Department: OPS Onboarding (840)
30 Adelaide Str, East
Toronto, Ontario, M5C 3G9
Number of Positions: 1
Responsible for user testing of the business-application aspects of enhancements to iFast/Base, Desktop, Web, AWD and other related applications. Ensures that changes to the system conform to business requirements and processes and/or internal and external client expectations.
General Roles & Responsibilities:
Creates UAT test plans, test cases and scenarios that capture client requirements, potential risk items and accurately define expected results and actual results.
Attends business and technical project meetings. Acquires and clarifies understanding of requirements, concerns and approach from various teams involved and applies this understanding to the UAT testing strategy.
Works with internal teams to resolve environment and project issues
Recognizes improvement opportunities and works with leads/management for implementation.
Reviews business specification documents, conducts research and gathers pertinent information relevant to the project
Ensures adequate testing coverage of all business and functional requirements as documented in the release notes and other project artifacts
Understands and tests business-improvement-related process or set-up changes across the affected applications utilized by the Transfer Agency (iFast Base, Desktop, Web, Frontier, AWD, eDocs, etc)
Identifies and reports clearly documented testing defects
Monitors progress of issues raised against assigned projects. Escalates and follows-up as appropriate.
Prompt identification of risk items. Acts to prevent impact by testing and/or timely communication to Manager/Project Team.
Learns, understands and retains knowledge of applicable business processes and system set-ups for the entire Transfer Agency clientele for effective risk-based (negative) testing
Prepares power point presentations and conducts functionality walkthroughs geared towards a Business Operations audience
Supports Transfer Agency on ad-hoc testing requests
Updates UAT reporting spreadsheets for accurate stats and metrics reporting.
Conducts peer-to-peer training
Mutual fund or segregated fund knowledge and mutual fund processing skills, preferably on iFAST applications
Excellent analytical skills
Resourceful. Finds solutions and answers to resolve issues.
Highly focused, detail oriented, efficient and independent
Self-motivated. Shows initiative and takes pride in and commitment to their work
Good oral and written communication skills
Ability to coordinate information from various sources and complete assignments within established timeframes and standards (e.g. zero defect target)
Ability to identify potential business problems
Ability to interpret technical specifications and facilitate walkthroughs to ensure that business intent is satisfied
Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel intermediate or better skills
Familiarity with HP/UNIX, Progress would be an asset
University degree or College diploma preferred
Completion of CSC (Canadian Securities Course) and/or IFIC (Operations Course)
Prior work experience in software testing, preferably mutual fund recordkeeping systems
Understanding of the waterfall and agile methodologies of the Software Development life cycle employed at IFDS
IFDS Canada encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants with disabilities may notify us of any accommodations needed to support your participation in the recruitment process. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. Please be aware that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted for this position.