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QA Automation Developer, Advertising Integration Team

CBC Digital Products is the country’s biggest digital startup, taking on the challenges of innovating how media is made, sent and received. We are also part of Canada’s oldest and truest broadcasting company. We are trying new things. We are growing. As an entity of our own. As a voice for our country. As a team.

Digital is a part of our present and all of our future. CBC’s strategy is focused on becoming a digital-first organization that provides a digital platform for storytellers. Our mission is to engage our audience with stories they care about.

The opportunity

CBC/Radio-Canada is looking for a QA Automation Developer to join our new Advertising Integration team to work closely with internal and external digital partners. This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting team that understands who our audience is. It’s a chance to channel your technical expertise as well as your advertising insights to create easily discoverable, engaging, and accessible online ad product experiences across our digital offerings and on large scale events. Informed by our mission, our product strategy and our commitment is to be highly accountable to our audience. This is an opportunity to take on the unique challenges the sheer volume and diversity of our digital audience presents.

If you're passionate about Canada and you love technology, learning and bringing out the best in others, you’ll love working at CBC.

Who you are and where are you now?

You are a QA Automation Developer with experience bridging into Google display ads or working with similar digital advertising platforms. You may have a broad technical background or you specialize in advertising and marketing with a passion for the technical side. Either way, you have the hands-on expertise with Google Ad Manager or similar frameworks; a UI/UX approach to ad presentation. You are looking for an opportunity to join a company with a mission, value set and tech-forward approach that align with your own.

You bring a depth of skills and a willingness to be part of the knowledge sharing atmosphere here. You are adaptable and willing to jump into different areas, features, products - wherever you are needed, you are happy to contribute. We work with a diverse set of technologies, languages, frameworks; but to us, grasp-of-concept is what matters. Your unique skill-set will only enhance ours.

What’s in it for you?

Cutting edge tech. CBC has over 25 digital products, all of which are mandated to reach Canadians online everywhere and every way. To achieve that goal, with no downtime, takes a robust infrastructure, powerful technologies, reliable solutions and rewarding work. Joining us now is an opportunity to make and implement positive changes. You can play a vital part in the evolution of digital at the CBC.

Belonging. CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian institution. By joining us, you will be exposed to the best of all worlds. Corporate. Public. Startup. You will be part of a team that embraces diversity and at its core, truly cares about the country and the world; a genuinely close-knit, fun and collaborative team that believes in supporting the work of its members. You will contribute to defining the culture, processes and different ways of working. As a QA Automation Developer for the Advertising Integration team, you will play an important role in contributing to the CBC Digital Product team’s overall strategic and revenue goals.

Career growth. CBC is fully invested in our people. Whatever it is you want to pursue whether it’s a new programming language or a technical solution, whether it’s expanding your Agile knowledge or building an audience-facing platform. We will provide you with the time, resources and championing that you need to keep your career here rewarding.

What you bring:

  • A well-rounded combination of education (a university degree) and related experience.
  • The hands-on expertise. You have hands-on professional experience writing automated test scripts to support the verification and validation of design-rich web products using JavaScript, React and other front end technologies. Ideally you have experience with QA Automation Development test platforms such as Selenium...or similar frameworks
  • You have expertise with Google Ads or similar frameworks and technologies (such as, but not limited to, DSA, ad servers, supply-side (SSP), publishing tags), data management platform (DMP), other media buying platforms.
  • The passion. You have a passion for ad operations and technology and you are enthusiastic about the opportunity to link the two pieces together.
  • The communication skills. You know how to listen to diverse perspectives, build internal relationships and collaborate across teams. You are confident presenting concepts and sharing knowledge and advertising-specific insights with other developers.

Why join us?

CBC/Radio-Canada reflects the Canadian identity and promotes democracy. We strive to represent the voices of the country and support social and economic innovation. Our values - collaboration, learning and continuous improvement- embody who we are as a people-focused, digital-forward employer. We offer a rare-in-tech work-life balance with flexible schedules, an excellent benefits package and a pension plan noted as one of the best in the country; we want to ensure you are happy in and out of the office.

Collaboration. We follow lean startup principles and use an Agile approach. Our dedicated people managers work closely with every individual to ensure we are leveraging their strengths, championing their ideas and supporting their pursuit of new skills and career progression.

Learning. From simply buying a book or recommending a course to one-on-ones, our leadership team is focused on creating an atmosphere where people feel fulfilled. Our team members are given opportunities to learn and work cross-functionally across multiple projects.

Continuous improvement. What can you innovate in 8 hours a week? Our Digital department at CBC recognizes just how smart, creative and inventive our team members are. From prototyping new UI/UX to setting up dev environments to experiment on and learning new programming languages to creating improved search functions for our media. Wherever your interests lie, your 20% time is yours to allocate in a productive and professionally gratifying way.

To apply:

Think this job is meant for you but worried you don’t have it all? At CBC we know that not everyone takes the same path when it comes to building their skills. You can read about the various backgrounds the talented people that make up our team bring to us here.

Hands-on experience, intelligence, innovation, a passion for learning and a team-focused approach can combine to form the best set of qualifications. If you feel you meet all or most of the qualifications we are seeking; and you are excited by the possibility of growing our company, take a chance and express your interest here.

In becoming the leader in expressing Canadian culture and enriching democratic life, we need to be as diverse in every way as the country we serve, both within our workforce and on air. As an employer, we value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada's public broadcaster.

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