Quality Engineering - Co-op

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Job ID : 5726
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.

Definity offers a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Leaders partner with their teams to find the right balance of on-site and remote work that best meets the needs of their teams, colleagues, brokers and customers, while ensuring collaboration, teamwork and accountability for goals.

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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Analyzing requirements in order to identify and create test scenarios
  • Designing, creating and executing manual tests
  • Designing and scripting automated regression 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

Required Skills

  • 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
  • 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
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language such as Java, C++ or Python
  • Hands on exposure to Test Automation Frameworks / Test Harness an asset
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery 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

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.

Work Location: The position will either be a hybrid (1-3 days in office) or fully remote. These positions are spread across our different locations including Kitchener/Waterloo, Mississauga and Toronto 

How to apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and 1 letter of reference in one document  


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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