Job Title: Senior QA Engineer – 1-year Contract (Extension based on Performance),
Cellulant is the leading one-stop digital payments company in Africa operating in 10 markets i.e. Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Mozambique; providing the glue connecting everyone to everything, every day. To do this we are looking for qualified, passionate, dynamic, and vibrant people to drive our strategy and agenda.
Oversee and perform manual & Automated testing on all applications from the earliest opportunity and with precision before any application is deployed to production.
Communicating all test issues effectively to the QA manager. Managing the daily workload of a Tester and giving direction on projects
Participate in the test automation tool selection and adoption process; Develop and execute automated test suites using COTS and custom tools; Integrate test suites into the test management system and custom test harnesses.
Duties and Responsibilities
Produce & manage level test plans, estimate effort and resource test plans
Monitor changes to scope during the development cycle and re-evaluate plans and resource accordingly
Manage expectations of when testing activities will be complete mitigating risks to key milestones
Liaise with the relevant departments to ensure key infrastructure (environments, interfaces & access) is set- up to enable all required testing activities
Manage the UAT process by supporting clients to establish key scenarios to test their business processes to maximize benefit of the UAT process ensuring full acceptance and integration of the software solution
Assign work to QA Engineers and manage successful completion of work to set deadlines
Manage processes and procedures locally within the test team and with external teams across the SDLC to drive and implement improvements to optimize efficiency and first-time pass rate
Measure, develop and optimize quality of team outputs and
Build test scripts from various sources including functional specifications, technical specifications and sessions with developers and designers
Review requirements, specifications, user documentation, help files, and other project documentation to assure quality of the products and tests to be developed; i.e., perform manual static
Select and develop appropriate test automation tools, applying the latest techniques in test automation; e.g., data-driven
Use risk-driven techniques to develop, maintain, and execute automated test suites for various Software Cafeteria products; i.e., perform automated dynamic
Execute automated tests and validate the
Work with the Development team to capture and reuse automated Unit Test Cases, Test Stubs and Drivers, and other Development test
Work with the Development team to create and maintain an automated nightly build verification (“smoke”)
Ensure proper version control and configuration management of all test objects developed and test environments used.
To facilitate in-house performance testing ensuring that all key infrastructure, data requirements are met as well as establishing the best tools for the job
Identify key components of the system that are suitable for automation and implement approach to deliver benefits through automation
Experience with Continuous Integration tool (Jenkins, TeamCity, ) Experience with GitLab to implement for the CI/CD pipeline Experience with containerization tools
Results Tracking and Reporting
Monitor defects raised by the team and challenge their prioritization supporting to
Manage all issues that impact on the team’s ability to complete testing activities on schedule
Create and maintain manual test repositories and regression test packs with a view of constant optimization to improve test estimates
Create, maintain, and manage test-related documentation
Management and Supervisory
Provide the QA Manager with accurate and precise estimates for assigned task duration, along with confidence levels and foreseeable
Assist the QA Manager in preparing test plans, budgets, and
Take responsibility to ensure all solutions delivered meet the highest quality standards
Provide the QA Manager with performance assessments for assigned junior
Participate in tester interviews, including administering interviews for QA Engineers and Test Automation Engineers.
Relevant work experience in development and/or testing
Understanding of agile software development Understanding of web service integration (e.g.: REST and SOAP XML).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Good development/scripting skills in common languages like JAVA, Kotlin, Python, Ruby
Database skills, mainly in MySQL
Good understanding of object-oriented programming, J2EE architecture, .NET,
Knowledge of automated testing tools, like LoadRunner, HP ALM 11, Rational Robot, Selenium, Appium
Experienced in Manual Testing at levels of Unit & System covering Functional tests
Have strong SQL skills and be able to confidently test batch processes
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