Enterprise Software Quality Assurance Lead, 2 year contract

Job Description

2-year full-time contract (with possible extension)

Siemens Canada Limited Smart Infrastructure / Digital Grid / Software

Siemens Smart Infrastructure is the one-stop supplier for sophisticated energy management technology across the entire energy conversion chain – from power transmission right through to the customer – and makes it possible to adapt smart power grids to future demands, through modernization and capability enhancement. Our technology simplifies the data management, business process execution and control of power grids and ensures an economic, reliable, intelligent, highly available and efficient grid operations. 

One of the business units in the Siemens Smart Infrastructure Operating Company is Digital Grid, which brings to market solutions that over time, are scalable and compliant with industry standards for interoperability and security.  Siemens is making Digital Grid a reality by partnering with utilities and cities to implement their Digital Grid visions. We have major locations in Toronto, Montreal, Fredericton and Regina Canada.  We are looking for the best talent to shape the technology of the future. 

Come build your career in one of the best companies in the world!

Scope of the Position: 

The Software Quality Assurance Lead (QAL) will be responsible for managing the quality aspects for implementation of Siemens software for Client. This is a customer facing role that includes ongoing interactions between client, Siemens software business units, and Siemens clients plus facilitating resolution of any technical matters arising during the client’s implementation process.

It is a position requiring deep knowledge and technical experience with implementing a quality assurance plan for the implementation of utility smart grid software systems.  The QAL will be responsible for managing the quality plan, requirements management, test case management, issue management and resolution, patch management to acceptance for the implementation of Siemens EnergyIP Meter Data Management (MDM) software.  

This role will report to the Head of Digital Grid Software for Siemens Canada and will work closely with the software project implementation team.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Build and manage relationships with project team members, third party vendors, product house, and client areas as appropriate
  • Define and document QA standards, policies and procedures for development of a test plan for the implementation of enterprise class software
  • Ensure the test process effectively tracks test results ensuring roles and responsibilities are clear 
  • Develop and track requirements traceability matrix throughout the project from creation to closure 
  • Lead and coordinate with the project team to develop a Quality Assurance plan that includes test cases that aligns to approved non-functional and functional requirements. 
  • Lead and coordinate the customer to develop acceptance test cases and plan to complete multiple rounds of User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • Lead the development and execution of the test support plan ensuring all parties understand roles and responsibilities for identifying, tracking, triaging, prioritizing, and resolving all project issues per priority
  • Manage customer test environments to comply with security, privacy and change control policies and procedures
  • Effectively manage all aspects of implementation testing, test case management, issue resolution process to enable
  • Providing a channel for inquiries and problem resolution between the client and Siemens
  • Adhering to and enforcing Siemens project processes and methodologies

Qualifications & Expectations:
  • Advanced degree in Business Administration or Industrial/Systems Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Software Quality Lead delivering large and complex enterprise software projects, ideally in the Utilities Smart Grid space
  • Requires leadership characteristics evidenced by clear and concise communications (verbal and written), a positive attitude as well as proven ability to work independently.
  • Very good knowledge of both French and English, written and spoken
  • Excellent knowledge of Quality Assurance & automation best practices, techniques and methodologies
  • Requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide variety of customers and internal stakeholders
  • Strong initiative and motivation with the ability to solve problems
  • Experience with Client test tools
  • Understanding of the underlying technologies and infrastructure used by the applications supported

About us.

We share our ideas and champion the people behind them.

For over 110 years, Siemens Canada has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality and reliability.  Siemens Canada is a technology leader providing comprehensive solutions for Smart Infrastructure, Gas & Power, and Digital Industries.  We make real what matters by setting the benchmark in the way we electrify, automate and digitalize the world around us.  Ingenuity drives us and what we create together in yours.  

Making a difference together we raised $565,000 towards charitable contributions, support over 50 non-profit organizations and planted 1,850 trees in our local communities.    Siemens Canada generates $2.2B in sales with 4,800 employees.   Join our team of approximately 377,000 talented professionals in more than 200 countries/regions and help us tackle the most exciting challenges to build a successful future together.  So, what are you waiting for?  Take your next career step with us.

To learn more about Siemens Canada, visit our website at www.siemens.ca

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Canada Limited

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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