Software Tester

Job Details

Software Tester

Kingston, Ontario




Job Description


Region: Kingston, Ontario 

Employment Type: Contract

Security Clearance: Secret II

Language Requirements: English

Job Reference Number: 37395-EH


Project Description:

ADGA delivers strategic insight, world-class technology and service excellence in Defence, Security and Enterprise Computing to clients in the Federal Government, other levels of government and in the private sector. In a world driven by convergence, ADGA provides the expertise and innovation that organizations need to remain secure, efficient and productive. This rests on an outstanding track record built since 1967, safeguarding some of Canada’s most critical assets. Headquartered in Ottawa, with offices across Canada, ADGA is a privately owned Canadian company that employs more than 800 employees, technical consultants and subject matter experts.

We are currently looking for a Software Tester within one of our Defence Simulation opportunities in the Kingston Region.



The Tester works with ADGA to support the Canadian Army by providing modification services, software development and day to day support for Modeling and Simulation Software (M&S SW) employed by the Department of National Defence (DND) in Canadian Armed Forces Training, Exercises and Experiments. As a Tester, you are responsible for testing debugging, and documenting errors related to the simulation software. This occurs in a Defence and Security environment. The Tester will report to the Project Lead, and work closely with other senior development team members.


The Primary tasks (80%):

  • Planning and conducting simulation testing. This includes executables, models, and configuration files;
  • Creating Canadian military models in 3DS Max, preparing them with Oxygen and testing them in Virtual Battlespace;
  • Supervision of testing in accordance with the plan and test documentation standards;
  • Management and monitoring of simulation test plans for all levels of testing;
  • Reporting on the status of testing within the sim team and to management;
  • “Tuning” of simulation models to ensure fidelity/performance balance is fit for specified purpose;
  • Development of simulation test scenarios and test scripts;
  • Ensure that software has no unforeseen detrimental effects on the System of Systems behavior.


The Secondary tasks (20%):

  • Establishing simulation software testing procedures for unit test, integration testing and regression testing with emphasis on automating the testing procedures.
  • Establishing and operating simulation "interoperability" testing procedures to ensure that the interaction and co-existence of various software elements, which are proposed to be distributed on the common infrastructure, conform to department standards

Requirements (experience/skills/clearance):

  • Resource must have at a minimum one (1) year of experience in software development;
  • Resource must have at a minimum one (1) year of demonstrated experience in testing, debugging, in a simulation software environment (Virtual Battlespace (VBS), Paradigm, SimSpeak are nice to have).

Other Requirements:

  • Must currently hold a Secret Clearance.
  • Demonstrated Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Computer Science; OR
  • Demonstrated College Diploma in Engineering or Computer Technology;

ADGA Perks:

  • You are an instrumental player on our team supporting the development of industry leading military simulations.
  • Work with a high functioning team on a rare National Defence software development project - most people dream of this type of opportunity!
  • Specialized industry training and development programs
  • Awesome benefits, group RRSP Plan, and Profit-sharing
  • Exclusive employee access to Perkopolis

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Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If accommodation is required, it is requested that you contact ADGA’s Accessibility Officer.




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