Imagine Communications

Software QA Engineer

Job Locations CA-ON-North York
Posted Date 9 months ago(6/6/2017 2:22 PM)
Requisition ID
Position Type
Full Time

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


  • 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.


Experience / Requirements

  • 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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