Job Opportunity at Tucows: QA Analyst

QA Analyst picture featuring the Squishy Cow.

[This has been cross-posted to the Tucows Blog.]

We’ve got another job opening here at Tucows: QA Analyst!

Wait…didn’t you already announce this job opening?

You’re probably thinking of this position: QA Analyst/Performance Testing. That’s a position that calls for a little more experience and has a little more responsibility. This one is just plain old “QA Analyst”, minus the “Performance Testing” part. That position called for 2+ years experience with test panning, test development and web application test execution; this one calls for 1+ years. If you didn’t have the experience for that job, you might want to consider this one!

The Job Description

Here it is, straight from HR’s mouth:

Main Purpose

Tests software to ensure that developed products meet design specifications and are within total quality management limits and standards. Communicates with product developers. Operates under some supervision.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will be required to do code development to support test automation and other testing tools
  • Plan and perform required testing activities
  • Develop testing documents to verify Tucows’ services and applications

Ideal Candidate Profile

Related experience / Unique skill set:

  • Solid understanding of test methodology and testing lifecycle
  • 1+ years Test Planning experience
  • 1+ years Test Development experience
  • 1+ years Web Application Test Execution experience
  • Comfortable in testing application in Unix and/or Linux environment

3 or more of the following:

  • Automated testing
  • API testing
  • GUI/Functional/Installation testing
  • Performance testing
  • Security testing

Special consideration for:

  • QA or Test Certification
  • Fluent in one of the web testing tools
  • Courses in Oracle (asset)
  • Participated in test tool evaluation and deployment process


  • College or University degree in information technology or equivalent

Interpersonal skills:

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Comfortable working to tight deadlines; strong team player
  • Sense of job commitment
  • Good communication skills

Other things you should know about:

  • Once a month Friday night/Saturday morning code promotion testing

So What’s It Like at Tucows?

Since I wrote about it so recently, I’ll simply point you to this entry; just scroll down to the section titled A Little Bit About Tucows. The short answer is: “It’s pretty cool.”

Want to Apply for the Job?

Email your resume and cover letter to, making sure that you include QA Analyst in the subject.

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