Senior QA Engineer

Job ID
Professional Services - Software Development or Programming
Pos. Type
Full Time

Company Overview

Chez Nuance, nous donnons aux gens la possibilité d'interagir naturellement avec leurs divers appareils connectés et le monde numérique autour d'eux. Nous créons un monde où la technologie pense et agit de la façon dont les humains le font en concevant des modes d'interaction avec la technologie plus intuitifs.


Notre technologie agile utilise des analyses et des algorithmes avancés pour transformer l'inanimé en animé et transformer des processus complexes en processus simples.


Joignez-vous à notre équipe mobile ... où les systèmes intelligents sont maintenant prêts pour la route. Nous sommes passionnés par le développement d'interfaces intelligentes qui permettent aux gens de parler à leurs voitures, leurs téléphones et tous autres appareils intelligents.



At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.  We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.


Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.


Join our Mobile team…intelligent systems now ready for the road. We are passionate about developing intelligent interfaces that enable people to talk to their cars, phones, devices, and other smart “things”.

Job Summary

Summary: The Senior QA Engineer will work on Automotive Professional Services project teams that integrate and deliver Nuance state-of-the-art speech recognition and text-to-speech products to embedded platforms for major automotive and consumer electronics companies.


You will be closely working together with our customers’ integration teams to help them include Nuance technologies into successful products in an efficient way. As a Senior QA engineer in the Professional Services team, you will be responsible for documenting, developing and executing functional and system tests to verify the software quality of Nuance deliveries in the integrated embedded product platform. We need someone with strong testing and troubleshooting skills to quickly write test plans and test cases for both manual and automated tests. Most importantly we want someone that is eager, a quick learner and willing to expend his/her level of expertise and not afraid to jump in get dirty and take on new challenges!     



• Creation of software test plans
• Analyze new features and write & maintain functional, system test cases
• Develop scripts for automation of functional testing operating on PC and embedded platforms
• Execution of test plans using customer supplied embedded systems
• Report defects in a clear and concise manner. Analysis of test results (test log review and triage of defects) and be prepared to support the team in troubleshooting the root cause
• Coordinate a team of testers: assign tasks, establish priorities and create QA estimates and schedules
• Provide technical leadership to teammates through couching and mentorship
• Track progress of testing efforts, communicate progress to management team through status reports and meetings
• Ensure product meets all relevant specifications and Nuance quality standards      
• Work in an Agile environment



Number of Years of Work Experience: 5+ years Industry experience in Software Quality Assurance    


Required Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Programming skills with fluency in one or more scripting languages (Python, Perl).
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems quickly and creatively
  • Experience with embedded systems, real-time operating systems, and embedded software development (eg. Linux, QNX).
  • Demonstrated ability to set-up communication hardware, flashing firmware, and basic issues troubleshooting
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English
  • Positive "can-do" attitude, well organized, focusing on achieving results cost-effectively. Superior problem-solving skills
  • Self-learner, with sense Working knowledge with various communication protocols (serial RS232, CAN BUS, TCP/IP, I2C ...)
  • Initiative and perseverance to deliver high quality work
  • Knowledge of a software development process (e.g. Agile)

  • Experience in technical leader role of a software QA team


Preferred Skills: Fluency in a second language (European or Asian languages preferred)


Education: Bachelors or Graduate University degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent

Additional Information

In Montreal:

What we offer !

Unique environment for collaborative teamwork on cutting-edge technology:

  • Location is in the heart of downtown
  • Flexible hours
  • Transit reimbursement and parking

Contributing to and collaborating with international teams that drive innovation

  • Competitive benefit package:
  • 4 weeks’ vacation
  • 10 paid sick days
  • Bonus Plan, Group RRSP, Deferred Profit Sharing Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Award-winning Top Employer:

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers – 7 consecutive years
  • Montreal’s Top Employers – 6 consecutive years
  • Canada's Top Employers for Young People - 3 consecutive years

Ce que nous offrons!

Un environnement unique et collaboratif où vous travaillez avec les technologies de pointe :

  • Situé au cœur du centre-ville de Montréal
  • Horaire flexible
  • Allocation de transport en commun et de stationnement
  • Travail de concert avec des équipes à l’international afin de repousser les limites de l’innovation

Programme d’avantages sociaux concurrentiel :

  • 4 semaines de vacances
  • 10 congés de maladies payés
  • Régime de bonus annuel, REER collectif, Régimes de participation différée aux bénéfices (RPDB), Régime de rachat d’action pour les employés

Gagnant de prix à titre de meilleurs employeurs :

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers – pour 7 années consécutives
  • Canada's Top Employers for Young People - pour 3 années consécutives



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