• Co-op Student - Software and Information Systems Testing - September 2018

    Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
    Job ID
    App. Deadline
    Job Type (EN)
    Job Industry
    Accounting and Auditing Services, Computer Software, Technology Services
  • About BDO

    Jump-start your career with BDO!
    At BDO, we focus on choosing the right people for the right projects, whether working with our clients or with colleagues. We invest in the best and brightest people who value honesty and trust, have an inspiring track record of achievement in and outside of their work, and are committed to working as a team to deliver exceptional client service.

    Job Description

    Duration: September 2018 - December 2018


    Interested in becoming an IT professional?

    We want you to become a great IT professional. For you to achieve that, we believe in helping you find the right environment, and providing the mentorship and experience you need to develop your professional career. As a student in BDO’s Software and Information Systems Testing group, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Use the technical knowledge you have acquired through your courses, you will carry out work projects and assignments under the direct supervision of a manager or another experienced team member.
    • Build effective working relationships with client contacts, providing responses to client requests and suggestions related to the client engagement.
    • Understand and adhere to BDO IT’s quality assurance measures and testing standards for building new applications, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
    • Collaborate with IT and Business stakeholders in various types of testing methods, such as system, integration, regression, and user acceptance testing
    • Create and execute test plans and test cases/scripts that will determine optimal application performance according to specifications
    • Document and track defects and fixes throughout the SDLC
    • Communicate test progress, test results, and other relevant information to project stakeholders, business and end-user community, and management
    • Assist with testing activities to support the delivery of business requirements and systems goals, and identify existing or potential issues

    Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge

    • Working towards undergraduate diploma/degree with a focus in Software and Information Systems Testing or Information Technology
    • Experience in a QA/testing role in a professional environment considered an asset
    • High level understanding of the design, development, and implementation of QA/application testing standards, best practices, and System Development Lifecycle methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, Iterative)
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively to participate in project strategy, planning and approach as it relates to testing and the QA process
    • Strong analytical, time management skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimal supervision and in a team environment
    • Experience with MS Suite of products (Word, Excel, Visio, Project, SharePoint)
    • Experience with Project Portfolio Management tools (MS Project Online) or similar tools
    • Experience in test management framework and tools considered an asset


    The perfect combination of size and personal attention.

    With more than 3,000 professionals in Canada, and more than 60,000 around the world, BDO is among a small group of accounting and advisory networks able to compete on the national and global stages. For all our professionals, we provide personalized attention, guidance, and an extraordinary level of support. We are committed to providing intern and co-op students with opportunities to gain practical experience to start building a solid technical foundation in the discipline of their choosing.


    Life at BDO

    All students joining BDO will have the opportunity to work in a learning culture, in an environment that is continually teaching through practical experience and technical training. We provide our people with unique opportunities that are only available through our team size and the type of work we do. These include:

    • Meaningful relationships: Participating in smaller engagement teams that provide incredible learning and team building opportunities.
    • Variety of industries: Gaining a range of experience by working in a variety of different industries before deciding on an area of specialization.


    BDO proudly represents and supports our communities with charitable activities, volunteerism and donations. We also grant our employees one community day per year to participate in an organization of their choosing.


    How to Apply:

    We require all students to apply online ( The application will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.


    Please upload your application package (cover letter, resume and transcript) as one PDF file.


    We advise all students to follow the application deadlines advertised by their school Career Centre or Co-op Office (if applicable). Many universities and colleges follow different application and interview schedules.


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