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Specialist/Engineer - Lead Software QA and Tester

by General Dynamics Land Systems

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Dec 04, 2021
General Dynamics Land Systems

Job Description

Specialist/Engineer - Lead Software QA and Tester


At General Dynamics Land Systems we put our Customers at the centre of everything we do. Our commitment to protect and enable the people who serve drives us to develop products and systems that give them a clear advantage for mission success. We are looking for passionate individuals to help us deliver innovative, unique solutions to our Customers.


Position Description:

  • Develop test plans and test procedures
  • Ensure traceability of test procedures to software requirements
  • Evaluate and test software applications for use on GDLS-C products
  • Develop unit tests for a variety of applications from embedded to web
  • Write scripts to automate test sequences
  • Document test defects in an issue-reporting system
  • Collaborate with developers, project managers, and engineering in a team environment
  • Manage metrics and reporting to identify defects and test coverage
  • Develop reports and present to customers (internal and external) as required
  • Provide input into tools and test environments for next generation products
  • Support continuous improvement and integration activities
  • Lead junior employees in areas of software QA and testing


Position Requirements:

Position Requirements:

  • University degree/college diploma in related field OR Non-Technical Degree or Diploma plus 5+ years in a related technical role
  • 5 years as a software QA / tester
  • Development experience in any of the below areas:
  • .NET (C#, Prism, WPF), C/C++, Database (SQL), Python
  • Knowledge of relational database concepts (SQL)
  • Experience with various Windows versions (Windows 7, Windows 7 Embedded, Windows 10)
  • Experience using various Linux distributions (CentOS, RedHat, Debian, Embedded)
  • Experience with CI/CD systems (Jira, Bitbucket, Bamboo)
  • Experience using DOORS or other documentation and requirements repositories
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Experience working with teams and/or customers
  • Extensive experience with software version control systems (GIT)
  • Experience following Agile development methodology
  • Ability to Travel (5% Canadian, 5% US & International) and possess and maintain a valid passport


Preferred Requirements:           

  • Extensive testing experience with any of the above tools and: Web (HTML5, JavaScript, Vue, REST)
  • Experience with Matlab and Simulink
  • Experience evaluating and choosing test automation tooling
  • Experience developing Continuous Integration workflows
  • Web service testing for RESTful API
  • Extensive experience with databases (SQL, InfluxDB, Postgres)
  • Knowledge of variety of software testing methodologies (Acceptance, Code Coverage Analysis, Performance, Regression)
  • Experience with Behaviour and Test Driven Development
  • Experience using SysML & UML
  • DevOps experience (Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible)
  • Experience working with construction or agricultural equipment
  • Working knowledge of ISO 11989, Bosch CAN2.0B, SAEJ1939 and similar standards
  • Ability to obtain and hold a valid Secret level security clearance
  • 2-5 years experience as lead SW test engineer


General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada is an employment equity employer who values diversity and inclusion.  We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

It is a requirement that General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada be registered with the Canadian Controlled Goods Program and that all of its workforce be security assessed.  As such, successful applicants must meet all applicable security requirements, including, but not limited to, the ability to obtain and maintain a Canadian government security clearance to secret level.

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