinate and perform all testing activities as defined by the Post Secondary education, preferably in a Computer Science / Quality Assurance Management discipline


Must Haves: 

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in software quality assurance

  • Minimum 5 years hands-on experience with automated testing tools

  • Previous experience in Capital Markets Industry, specifically with equity markets and data quality management 

  • Strong understanding of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes

  • Familiarity with Agile frameworks

  • Proven experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases

  • Experience working in AWS, with big data technologies including Hadoop, Spark, Hive,   

  • Strong SQL skills, Python testing with requests

  • Experience with Automation of Software application testing

  • Experience with Tools such as Selenium

  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, technical, and troubleshooting skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Attention to detail


Nice to Have(s):

  • Agile/waterfall software development process

  • Ability to multitask

  • Must be a self-starter with ability to follow through on projects assigned



TMX is committed to creating and sustaining a collegial work environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect and one which reflects the diversity of the community in which we operate. We provide accommodations for applicants and employees who require it.



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