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Testing Associate Co-op (Winter 2023)

Job ID : 6058
Category : Technology Solutions
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Temporary
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Kitchener, Canada

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Definity includes some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. With strong roots that date back to 1871, we’ve grown to become a digital leader in the insurance industry. We’re proud to help our clients and communities adapt and thrive in a world of constant change.

Our promise to you: It’s better here. Why? Because we CARE, and we provide an employee experience that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative P&C insurers. Come be a part of our journey, and love what you do.

Starting in September, Definity employees move to a hybrid work model so we can collaborate, build mentoring relationships, and solve complex or cross-functional business opportunities together. Our teams work in whichever environment best supports what they're working on and who they're working with. We're actively reinventing our offices as welcoming workspaces that optimize collaboration and empower leaders to use our space to strengthen team dynamics. Our tools and processes seamlessly connect employees from multiple locations, and our culture encourages respectful engagement and flexibility. Leaders work with their teams to determine the right balance of on-site and remote work that best meets the needs of their team, cross-functional engagement, responsibilities and timelines, plus those of our customers, our broker partners, and the company culture.

YOUR NEXT CO-OP PLACEMENT 

Work term: Winter (January to April) 

Work term length: 4-month 

From classroom to co-op to career, every step of your journey has an impact on your future. That’s why it makes sense to choose a co-op placement with a company that offers truly rewarding work and real-life experience. At Definity®, your contributions, creativity, and energy will be put to good use, and you’ll get to be involved with initiatives that support our strategic goals and use your skills in a supportive team environment. 

If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people — full time, part time, and co-ops alike — and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here. 

What can you expect in this role? 

Quality Assurance is a highly strategic and challenging area of our IT business that deals with the validation and verification of software systems and data.  Economical Insurance is seeking a technical Student in Quality Assurance to join us in this important area. 

You are a student of a Computer Science or related program.  You want to work in an Agile team in a professional environment and expand your skills on a project that matters.  You are willing to get your hands dirty both testing and/or coding.  Your programming skills and expertise in software are impeccable. 

This is a technical role, spans multiple technology spaces, and offers a good opportunity to gain and apply experience in a range of systems supporting multiple projects and infrastructures.  The successful candidate will be involved with identifying test scenarios, creating and executing test cases and potentially writing automated test scripts. 

You'll be working closely with the Quality Engineering team that operates in an Agile environment, working on initiatives that span the business to implement common QA, DevOps, and Development goals. 

What you’ll be doing

  • Analyzing requirements in order to identify and create test scenarios 

  • Designing and scripting automated tests on Web Apps and Mobile Apps 

  • Designing, creating and executing manual tests 

  • Testing data seeding, data masking and data analysis 

  • Analysis and reporting of testing results 

  • Working in an Agile environment to achieve the highest possible quality standards and improve current QE capabilities 

What you bring

  • Working toward bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field 

  • Knowledge of CS fundamentals including data structures, algorithm design and complexity analysis 

  • Proficiency in at least one programming language such as Java, C++ or Python 

  • Experience in mobile browser and mobile app (Android, IOS) testing and testing automation assets 

  • Experience with consuming RESTful APIs an asset 

  • Understanding of the manipulation of XML and XSD Schemas an asset 

  • Proficiency working with JSON, XML, CSV data formats 

  • Hands-on skill and utilization of SQL for the querying of relational data 

  • Experience in web technologies such as HTML, CSS, Javascript 

  • Hands on exposure to Test Automation Frameworks / Test Harness an asset 

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) concepts and approaches an asset 

  • Understanding of and experience with DevOps an asset 

  • Experience and understanding of Agile software development methodologies 

  • Strong English communication skills - both verbal and written 

Did you know? 

  • We care about our co-ops: Definity’s co-op students are considered the best pipeline of talent for our full-time, permanent positions.  

  • We care about students: Definity distributes $85,000 in scholarships to students across Canada each year.  

  • We care about our community: Definity donates more than $1 million every year to causes that drive true change in the neighbourhoods in which we live and work.  

What can Definity offer you? 

  • Meaningful work forwarding our purpose of building a better world by helping our clients and communities adapt and thrive in their hardest times of need. 

  • Culture of accountability, empowerment, and collaboration. 

  • Opportunities to support personal and professional growth through real-life experience and unique learning opportunities. Our Leadership Essentials program builds knowledge and skills to Team Leaders to Directors 

  • Opportunity to join our employee groups - focused on women's empowerment, LGBTQ+, anti-racism and cultural equity, and environmental activism  

  • Determined to create positive change for our environment, our people, and our communities, now and in the future. Check our ESG work

Work location: Hybrid (Kitchener office) 

Visit www.definityfinancial.com to learn more about us and what we’re up to.  

How to apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and transcript    

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it, and we’ve got it: 

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: [email protected]

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of a background check (including criminal checks and leadership references).

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