Imagine Communications

Software QA Engineer

Job Locations CA-ON-North York
Posted Date 1 year ago(1/5/2017 1:59 PM)
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Company Overview

Every day, Imagine Communications is delivering billions of media moments all over the world — anywhere, anytime and on any device.


Imagine Communications delivers innovative, end-to-end media software and networking solutions to over 3,000 customers in more than 185 countries, including the top broadcast facilities and the most technologically advanced sports and live-event venues. Today, we’re driving an industry transformation by investing deeply in a new generation of media enabled by IP, virtualization, cloud infrastructure and software-defined networks.


At Imagine Communications, groundbreaking work is part of our everyday environment.  All our employees play a vital role in our organization, helping the media industry enable instant access to moments that matter.  Wherever your skills fit in our business — from engineering and sales to service and support — you’ll find you gain much more than just a job. At Imagine Communications, you’ll gain the opportunity to contribute to the transformation that’s taking place in the way the world is consuming media.


If you’re looking to join a market leader and take your career to the next level, contact us today!

Specific duties include but are not limited to

Imagine Communications is looking for an experienced Software QA Engineer to join the Quality Assurance team in Toronto. This position involves validating both functional and performance requirements of products developed by the Networking & Distribution group. Solid Software QA experience in a product development environment is expected. Responsibilities will include working with Product Management and the Design teams to help establish key competitive functionality and design targets for Imagine products. The products being developed are used around the world for transporting studio quality high and standard definition video programming over satellite, telecom, IP, and broadcast networks.



  • Evaluating functional, performance, and compliance requirements of products related to, but not limited to, the Networking & Distribution product line;
  • Developing test strategies, formal test plans, automation scripts (API/UI level scripts), and system configurations to efficiently validate compliance to product design requirements and design guidelines;
  • Hosting test plan reviews and test results meetings with project stakeholders prior to and proceeding testing phases;
  • Developing formal test reports and working with other cross-functional teams to help understand and incorporate test results into cohesive quality metrics for the business;
  • Development of test procedures for new products based on product requirements, performance specifications, user interface specifications and required standards compliance;
  • Collaborating with development teams on new products during design and architecture phases;
  • Reviewing technical specifications for testability, robustness, accuracy, and relevance to product requirements;
  • Investigating intricate problems that require deep, critical thinking;
  • Handling several tasks in a dynamic development environment, while juggling priorities;
  • Collaborating with product management where necessary on new product requirements and recommendations;
  • Coordinate efforts and communicate progress with development teams, project and product management;
  • Where required, working with customers (possibly on site) to diagnose root cause and resolution strategies;
  • Working with other QA teams on the development of quality assurance standards and procedures, providing technical leadership to the existing software QA team;
  • Working to evolve Imagine’s automated test strategy;
  • Develop automated test scripts for products under test as well as working with other QA / Development teams to define a unified automated test strategy for Networking group. This will require research, investigations and evaluation of new tools, technologies and products related to product validation;
  • Where necessary, carrying out various internal training activities.


  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering or equivalent technical engineering degree;
  • 5+ years of experience in design validation and testing of embedded in an Agile environment;
  • IP networking, Cloud, and/or Internet-based system level testing is expected;
  • Solid experience with programming languages (C++, C-Sharp, Visual Basic, or Java) and/or any scripting language is expected (Python, JSON, JavaScript);
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and debugging skills;
  • Prior experience with programs and/or scripting languages and development tools.
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas is an advantage:
    • MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video and audio compression;
    • Knowledge on IP Routing protocols, Layer-2 & Layer-3 switches and routers;
    • Digital Video formats including: NTSC, PAL, SDI, HD-SDI, UHD.
  • Excellent communication and written skills;
  • Experience in documentation, defect reporting, and test case writing is required;
  • Experience in networking protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, SSH) is required;
  • Previous software design experience is expected;
  • Experience with Linux or Linux-like command line environments will also be an asset


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