Software Test Automation Engineer

Quality assurance (QA) Intermediate

Field Effect Software is looking for a Software Test Automation Engineer for our Product Development Team. This position ensures that the quality of the product that Field Effect produces reaches the world-class standard that we strive for. Due to the nature of our software and the breadth of tests involved, automation is crucial to achieving our goals. This position is responsible for determining and writing the automated test for each feature so they can be repeatedly tested. Working alongside developers during feature development, ensuring all cases are covered is an integral part of the process.

This role will reporting either directly to the Product Owner or the Quality Assurance Manager, you will ensure they are kept up to date about the state of the product with regards to stability, scalability, performance, functionality and interoperability.


  • Determine the set of tests that must be executed for each new feature of a release
  • Implement automated tests as required for either new features or legacy features that currently do not have tests
  • Work with Product Owners to determine features that are High Business Value and ensure test coverage is adequate
  • Ensure environment or lab assets are available for automation
  • Generate reports that clearly and concisely demonstrate the state of the product before release
  • Attend all planning sessions and input the expected level of effort for testing
  • Demonstrate the products and test suites to managers and stake holders
  • Assist developers in re-creating issues if required

Desired Skills and Traits

 3-5 years of experience in software testing or automation

  • A degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 2 years of Python scripting
  • Experience writing test automation scripts and frameworks
  • Windows & Linux operating systems
  • Understanding of networks and networking protocols
  • Experience with virtualization technologies (VMWare, Docker)
  • Source Control (Git)

Field Effect provides advanced, integrated cyber security threat detection, incident monitoring, and compliance in one platform for SMBs and IT service providers. The company’s products and solutions remove the complexity of securing endpoints and networks, delivering sophisticated monitoring and threat protection services that are easy to use and manage with actionable insights. Founded by the brightest talents in the cyber security industry, the Field Effect team not only brings decades of experience securing complex, ever-changing security environments but has helped shape Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy and other national-level cyber security policies. The result is a company committed to creating stronger networks, improving proactive response, and increasing efficiency through an end-to-end approach that empowers businesses to achieve a resilient defence against modern cyber security threats. For more information about Field Effect, visit

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