At Kinaxis, who we are is grounded in our common belief that people matter. Each one of us plays an important part in accomplishing our work, building our culture and making a global impact.

Every day, we’re empowered to work together to help our customers make fast, confident planning decisions. This is how we create a better planet – for each other, for our customers and for generations to come. Our cloud-based platform RapidResponse ensures that the products we need – everything from medicine and cars, to day-to-day items like toothpaste – make it to market and into our hands when we need them with minimal ecological footprint.

We make the world better, and you can too.

Algorithms Test Engineer

Job location: Canada 

About the team  

The Business Algorithms team at Kinaxis creates customized solutions to optimize supply chains. Ever wonder how the hundreds of parts in your new smart phone come together from different suppliers all over the world? Kinaxis solves problems like that every day. 

Our customers have terabytes of data that needs to be analyzed for the largest supply chains imaginable. Our algorithms move the global economy-- in seconds, not hours, or days. 

It’s Big Data with an impact; Data Science on the front lines. 

The Algorithms team is a dynamic environment where real life supply chain problems are being translated into complex algorithms, coded, tested and released to the world-wide known manufactures. Developers and test engineers are working together towards high quality supply chain solutions, interact with Product Managers and the customer on the daily basis.  
We believe in the DevOps culture – we serve our own tools, frameworks, infrastructure. Automation is certainly at the top of our priority list.  

Who you are 

  • You thrive on delivering a quality product to customers and care deeply about testing best practices and efficient test strategies. 
  • You enjoy complex logic/algorithms, working with Big Data. 
  • You are driven by customer success, love to participate in customer-facing projects. 
  • You prefer a fast-paced agile work environment and take pride in finding product defects. 
  • You approach testing with creative ideas and innovative techniques. 
  • You collaborate with Software Developers and Product Managers, and your passion is to identify and solve product gaps. 
  • You’re a strong believer in Continuous Integration, and the DevOps mindset 
  • You communicate fluidly, at the level of your audience, and seek to understand and be understood. 
  • You like working in teams, mentoring, and sharing neat things you come across. 

What you will do

Technical: 

  • Design, develop, and support automated tests and corresponding infrastructure enhancements 
  • Architect, implement and improve state of the art tools for Continuous Delivery. 
  • Actively participate in the improvement of the development/testing processes by introducing new and enhancing existing automation tools.  

Customer Facing:  

  • Learn Supply Chain business challenges and contribute to testing relevant Use Cases / Business Processes. 
  • Participate in requirements elaboration and review product specifications. 
  • Interact with Rapid Response customers directly and indirectly through Product Managers.  

Process Oriented:  

  • Improve processes and efficiency of the team, always look for opportunities to strengthen the team.  
  • Share your knowledge and mentor less experienced team members. 

Team Player: 

  • Be part of the amazing, collaborative, and supportive Business Algorithms Team that is practicing true Agile where QAs and developers share the same objectives. 

What we are looking for  

Required: 

  • A strong passion for quality, love of data and algorithms. 
  • 3+ years of experience in a software testing position. 
  • A degree in computer science / mathematics. 
  • Programming and scripting techniques/languages experience (Python, Java Script, .NET).  
  • Exceptionally strong analytical skills, proven mathematical background.  
  • Proficiency in requirements elaboration and test plans creation. 
  • Ability to search for and structure information regarding complex processes / functionality. 
  • The ability to ‘think outside of the box’ is crucial in this fast-paced environment  
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills 
  • Adaptable and flexible to changing priorities 
  • Self-starter with strong initiative and results orientation 

Definite Assets:  

  • Exposure to manufacturing/fulfillment/BI/Workforce Management/financial business requirements/practices.  
  • Familiarity with Jenkins CI/CD and release pipelines. 
  • Knowledge and experience in relational database design and usage. 
  • Experience working in agile development environment. 

What we have to offer

  • Challenging Work - We love solving highly complex problems. And as the global leaders in our industry, we never stop innovating—our work is never “done. That’s because across our teams and in all roles, every employee is empowered to bring their best ideas forward and to jump in and solve the problems they’re passionate about.
  • Great People - We take our work seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously! It’s in our DNA to celebrate, laugh, and have fun. We are stronger, together, when we are open, honest, and above all, real. Every person is valued here and plays an important role in our shared success.
  • Global Impact - As a global team spanning continents, boundaries, and cultures, every day we are inspired by the impact our work has on our colleagues, our customers, our communities, and the world at large.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Diversity, equity and inclusion are more than words to us. They are the guiding principles for building a culture where we celebrate each others’ differences, continuously strive for equality and recognize that inclusion makes us stronger as individuals, a company and a global citizen. 

For more information, visit the Kinaxis web site at www.kinaxis.com or the company’s blog at http://blog.kinaxis.com/.

Kinaxis strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply to our welcoming community. We strive to make our website and application process accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Human Resources at accommodations@kinaxis.com. This contact information is for accessibility requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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