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Pension Software Testing Analyst

Virtual Req #13
November 21, 2019
Are you looking for an opportunity where your developing IT expertise will be appreciated, nurtured and encouraged to grow? Do you thrive working in a fast-paced environment in a growing organization? Are you passionate about technology and its use in the workplace to enable others to work more effectively?
If you answered yes to these questions, we are looking for you!
CAAT is a modern defined benefit pension plan and industry-leading innovator in helping more Canadian workplaces and their employees participate in a sustainable pension plan. We are seen as one of the most successful plans in Canada…and we’re growing!
We are looking for a talented, resourceful, quick learning Pension Software Testing Analyst to join our team.
In this role you will support internal systems by developing and executing testing plans for the pension administration and related systems. The Analyst will assist the Senior Pension System Testing Analysts for reviewing requirements for all modifications to the system, providing input on the requirements and subsequently developing plans to test any pension system modifications that arise as a result of the requirements. The Analyst will document promotion procedures and provides test results to management. The Analyst is also responsible to educate other teams in the Organization on system related fixes and enhancements. The Analyst is responsible for maintaining the regression test bed as well as keeping test cases up-to-date.
We are looking for someone with the following attributes:
  • Minimum of a College Diploma with requisite experience in software testing environments
  • Five or more years working with pension or benefit data, good comprehension of pension calculations, use of various data mining/modeling tools, knowledge of Structured Query Language, Oracle and or Microsoft SQL Server databases, ETL methods for data transformation including scripting and/or programming familiarity
  • Experience using automated regression testing tools such as Ranorex, MicroFocus/Borland Silk Test Suite, jUnit, Unified Functional Testing (HP) or similar platform.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

Once here:
  • You will review defects and other requests from the CAAT ticketing system, the CPAS CQ database and assists the Data Management team as well as the Senior Pension System Testing Analysts in determining the impact of the request on the pension system.
  • You will help design and document the architecture of the testing environment including the maintenance schedule, data refreshes as well as software updates.
  • You will test all defects and enhancements to the pension administration system including interfaces to external systems.
  • You will maintain the regression test bed and creates new test cases for various pension system modifications.
  • You will provide training support to staff on changes that have been promoted to the production system.
  • You will work closely with developers, either CAAT staff, CPAS or contract to help articulate requirements. Tests all updates as they are delivered.
  • You will execute automated methods for testing the various functions of the pension system at all tiers. Uses automated testing software where possible for database tests, web application tests as well as Cognos tests.
  • You will maintain a comprehensive automated regression test plan for the core activities in the pension system such as Active Member Annual Statements, Retired Member & Surviving Spouse Statements, Cost of Living Adjustment calculations, Highest Average Pensionable Earnings calculation, Termination, Retirement and Death benefit calculations, LTD PA/T4A calculations as well as the complexities introduced by multi-employer, concurrent employment and deferred benefit calculations, among others.
  • You will be responsible for maintaining the production copies of all Cognos letters and forms and maintaining version control for changes done by CAAT or externally.
What does CAAT offer you and what should you know about us?
  • We received the Innovation Award in Plan Design and Reform at the Pensions & Investments' 2018 World Pension Summit
  • We also received the Pension Performance Award at the Benefits Canada 2018 Workplace Benefits Awards
  • We also received an IABC Gold Quill Award of Excellence for the ROM merger.
  • We provide a flexible and friendly work environment, a comprehensive health and dental benefits package, life insurance and a Goodlife fitness membership.
  • We offer support for your career development goals
  • We are conveniently located at the Eaton Center in downtown Toronto with ready access to the subway and PATH systems
We recruit and select the most qualified candidates and thank all applicants for their interest but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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CAAT Pension Plan is an equal opportunity employer that supports abilities and diversity of all kinds.  If you require accommodation during the recruiting and selection process, please contact us at or call Human Resources at 416-673-9000.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Job Start Date January 5, 2020