Quality Automation Lead

About Lytica

Based in Ottawa Canada, Lytica is a Supply Chain Intelligence company that has grown to become the most trusted electronic component cost reduction and risk mitigation platform worldwide. Lytica provides the only commercially available SaaS (Software as a Service) platform that allows a company to benchmark the competitiveness of their electronic component pricing against the real market. Since the introduction of Lytica’s proprietary cost benchmarking methodology, a growing list of top electronics manufacturers have made SupplyLens™ Pro a foundation for their pursuit of a world-class cost base improvement. With our unique SaaS offering and growing set of global customers, Lytica is experiencing explosive growth – and we need you!

Why Join Lytica? 

We’re a multicultural and diverse team. Put simply, our differences are our strengths. At Lytica all ideas are heard, and the best one’s win. We work with cutting edge technology. Lytica has some of the country’s top technology and analytics experts working to solve complex industry issues and make a real difference for our customers.

Company growth means your career can accelerate. Executives and managers take genuine interest in your career progression. Let’s face it, no one gets to the top on their own! Lytica is experiencing rapid growth and wants you to be a part of the journey. So, if you’re a ‘builder’ at heart or a subject matter expert with a can-do attitude and want to be a part of making something really special, this is a great place to be!

What can you expect? How about: a robust benefits plan, a remote/hybrid work environment, competitive compensation, social events, lunch & learns and of course an awesome team of colleagues to work with!

Job Description

Lytica is looking for a Quality Automation Lead who loves the challenge of the fast-paced start-up world, to work with the product team to create and build our quality strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Define test objectives and create test strategy and test plans.
  • Oversee, architect, and lead all aspects of manual and automated testing for the Lytica SaaS product.
  • Design, implement, organize, and maintain test plan, considering the following:
    • Unit tests
    • Functional testing
    • API testing
    • Performance and load testing
    • Security testing
    • “llity” testing
    • User acceptance testing
  • Design and execute data verification tests to ensure data accuracy, completeness, and consistency across the application. Validate data transformations, calculations, and database operations.
  • Work closely with the product and development team to clarify feature requirements, determine manual and automated testing needs, derive tasks, and provide feedback on design solutions. Identify incomplete or missing areas in specs and work with stakeholders to address them
  • Firmly and passionately advocate for our customers
  • Other duties as required


  • Strong experience designing and creating manual and automated test.
  • Strong experience testing REST API’s.
  • Strong experience with ETL, data quality and completion validation
  • Experience with SQL and performance queries
  • Experience with Playwright automation framework and automation frameworks (i.e. POM and Data Driven) (or similar)
  • Experience with TestRail for test cases management (or similar)
  • Experience with cloud computing services (Azure) is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Ability to shift focus as objectives and priorities change.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related technical field or an equivalent combination of work experience and certifications
  • 7+ years of test automation experience developing and maintaining automated test cases at various levels; API, front-end UI, etc.
  • Minimum of intermediate skill level in programming with Java, node.js, Python, or other programming/scripting languages

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Interested candidates may apply through the careers section on Lytica’s website.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Lytica is an equal opportunity Employer.  We celebrate, support, and thrive on diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact the Human Resources department and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Permanent
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Work Remotely: Remote/Hybrid Work Environment
Job Location: Kanata

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