Our market leading energy client has an immediate need for a Software Tester – QA Analyst to provide testing and quality assurance expertise to the Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) work stream within their ERP program. This is a contract position located out of their Calgary office.
How you will bring value…
The ERP Program is critical to achieve centralized enterprise resource planning, synergy targets and strategic goals for the company. This is a key role to help define and execute the Testing and QA strategy, plan, and execute integrated testing for the HFM workstream (ERP and ecosystem applications) as part of the ERP project. This role will also act as a liaison between Systems Integrators, Testing and QA resources, and internal business and functional testing leads in the HFM workstream.
What you will be doing…
- Collaborate with a team of testing and QA resources across HFM discipline including Systems Integrator (SI) resources.
- Act in a “two in the box” capacity with the SI Integration counterpart – creating work plans, and approaches to fully test the ERP HMF solution.
- Ensure Testing and QA activities are completed in accordance with ERP system releases – planning and monitoring results of test cycles, to support system testing, user acceptance testing, and system go lives.
- Design and implement automation tests based on the agreed-upon regression criteria for quality assurance of the HFM solution (functional, non-functional, security, performance, resilience).
- Creation of HFM stream QA work products – test plans, requirement traceability matrices, test cases, metrics creation, defect tracking, risk and priority, and test evidence collection.
- Works closely with the Project Management Office to ensure timely delivery of data, integrations, systems that are required to complete the testing.
- Define HFM Testing and QA strategy to meet project timelines, requirements, and deliverables.
- Work closely with the technical development team to provide guidance on potential QA solutions.
- Develop criteria to define what is a successful UAT, SIT and QA testing.
- Develop test plans for data conversion – limits, percentages, balances, etc.
- Work with technical developers to understand testing requirements around Hyperion rules and translation.
- Work with the solution architect to define the appropriate test environment structure.
- Evaluate testing strategies and provide guidance.
- Verifying test results and producing test summaries and defect tracking reports.
- Identifying defects and requirement discrepancies.
- Create defect change requests and reporting discrepancies that meets specified automation criteria and work closely with the HFM business analyst and development team.
- Advocate for quality in testing processes and solution development.
- Candidates must be able to develop complex automated tests for all functionality.
- Collaborates with other HFM and Finance application development teams as needed to align testing environments and data needed.
- Maintains evidence to ensure compliance with record retention and SOX policy.
- Participates in cross-functional meetings/presentations pertaining to HFM testing and QA activities.
- Maintains domain Application-System knowledge and keeps abreast of solution development progress.
- Participate in quality assurance testing ensuring all aspects of the HFM testing run smoothly.
- Assists the HFM business in System Integration Testing and User Acceptance Testing.
- Participate in coordinated Testing and QA activities with other HFM team members on-site, and off-shore.
What you will need to succeed…
- Advanced University degree in a related field, e.g., Computer Engineering, MBA or equivalent.
- 7+ years of experience in Hyperion/Finance/IT applications.
- 3+ years of experience as a QA engineer, test engineer, software developer, or similar role.
- Candidates should possess a background in HFM related processes, data, and systems.
- Candidates should also possess experience in automated testing tools, testing processes, and functional QA work products.
- Experience testing Oracle Cloud and EPM software modules including integrations, reports, data conversions and extensions and workflows.
- Experience with organizing end to end testing of complex, large scale, integrated systems.
- Experience working on a large cross-functional project team.
- Experience using Micro Focus ALM Quality Centre.
- Ability to conceptualize the business requirement and deliver innovative solutions
- Knowledge of core business applications such as Hyperion, SAP, or Oracle that are relevant to ERP HFM stream.
- Technical skills such as Microsoft Office tools, automated testing tools.
- Experience testing between on-site and cloud-based applications.
- Good communication skills demonstrated through previous experience in the following contexts:
- Participating in project meetings.
- Technical reviews with developers and SME’s, group training sessions.
- Experience working in a global team, liaising with individuals across a number of time zones.
- Good organizational skills to prioritize tasks and complete work within defined timeframes in a fast-paced program environment.
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