|Date Posted||December 11, 2019|
What it’s like working at CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC Digital Products is the country’s biggest digital startup, taking on the challenges of innovating how media is made, sent and received. We are also part of Canada’s oldest and truest broadcasting company. We are trying new things. We are growing. As an entity of our own. As a voice for our country. As a team.
Digital is a part of our present and all of our future. CBC’s strategy is focused on becoming a digital-first organization that provides a digital platform for storytellers. Our mission is to engage our audience with stories they care about.
If you want to enter the world of digital media and be part of the change and growth of one of Canada’s long-established and respected broadcasters, this is your chance. CBC Digital Products is looking for a Senior QA Automation Developer to join our AV Platform team. We need someone to leverage test-driven development and QA best practices to ensure the high-quality delivery of on-demand and live A/V content to millions of Canadians. This is an opportunity to be collaborative and strategic in your approach to testing; to work autonomously and as part of a team.
This is a unique chance for a Senior QA Automation Developer, who wants to be part of building an engaging streaming experience for over 18 million Canadians. Someone who’s excited to grow the way they think about software design and wants to learn from purposeful failure in a lean, Agile environment. Someone who wants to be a mentor to team members and help set the standards for automation and testing.
We welcome people who are strong collaborators and feel they can contribute in non-traditional ways. If you're passionate about Canada and you love technology, learning and bringing out the best in others, you’ll love working at CBC.
Who you are and where are you now?
You are an experienced QA Automation Developer looking to apply and grow your testing skills. You are ready to build products for our internal teams with a focus on performance, quality, and usability. You are looking for an opportunity to join a company with a mission, value set, and tech-forward approach that aligns with your own; a place where knowledge-sharing guides your learning.
You have experience in working with modern automation testing frameworks. You have a solid understanding of the underlying principles of software development and can pick up new technologies and languages with ease. You are adaptable and willing to jump into different areas of development and when time allows, you will contribute to the products the AV Platform team supports.
Whether you are currently working in a startup, the corporate world or somewhere in between, you want to be part of a fun team, engaged in a continuous learning culture, where you can take on new challenges and be a significant contributor to engaging our national audience.
What’s in it for you?
Cutting edge tech: CBC has more than 25 digital sites, all of which are mandated to reach Canadians online everywhere and every way, with a high emphasis on mobile devices. To achieve that goal, with no downtime, takes a robust infrastructure, powerful technologies, reliable solutions, and rewarding work. All of which requires stringent automated testing and processes. You will work on a massive website that impacts our national audience (and the Canadian media landscape). You will face exciting technical challenges as we are continuously evolving and introducing new features.
Belonging: CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian institution. By joining our dynamic Digital Products team, you will be exposed to the best of all worlds. Corporate. Public. Startup. You will be part of a team that embraces diversity and at its core, truly cares about the country and the world; a genuinely close-knit, fun and collaborative team that believes in supporting the work of its members.
Career growth: CBC is fully invested in our people. Whatever it is you want to pursue whether it’s a new programming language or a technical solution, whether it’s expanding your Agile knowledge or building an audience-facing platform. We will provide you with the time, resources, and championing that you need to keep your career here rewarding. Members of our team have grown into QA Leads, introducing automation standards and processes across multiple projects; Senior Developers; Architects, Agile Team Leads or Product Owners.
Why join us?
CBC/Radio-Canada reflects the Canadian identity and promotes democracy. We strive to represent the voices of the country and support social and economic innovation. Our values - collaboration, learning and continuous improvement - embody who we are as a people-focused, digital-forward employer. We offer a rare-in-tech work-life balance with flexible schedules and an excellent benefits package. We want to ensure you are happy in and out of the office.
Collaboration. We follow lean startup principles and use an Agile approach. Our dedicated people managers work closely with every individual to ensure we are leveraging their strengths, championing their ideas and supporting their pursuit of new skills and career progression.
Learning. From simply buying a book or recommending a course to one-on-ones, our leadership team is focused on creating an atmosphere where people feel fulfilled. Our team members are given opportunities to learn and work cross-functionally across multiple projects.
Continuous improvement. What can you innovate in 8 hours a week? Our Digital department at CBC recognizes just how smart, creative and inventive our team members are. From prototyping new UI/UX to setting up dev environments to experiment on and learning new programming languages to creating improved search functions for our media. Wherever your interests lie, your 20% time is yours to allocate in a productive and professionally gratifying way.
What you bring:
- The education. A Computer Science, Engineering, Math degree or equivalent is preferred, but we know not everyone gains their programming skills this way. You have the knowledge and understanding of software development and testing best - and latest - practices.
- The technical knowledge. You are well-versed in test-driven development and have familiarity with CI/CD workflows such as Jenkins or Bamboo. You have strong experience with:
- Modern frameworks for testing and automation
- UI testing in Cypress or similar
- Mutation testing with Stryker or similar
- The desire to learn. You can quickly pick up new tools and technologies. You have the ability to teach and mentor; particularly when it comes to test-driven development. Ideally, you are interested in growing your existing A/V technical knowledge.
- The exceptional collaborative skills. You are a team player. You enjoy working closely innovating solutions and solving problems within and across teams.
- The extras. Nice to have experience includes API testing, integration testing, Java, and PHP.
Think this job is meant for you but worried you don’t have it all? At CBC we know that not everyone takes the same path when it comes to building their skills. You can read about the various backgrounds the talented people that make up our team bring to us here.
Hands-on experience, intelligence, innovation, a passion for learning and a team-focused approach can combine to form the best set of qualifications. If you feel you meet all or most of the qualifications we are seeking; and you are excited by the possibility of growing our company, take a chance and express your interest here.
In becoming the leader in expressing Canadian culture and enriching democratic life, we need to be as diverse in every way as the country we serve, both within our workforce and on air. As an employer, we value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada's public broadcaster.
CBC/Radio-Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if required, and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please contact us.